A testing programme for the new Porshe 911
In advance of the new Porshe 911 entering the market, the prototypes are revving up their engines to complete the final testing programme around the globe, putting the new sports cars under a great deal of pressure.
The prototypes have been shuttling between climate zones with temperature differences of up to 85 degrees Celsius. The testing programme has the new 911 sprinting across elevation changes spanning more than four kilometres, enduring traffic jams in major cities and setting new records on the racetracks.
After all of the extreme testing, every component of the car must function just as reliably as it did at the outset.
Testing in different climate zones
In hot countries such as the Gulf States in the Middle East or Death Valley in the USA, the car needed to pass functional tests in temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius, so the interior components do not expand or contract or make noises when exposed to heat
In Finland, in minus 35 degrees temperatures, the test focused on areas such as cold start, heating and air conditioning, traction, handling and braking behaviour.
Andreas Pröbstle, Project Manager for the Complete Vehicle of the 911, commented: “In addition to its outstanding performance, it’s the 911’s suitability for daily use that has always put it in a class of its own.”
The new Porsche 911, the eighth generation of the sports car classic, will come to European market at the beginning of 2019.