Porsche has published a short documentary film in which it presents the rigorous testing undergone by the new 2012 Carrera 911 before this 7th generation sports car (internally known as the 991) was put on sale.
As the footage will show, Porsche has divided its test engineers into two groups, one which took the car to South Africa and the other to the Arctic Circle. The goal was to see how the 2012 Porsche Carrera 911 would perform in extreme conditions and make sure that all of its components would react as designed even when pushed to the limits.
Porsche also wanted to perfect the new 7-speed manual transmission before making the new Carrera 911 available to the public, and also guarantee that this new model would fulfill the Porsche standard which refers to the new 911’s ability of performing on the German Autobahn just as well as it would on the interstate highway in the U.S. and anywhere else a car’s owner might be.
Documentary: 2012 Porsche Carrera 911 Testing

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Source: Porsche via YouTube