Porsche’s Track Reopened

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Nardò is one of the few test tracks in the world suitable for extreme speeds, with...
Nardò is one of the few test tracks in the world suitable for extreme speeds, with the outer lane suitable for speeds of 240 km/h with no steering input required due to the camber(Credit: Porsche)

Porsche’s perfectly circular 12.6 km (7.8 mile) test track at Nardò in Southern Italy has been renovated and is again open for business. Far more than just the massive banked high speed test track, the Nardò Technical Center contains over 20 test tracks on an area of more than 700 hectares, and has been used by 90 automotive companies for testing in the past.

Opened in 1975, the high-speed circular track was created so that car companies could test their cars under the most extreme conditions, and has been the venue for a number of famous record attempts over the years.

Purchased by Porsche in 2012, the facility has been closed for renovation over the last six months, during which 35 million euros has been spent resurfacing the circular track and upgrading numerous other facilities within the complex.

The Nardò facility was opened in 1975, and has been used by almost 100 different automotive...

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