Porsche opens its own Nardo track again

Porsche opens its own Nardo track again

July 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The company opened an updated technical center with its own test track Nardo. The ring has a length of 12.6 km, width is 16 meters. It is located in the city of Nardo (Italy).

The test track was built in 1975 and originally belonged to Fiat. In 2012, the ring became the property of Porsche. At the end of 2018, it was closed for renovation.

Malte Radmann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nardo Technical Center and Managing Director of Porsche Engineering, noted that “this test site has always been one of a kind and is now the cornerstone of Porsche’s development strategy and vehicle testing,” – he added.

Reconstruction took about 7 months. During this time, the ring was completely asphalted, and a new system of fencing was installed. The automotive platform with a total area of ​​106,000 square meters has been completely renovated. meters The total investment amounted to 35 million euros.

New Porsche models will be tested on the track, as well as testing the latest developments, including driver assistance systems, electrical systems, connectivity services and autonomous technologies. “The goal is for our customers to check the mobility of the future,” – said Antonio Gratis, managing director of the Nardo Technical Center.