This is the new Porsche 911, proving it'll go very sideways.
According to the German auto maker, the test mules of the 992 911 has been put through shuttling climates with temperature differences of up to 85 degrees Celsius. The prototypes of the 2019 Porsche 911 have been tested in different climate zones with temperature difference being up to 85-degree Celsius.
Porsche says the 992's chassis and (twin-turbo) engine "have been enhanced even further to increase both performance and everyday use", while new driver assistance systems and "enhanced connectivity" are also expected. Additionally, there are functional checks and stress tests for the entirely new operating concept in the cockpit, as well as instruments and displays. They furthermore endured "lengthy traffic jams in major cities" and set "new records on race tracks".
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. Porsche has also checked the interior components that they do not expand or contract or make noises when exposed to extreme heat.
In Finland's -35°C temperatures, the tests focused on a cold start, heating, air conditioning, traction, handling and braking, as well as a response speed of control systems responsible for driving dynamics. 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. Elevation tests have run the gamut from Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level to Mount Evans, Colorado, reaching higher than 14,000 feet.
The German sports vehicle maker will be using the last three weeks before the debut to prepare its fans for the grand premiere and it has just started the teaser campaign.
According to Porsche, by the time the testing is complete, the cars will have been driven around three million kilometres.