Fleets of Porsche 911 test mules have been roaming the globe from very cold to very hot areas, separated by up to 85 degrees Celsius temperature gaps.
The new eight-generation Porsche 911 has brought to final global stress tests. The automaker wants to make sure every component of the auto functions just as reliably as it did at the beginning of the testing program. They have also endured traffic jams in major cities (including San Francisco, Arizona, and Munich) and also have been tested on the race tracks (which we presume to be the Nurburgring).
"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". Additionally, there are function tests and stress tests for the entirely new operating concept in the cockpit, as well as instruments and displays. 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. 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. Italy's Nardo test track is also an important venue for testing the 911. Porsche says the test cars will have completed a total test run of 3 million kilometers when they have served their goal, and part of that is, of course, testing at the legendary Nürburgring, where many 911 customers will undoubtedly take their new pride and joy.
They are also being put to the test across huge elevation changes, spanning as low as 90 metres below sea level in Death Valley, USA, and up to 4.3km above sea level on Mount Evans in Colorado. By the time testing is complete, the cars have been driven for around three million kilometres in total.