The endurance tests for the eighth generation of the Porsche 911 enters the home straight as the new model will be brought to the European market at the beginning of 2019. The schedule to complete the Porsche 911 MY2019 endurance testing regime around the globe is on track. The cars are being shuttled between climate zones with temperature differences of up to 85 degrees Celsius; sprinting across elevation changes spanning more than four kilometres; enduring traffic jams in major cities and setting new records on the racetracks. At the end of this testing regime, every component on the car must function just as reliably as it did at the outset.
“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,” Andreas Pröbstle, Project Manager for the Complete Vehicle of the 911 commented. “That’s why we test the vehicle under all conditions, and in every type of weather and region. The vehicles’ drivetrain must function as flawlessly as its fluids, systems, operating processes and displays – it’s the only way we can be certain that the vehicle is able to travel through all regions of the world without faults,” he added.
The testing first focuses on Porsche’s traditional core areas, such as the chassis and engine, which have been enhanced even further to heighten both performance and everyday use. Additionally, there are function tests and stress tests for the entirely new operating concept in the cockpit, as well as instruments and displays. The new driver assistance systems and extended connectivity must also meet the challenges of the test programme. Porsche Connect differs from country to country, so testing its operation and functions is very resource-intensive.
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