Porsche has managed to stand as one of the defining and most appreciated sport car manufacturers. They’re also known for putting their new models to rigorous testing. It’s time for some testing again and now the star is the 2012 Carrera 911. As you will see in the video that Porsche has just released, the test cars as well as the professional drivers have been brought to the extreme environments of South Africa and Arctic Circle and this only shows again how far the Porsche engineers go when it comes to the 2012 Porsche Carrera.
The video reveals the testing of everything from headlight accuracy details to computer components, electronics and suspension. All this is meant to prove that the new Carrera 911 is capable of handling every possible scenario the driver may find himself in.
Two teams of Porsche engineers carried out the final testing of the 2012 Carrera 911 just months before the global debut of the car. One of these two teams was stationed in the most South Westerly tip of the African continent, Western Cape. They chose this location because the conditions there are windy, hot and arid. The other team was stationed somewhere in the Arctic Circle where there were around minus 40 degrees Celsius.
Laboring under extreme conditions, both teams have managed to gather lots of data on every move the car has made as well as on each of the car’s components from a simple hood latch to the new 7-speed manual transmission. Now you might wonder why the new Carrera 911 has been put to test in such torturous conditions. Well, to prove that this car performs as well in the most punishing and diverse of climates and the most demanding road trips imaginable as it does on an American freeway. The test also shows the high quality of the materials used for this car. Check the video below to see what we’re talking about. Enjoy!