Porsche put out a information bulletin at this time 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 4.0-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 totally different simulations to dial it in correctly. After all, non-performance checks had been additionally vital, because the automotive went via 600 emissions checks to fulfill the world’s newest requirements whereas nonetheless placing out extra horsepower and torque than earlier than.
Maybe probably 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 (3,107-mile) take a look at run at a continuing pace of 186 mph the place it wanted to “carry out flawlessly” to go. The one breaks for the automotive (and drivers) had 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 might take take a look at drivers to finish such a take a look at is unimaginable.
Prime pace for this technology of GT3 is 197 mph, so that they had 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’ll be able to cowl numerous distance going 186 mph. Essentially, it seemingly took greater than 17 hours when you consider gas stops, driver modifications and the time it took to speed up and decelerate from 186 mph many occasions over.
Do you assume 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 checks like this — the corporate coated 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.