Called the 992, Porsche has put out a teaser of this new-gen 911 showcasing it undergoing a new set of tests to prove that it is truly the ultimate sports auto.
With an official reveal in sight, Porsche has been making sure the next-generation 911 (992) is up for the task of satisfying customer rigours. The eight-generation Porsche 911 will be launched in Europe in early 2019 and the Italian carmaker has shared the pictures it took during the testing.
According to the German vehicle maker, the test mules of the 992 911 has been put through shuttling climates with temperature differences of up to 85 degrees Celsius.
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The testing first focused on the brand's traditional core areas of expertise - a chassis and engines, which the company enhanced. 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 enhanced connectivity has also been assessed. Prototypes are being tested across all temperatures, spreading 85 degrees Celsius in between freezing conditions in Final, to sweltering heat in Gulf States in the Middle East.
For endurance testing, the 911 cruised on China's roads and sprinted along the country's race tracks in "a traffic structure that is typical for that country", where fuel quality can also vary greatly. This phase also sees significant mileage being covered, while complying with all traffic rules, with the common goal that the eighth generation of this sports auto icon continues the tradition of being one of the best 911 of all time.
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. 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 cars also demonstrated their every-day abilities on public roads in cities and cross-country throughout Germany.
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