Porsche 911 '992' undergoes final testing

Ceria Alfonso
Noviembre 8, 2018

The image above has emerged as Porsche casts some light on the testing programme the 992-generation of 911 has been put through.

The cat's pretty much out of the bag when it comes to the next generation Porsche 911 with recent spy photos revealing 99 percent of the exterior.

Porsche is proud to announce it is "putting the new sports cars under a great deal of stress" and is evaluating it in different climate zones with temperature amplitude of up to 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 degrees Celsius) and elevation changes spanning more than 2.5 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. The new driver assistance systems and enhanced connectivity must also be assessed as part of the strenuous testing phase.

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Arid areas, such as the Gulf States and USA's Death Valley, were used as testing grounds for the 911's air conditioning and thermal management systems. Interior components must not expand or contract and make noises when exposed to extreme heat.

Cold area testing, such as in Finland, focused on cold starts, heating and air conditioning, traction, handling, and braking. The endurance test was carried out in China's roads and race tracks besides also proving that the 911 can run reliably despite varying fuel quality. This phase also sees significant mileage being covered, while complying with all traffic rules, with the common goal that the eighth generation of this sports auto icon continues the tradition of being one of the best 911 of all time. In Colorado they reached heights of 4,3 km, which was a challenge for the twin-turbo charging and fuel system.

Aside from the torture tests, Porsche also considered the customer-oriented everyday testing on public roads in cities and cross-country throughout Germany.

According to Porsche, by the time the testing is complete, the cars will have been driven around three million kilometres.

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