New Porsche 911: fresh images of 992 model released…

Doris Richards
November 7, 2018

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. Porsche says the test cars will have completed a total test run of 3 million kilometers when they have served their objective, and part of that is, of course, testing at the legendary Nürburgring, where many 911 customers will undoubtedly take their new pride and joy.

This final leg of testing the new 911 (992) prototypes is to find all the possible issues with the vehicle.

For the 992 to stand up to the outgoing generation and its predecessors, as well as offerings from competing automakers, the vehicle must undertake endless tests and procedures in both freezing cold and boiling heat. The sports auto will come to the European market at the beginning of 2019, confirms Porsche but we expect an official reveal by the end of this year. The vehicles' drivetrain must function as flawlessly as the fluids, systems, operating processes and displays.

Testing at first focused on the chassis and engine, which in the new model were enhanced for everyday use and performance.

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). They furthermore endured "lengthy traffic jams in major cities" and set "new records on race tracks". 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.

Of course, no testing is complete without a trip to the Nurburgring, where the performance capabilities of the 911 are put to the ultimate test, along with a stop at the Nardo test track in Italy.

After it goes on sale in the global markets, Porsche will surely bring the new-gen 911 to India sometime later next year.

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