Porsche put out a information bulletin in the present day detailing among the highlights from the take a look at classes it held for the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3. The numbers are predictably astounding, as is typical from Porsche.
Engineers ran the brand new four.Zero-liter flat-six for over 22,000 hours on the take a look at rig, simulating racetracks and operating “at full throttle for a really excessive proportion of the time.” The brand new suspended rear wing spent over 160 hours within the wind tunnel and was put via about 700 completely different simulations to dial it in correctly. In fact, non-performance assessments have been additionally needed, because the automotive went via 600 emissions assessments to satisfy the world’s newest requirements whereas nonetheless placing out extra horsepower and torque than earlier than.
Maybe essentially the most intriguing set of numbers of all these comes proper on the finish of Porsche’s press launch, tossed in like an afterthought. Engineers subjected the GT3 to a steady 5,000-kilometer (three,107-mile) take a look at run at a continuing velocity of 186 mph the place it wanted to “carry out flawlessly” to move. The one breaks for the automotive (and drivers) have been for refueling. Porsche says it accomplished the mind-boggling torture take a look at on the Nardo Ring in Italy. Setting apart the stress subjected to the automotive and engine, the quantity of focus it will take take a look at drivers to finish such a take a look at is unimaginable.
Prime velocity for this era of GT3 is 197 mph, in order that they have been pushing the automotive close to its prime finish for what would really feel like an eternity. This take a look at would take about 17 hours to finish — seems you may cowl a number of distance going 186 mph. Surely, it possible took greater than 17 hours when you think about gas stops, driver adjustments and the time it took to speed up and decelerate from 186 mph many occasions over.
Do you suppose your 911 GT3 will probably be dependable on the racetrack? We’re guessing that’s a sure. Porsche has a historical past of doing endurance assessments like this — the corporate lined 2,128 miles in a Taycan over a 24-hour interval at Nardo in 2019. You’ll be capable to begin your individual torture testing quickly, as GT3 deliveries are supposed to start this fall.