This is the second encounter for rally legend Walter Röhrl and the
His first ride in the new
A few kilometres later we caught up with him at a car park in the woods, where he had stopped to wait for us. The look on his face spoke volumes.
What was your first impression?
It’s crazy. In all my years of rallying, I’ve never experienced such performance. The
How does the
I’m surprised because you barely notice the weight any more. The engineers have done a great job on the tuning and have made excellent use [made the best possible use] of the low centre of gravity. The steering and even the brakes handle superbly.
In what ways could you detect the
If I had to drive it blindfolded, I would still know immediately that I was sitting in a
We were then joined in the car park by Robert Meier, complete vehicle project manager, and Ingo Albers, chassis director for the
The fact that Walter Röhrl addressed the issue of electromobility critically was notable, and he had plenty of questions on the topic ready for the team. He was certainly impressed by the answers he was given, long before market launch, and it was really striking to see how excited he was already about the product, even though it is still in the development phase.
What impresses you the most about the
How little I actually miss the engine noise. I would never have expected that the lack of any sound from the drive system could mean no loss of performance. In fact, I really like the quietness of the
In comparison with a conventional driving experience, how is the
Actually in the performance. Even in my fastest rally cars, I have never experienced performance like it – and the immediate response, this instant reaction that makes me smile every time.
Where does Walter Röhrl see room for development between now and series production?
Not a great deal on the car itself, as I think they are already on the way to delivering a fantastic product. However, my opinion is that they need to get infrastructure in place quickly, because I think I would go mad if someone was in front of me at the pump and I had to wait.
Röhrl is happy to hear that the 800-volt architecture of the new
This article first appeared on http://newsroom.porsche.com, 14.01.2019.
* Podatci utvrđeni u skladu sa zakonoskom metodom mjerenja. Od 01. rujna 2017. godine, određena nova vozila odobrena su u skladu s Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), procedurom mjerenja potrošnje goriva i emisije CO₂ u realnijim uvjetima. Od 01. rujna 2018. godine, WLTP će zamijeniti aktualnu proceduru testiranja potrošnje i emisije CO₂ pod nazivom New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). S obzirom na realnije uvjete testiranja novom metodom WLTP, potrošnja goriva kao i vrijednosti emisija CO₂ će u većini slučajeva porasti u odnosu na vrijednosti određene NEDC metodom testiranja. Navedeno može dovesti do određenih promjena u oporezivanju vozila od 1. rujna 2018. godine. Više informacija o razlikama između WLTP i NEDC metode testiranja, možete pronaći na stranici www.porsche.com/wltp.
Trenutno smo i dalje dužni pružiti NEDC vrijednosti, bez obzira o korištenoj metodi mjerenja potrošnje goriva i emisije CO₂. Dodatno izvještavanje WLTP vrijednosti je proizvoljno do zakonoskog stupanja na snagu. Kod novih vozila odobrenih u skladu s WLTPom, NEDC vrijednosti biti će dobivene iz WLTP vrijednosti tijekom prijelaznog perioda. S obzirom da su NEDC vrijednosti postavljene kao raspon vrijednosti, ne primjenjuju se na određeno vozilo, te također ne čine dio ponude. Vrijednosti su namijenjene isključivo za usporedbu različitih tipova vozila. Dodatna oprema (spremnici, veličina kotača itd.) može utjecati na promjenu parametara vozila kao što su: težina, otpor kotrljanja i otpor zraka. Također, dodatna oprema, vrijeme, cestovni uvjeti i način individualne vožnje mogu utjecati na potrošnju goriva, potrošnju električne energije, emisije CO₂, kao i na performanse vozila.
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