Porsche has introduced Panamera Turbo safety car, which will be used specially for the 2011 American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

The car is based on Porsche Panamera Turbo and features a 4.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 500PS (368 kW) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) between 2 250 and 4500RPM. All that power is needed to keep pace on the track. Panamera Turbo does 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and to 100mph in just 8.2 seconds. Quarter mile is covered in 11.7 seconds with 192 km/h (119 mph). The top speed is 303 km/h (188 mph), which is quite good for big four-door coupe.

Porsche are also unveiled two Cayenne ALMS Emergency Response Vehicles which will be on stand-by in case there's any trouble at any of this season's races.

There are no further details about the special vehicles, but the company will release more data, soon.

source: Porsche