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Welcome to the Nardò Technical Center

In May 2012 Porsche Engineering took over responsibility for the Nardò Technical Center in Apulia, South Italy. The testing center was founded in 1975 and is today one of the most important and famous proving grounds in the world.

The facilities have always been open to all automotive manufacturers right from the start and this tradition will be continued now that it is owned by Porsche. The testing center remains - as always - open to all clients.

The characteristic feature of the Nardò Technical Center is its Circular Track, 12.6 km long, 4 kilometers in diameter. Centrifugal force is compensated due to the banking, and it seems as if you are driving in a straight line even at high speeds of 240 km/h. Besides the impressive ring track, Nardò Technical Center also offers many other test tracks and facilities as well as an extensive range of testing services.

However it is not merely the vast range of testing possibilities that makes Nardò Technical Center a milestone in automotive history. Another important advantage is the unique climate in southern Italy – it is generally mild with only a few rainy days and hardly any frost. Thus testing at Nardò is possible the whole year round.

“With its rich array of facilities, from dynamic surfaces to acoustic and off-road sections coupled with the numerous workshops, our clients can continue to make extensive use of Nardò for their vehicle trials in the future as well,” said Malte Radmann, CEO of Porsche Engineering, about the proving ground in the Porsche Engineering Group.

Porsche Engineering, the engineering services provider inside the Porsche Group, has been offering engineering services at the highest level to all kind of clients of the automobile industry and beyond for more than 80 years now. With the addition of the testing facilities at the Nardò Technical Center, Porsche Engineering has extended its offer even further.