Porsche 911 (992) goes testing from hot to cold

Porsche 911 (992) goes testing from hot to cold

The sports vehicle maker has revealed that the new Porsche 911 has been subjected to a rigorous testing program ahead of its launch.

Though it's essential to test the 911 in all weather conditions, including the extreme climates where some of the production models will be used, most drivers will be taking their Porsche out on public urban and rural roads as part of their daily routine.

The Zuffenhausen-based automaker confirmed the eighth-generation version of the sportscar was scheduled to launch in Europe "at the beginning of 2019". Despite those gruelling tests, every component of the auto must function as reliably as it did at the outset. The models have been tried for endurance in lengthy traffic jams crosswise over different cities and on the race tracks as well.

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The testing first focuses on Porsche's traditional core areas of expertise, such as the chassis and engine, which have been enhanced even further to heighten both performance and everyday use. The Porsche Connect system differed from country to country, so its testing was very resource-intensive. Additionally, the interior components must also not expand and make noises when exposed to heat. In Finland's 35 degrees Celsius below freezing point, testing focuses on functions such as cold start, heating, traction, handling and braking behaviour, as well as the response speed of the control systems related to driving dynamics.

2020 Porsche 911 spy video from Motor Authority on Vimeo. Italy's Nardo test track is also an important venue for testing the 911. Elevation tests have run the gamut from Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level to Mount Evans, Colorado, reaching higher than 14,000 feet. By the time, testing is complete, the cars have been driven around three million kilometres in total. Porsche says the test cars will have completed a total test run of 3 million kilometers when they have served their goal, and part of that is, of course, testing at the legendary Nürburgring, where many 911 customers will undoubtedly take their new pride and joy.

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