After spending S$53 million on renovations, Porsche has announced the reopening of the Nardo Technical Center in Italy.
The renovations lasted seven months and the track has since been resurfaced plus it includes a new innovative guardrail system that was developed by Porsche Engineering specifically for high-speed testing use.
“This proving ground has always been one-of-a-kind and is now more than ever a cornerstone of the Porsche development strategy and of the vehicle testing activities in the automotive industry as a whole.”Malte Radmann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nardo Technical Center and Managing Director of Porsche Engineering remarked.
Since 2012, the Nardo Technical Center has been operated by Porsche and features over 20 tracks and facilities on an area of more than 700 hectares. Its key feature is the world famous 12.6km-long high-speed circular circuit that enables manufactuers back then to bring cars to its maximum speed.
Currently, up to 90 other automotive companies are using its testing facilities for future technologies, such as fast-charging behavior of EVs, new driver assistance systems, connected services and autonomous driving.