The new Porsche 911 goes drifting

2020 Porsche 911 development drives

2020 Porsche 911 development drives

Porsche is out testing prototypes for its next-generation 911, the 992, which will be hitting the market next summer as a 2020 model.

As with most Porsche cars, the 8th gen 911 spent time testing at the Nurburgring and fast Italian tracks like the Nardo test tracks.

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. There were also the function and stress tests for a fully new operating concept in the cockpit, instruments and displays.

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. The prototypes have been tested for endurance in lengthy traffic jams across various cities and on the race tracks too.

"So the interior components must not expand or contract and make noises when exposed to heat, for example."

Finland where temperature drops below -35 degree Celsius was chosen as the freezing region to test for cold-start testing, heating traction, handling and braking behaviour as well as the response speed control system (electronics) which are related to the driving dynamics. Porsche also tested the auto as it would be used in every day driving in Germany. The test vehicles reach the lowest point of their endurance run in Death Valley, which descends to around 90 metres below sea level; while the thin air on Mount Evans, Colorado - reaching heights of 4,300 metres - was the challenge for the biturbo charging and the fuel system. These efforts, when put together, are integral in the carmaker's pursuit of ensuring the eighth generation 911 continues the tradition of being the best 911 of all time.

Also worth mentioning that the Porsche company in honor of its 70th anniversary, has released a unique version of the model 911 (993) Turbo S. This vehicle exists in a single copy.

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