The image above has emerged as Porsche casts some light on the testing programme the 992-generation of 911 has been put through.
- The test mule of the new-gen 911 has been spotted already on many occasions.More news: 2-month-old Boeing plane crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced
When the start of 2019 rolls around in Europe, the new 8th generation of the venerable 911 sports auto will be available to purchase. The models of the 2019 Porsche 911 have been tried in various atmosphere zones with temperature contrast being up to 85-degree Celsius.
The testing first focused on the brand's traditional core areas of expertise - a chassis and engines, which the company enhanced. Moreover, there are practical checks and stress tests for the completely new working idea in the cockpit, and in addition instruments and shows.More news: Minister warns of action against Sarkar
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. Next, the human-machine interface (HMI) undergoes function and stress tests, including the driver assistance and Porsche Connect systems.
In hot high-temperature conditions (the Middle East's Gulf States or the American Death Valley) they tested the behavior of air conditioning, thermal management and combustion. 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 minus 35 degrees temperatures, 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.More news: Trump has heated exchange with CNN, NBC journalists at press conference
The eighth generation of the Porsche 911 will be coming to the European market early next year, but not before the prototype completes its final tests across the world. By the time testing is complete, the cars have been driven for around three million kilometres in total. In the gallery released by Porsche, it looks like the part of the vehicle that will be revealed last is the tail light cluster-these images have the ends of the full-width taillight strip still taped up.