2020 Porsche 911 (992) Extreme Global Testing Program Detailed

The eight generation of the quintessential sports car coming from Stuttgart is nearly ready for its first public appearance. That's likely to happen at one of the three upcoming auto shows in Los Angeles, Detroit or Geneva.
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Porsche said on Monday that the yet not shown car is still hard at work testing everything there is to test on locations across the globe, from plains to mountains, and from desert to snow.

This final leg of testing the new 911 (992) prototypes is to find all the possible issues with the car. It aims to define how the chassis and engine perform under stress, how the driver assistance systems behave or how the connectivity of the 911 works.

Under the scorching sun of the Gulf States in the Middle East or Death Valley in the U.S., Porsche is testing air conditioning, thermal management, and combustion behavior in temperatures that can reach as much as 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit).

At the opposite end, at the minus 35 degrees Celsius offered by slopes of Finland, cold start heating and air conditioning, traction, handling, and braking behavior are put through their paces.

On track performance is tested at the Nurburgring Porsche in terms of engine, transmission, brakes, and chassis. The same is done in Italy, on the Nardò test tracks.

On-the-road tests in more humane conditions are being conducted in China. In Germany that happens as well, but as a means for Porsche to test customer response.

As said, the revealing of the new 911 is just around the corner. Despite this, and the repeated details released by Porsche about the car, there’s still no official word about its performances.

Rumor is the new 911 will sport updated versions of the turbocharged 3.0-liter on the Carrera, and GTS trims. Also, a hybrid version of the 911 is also likely to happen.
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