The new eight-generation Porsche 911 has brought to final global stress tests. It comes to the European market early 2019.
Porsche has been testing the prototypes under various conditions: temperature differences, elevation changes, traffic jams and on racetracks to check the components reliability and the car suitability for daily use.
The testing first focused on the brand’s traditional core areas of expertise – a chassis and engines, which the company enhanced. There were also the function and stress tests for a fully new operating concept in the cockpit, instruments and displays. The Porsche Connect system differed from country to country, so its testing was very resource-intensive.
In hot high-temperature conditions (the Middle East’s Gulf States or the American Death Valley) they tested the behavior of air conditioning, thermal management and combustion.
In Finland’s -35°C temperatures, the tests focused on a cold start, heating, air conditioning, traction, handling and braking, as well as a response speed of control systems responsible for driving dynamics.
The carmaker also tested the Porsche 911 in the European Arctic Circle areas and during endurance runs on the road and tracks in China to check the reliability on fuels of various qualities.
The demanding Nurburgring has become a traditional part of the rigorous Porsche test and development program.
In Italy, the test cars were driven round the high-speed Nardò test tracks with a focus on top speeds, cooling and handling.
The test vehicles reached the lowest point of their endurance run in the Death Valley. In Colorado they reached heights of 4,3 km, which was a challenge for the twin-turbo charging and fuel system. The cars also demonstrated their every-day abilities on public roads in cities and cross-country throughout Germany.
The nextgeneration 911 has proved to be the car of all times. The test vehicles passed 3 million kilometers in total.