Porsche 911 Completes Final Endurance Testing

Joanna Estrada
November 8, 2018

Prior to this, the prototypes' engines get revved up to complete the final stages of a global testing programme which put the new sports cars under a great deal of stress.

The latest prototypes, which show both the Carrera and Carrera S, are nearly completely devoid of camouflage gear, and they also reveal most of the interior including a new digital dash.

The Zuffenhausen-based automaker confirmed the eighth-generation version of the sportscar was scheduled to launch in Europe "at the beginning of 2019".

According to the German vehicle maker, the test mules of the 992 911 has been put through shuttling climates with temperature differences of up to 85 degrees Celsius. At the end of the tests, Porsche says it will have driven the new 911 for about 3 million kilometers, or 1.86 million miles.

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 vehicle suitability for daily use.

As Porsche explains, the testing first focuses on core aspects of the vehicle - the engine and chassis - both of which have been improved from outgoing 991-generation cars. The new driver assistance systems and enhanced connectivity must also be assessed as part of the strenuous testing phase. At these places, the car's air conditioning, thermal management, and combustion behaviour must remain functional tests in temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius. Porsche has also checked the interior components that they do not expand or contract or make noises when exposed to extreme heat.

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.

To ensure the engine, transmission, brakes, and chassis can withstand high-speed driving while staying cool and in control, the vehicle was tested on the Nürburgring race track in Germany and Nardò test tracks in Italy.

Finally, the models were likewise taken to the most reduced objective of the demise valley which is around 90 meters underneath the ocean level and afterward at a stature of 4300 meters on the Mount Evans, Colorado where the ability of the bi-turbo chargers and the fuel system was tried.

The German sports auto maker will be using the last three weeks before the debut to prepare its fans for the grand premiere and it has just started the teaser campaign.

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