Porsche 911 Is Completing Final R&D And Testing Phases

2020 Porsche 911 development drives

2020 Porsche 911 development drives

Called the 992, Porsche has put out a teaser of this new-gen 911 showcasing it undergoing a new set of tests to prove that it is truly the ultimate sports vehicle.

Porsche has finally previewed the next-generation Porsche 911 in a set of pictures before its official launch.

The home straight for the new Porsche 911, the eighth generation of the sports auto classic will be launched in Europe at the beginning of 2019.

The cars were also thoroughly tested in these no less important environments. The brand deliberately carries out testing in various climatic conditions with elevation changes in excess of four kilometers. Like Porsche says, the car's interior must weather temperatures of both 50 degrees Celsius in Death Valley and the Middle East, as well as horribly freezing temperatures of -35 degrees Celsius in the Finnish Lapland.

"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", comments Andreas Pröbstle, Project Manager for the Complete Vehicle of the 911. There, the test agenda focuses on areas such as cold start, heating and air conditioning, 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. Porsche is also testing the new model around various race tracks, including the Nurburgring, as well as in dense traffic conditions.

Since we're talking the new 911 here, a big chunk of the testing was performed on the Nürburgring and Nardò tracks in Germany and Italy respectively, where engineers could see the chassis, engine, gearbox and suspension system at work. By the time testing is complete, the cars have been driven for around three million kilometres in total. The 992 911 will adopt an evolutionary design and will be the most advanced 911 to date, claims the carmaker. The front bumpers seem to have active shutters on the air dams which can open at higher speeds thus increasing the downforce. Porsche says that this new test regime puts the cars under "a great deal of stress".

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