World Champion, Brendon Hartley, and the
On the test stand.
The driver: Brendon Hartley (28), born in Palmerston, New Zealand. First competed for
The circuit: anyone aiming to push the boundaries can do so here. The FIA-certified
Pure driving pleasure - goose bumps included.
For Brendon Hartley in his role as a professional motorsport driver, the racetrack represents hard work and a battle for every second. Today, the long-distance World Champion can simply enjoy the pleasure of testing the sporty credentials of the new
Compared to its predecessor, the new
At the cutting edge.
"It's great to see the technology transfer from the
"The electric motor delivers real, pure power that's instantly available." Responsiveness, overall performance and steering – for the race driver, everything in the new
In the right-left combination of the Suzuka S, the car impressively maintains perfect balance at high speed. The chassis control system for active roll stabilisation –
In SPORT PLUS mode, the new 8-speed
And then comes the right-hand Parabolica bend from Monza that Brendon believes is more than a medium-speed curve with a wide radius. This 180-degree corner must be taken at high speed with powerful lateral acceleration. "A great opportunity to test the mechanical grip as well as the interaction between the steering and accelerator." Brendon's highlights: the perfect harmony between man and machine, and experiencing the new
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. From September 01, 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 01, 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.