Porsche Engineering Group announced today that it just bought the Nardò Technical Center automotive proving ground in Apulia in southern Italy from Prototipo SpA. For those who don’t know, Porsche Engineering Group is a subsidiary of Porsche AG and has more than 80 years experience in engineering services.
Regarding the Nardò Technical Center, this covers an area of more than 700 hectares, while the handling circuit has a length of 6.2 kilometre. Moreover, the centre features an oval circuit which has a length of 12.5 kilometre.
"The Nardò proving ground with its high-speed and vehicle handling circuit ideally complements our facilities in Weissach. With the systematic development of the company in Nardò as part of Strategy 2018, Porsche is proving to be a reliable employer and business partner in Apulia as well," said Matthias Müller, President and CEO of Porsche AG. "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. Thanks to the mild climate, the Nardò proving ground can be used throughout the year in three shifts around the clock, seven days a week.