The renovation of Porsche’s test facility at the Nardò Technical Center in Apulia, Italy, has been successfully completed.
The modernization of the 12.6km-long track and dynamic platform cost €35m (US$40m) and took seven months. It involved re-asphalting of the circular track, installation of an innovative guardrail system, which was developed by Porsche Engineering specifically for high-speed testing, as well as a renovation of the 106,000m2 dynamic platform.
The facility already has facilities for testing future mobility solutions, such as the fast-charging behavior of electric vehicles, driver assistance systems, and connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
Antonio Gratis, managing director of the Nardò Technical Center, said, “There are several more extensions and renewals planned for the future. In addition, we aim to promote growth of the local ecosystem.”