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13th August 2021 l For Porsche Fans l 2-3 minutes
Hi! Today we continue here on the blog with the development of a new Porsche model at the Weissach Development Centre. I explain how the prototype is tested on the test rig and how the car is then test driven on the unique test track.
Once the prototype has been fully assembled, Porsche tests it intensively. In this process, the prototype needs to pass a range of tests. As part of the crash test, the car – with a test dummy at the wheel – smashes into a wall. That‘s how you find out whether occupants would be protected well in the car in the event of an accident. Nowadays, a number of tests are run on computers.
The prototype is also thoroughly tested in the drivetrain testing facility, the climate test cell and the wind tunnel. It goes without saying that the cars are also taken on test drives once all tests have been completed. Every Porsche has to perform well anywhere, regardless of whether it‘s a race track or normal traffic.
Several million kilometres are covered before a new Porsche launches in series production, first at Porsche‘s own test track at the Development Centre and then on public roads. Until 22 August, you can experience the development of a new Porsche live in the Porsche Museum as part of the holiday programme.
Did you know?
As fast as the wind! Wind speeds of up to 300 km/h can be simulated in the wind tunnel. That‘s equivalent to the speed of an ICE high-speed train.
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