One: Sports-car company builds four-door sedan. Two: Four-door sedan is loved by some, hated by others. Three: Someone turns four-door sedan into touring-car racer. Four: We actually dig it.

The car you see here was designed and built by N Technology for use in Italy's Superstars touring-car series. It weighs 2910 pounds β€” 1212 pounds less than a production Panamera β€” and its 4.8-liter V-8 produces 450 hp. Judging by these livery sketches, it will probably not be attractive when finished.

The car is scheduled to debut at Hockenheim on June 12th. FIA touring-car champion Fabrizio Giovanardi has been tapped to drive it. Schnell, boys, schnell.


[Jon Sibal via 0-60]