When the beginning of 2019 rolls around Europe, the new 8th generation of the glorious 911 sports car will be…
When the beginning of 2019 rolls around Europe, the new 8th generation of the glorious 911 sports car will be bought. When the launch of the vehicle is approaching, Porsche talks about its rampant test program when the final test procedures are in progress. Porsche says that this new test regime puts the cars under “much stress”.
The prototype 911 cars move between climate zones with temperature differences of up to 85 degrees Celsius, moving over altitude changes of more than four kilometers and in traffic in major cities. All the routine testing is like the prototypes are flown around racetracks around the world.
Porsche says that every part of these cars must perform well at the end of the testing as they did at the beginning. Every part of the vehicle must be faultless, says Porsche because the sports car is intended for daily use. Project Manager for the Complete Vehicle 91
1, Andreas Pröbstle, says that the driveline, liquids, systems, work processes and displays must work without testing errors.
Tests that first focus on the chassis and engine, which in the new model was improved for daily use and performance. Function and stress test have been made on “completely new operating concept in the cockpit”, including instruments and displays. Porsche took the new 911 to Gulf States, Middle East and Death Valley to test air conditioning, heat management and combustion behavior in these areas.
Cold area testing, as in Finland, focused on cold start, heating and air conditioning, traction, handling and braking. The car was also tested in heavy traffic in China. As with most Porsche cars, 8th Gen 911 spent Nurburgring and fast Italian tracks like the Nardo test tracks. Porsche also tested the car as it would be used for every day driving in Germany. All this test is to make sure that the new 911 works everywhere as it was intended.