Porsche to acquire Nardo track in Italy

Nardo Italy Track

The Porsche Engineering Group said today that in May, it will be taking over the Nardo Technical Center automotive proving ground in Apulia in southern Italy from Prototipo SpA.

Porsche said it will further optimize the test facilities and will make them available to its clients for testing and trials purposes.

The Nardo track covers more than 700 hectares, the test ground in the Province of Lecce comprises a 3.8 mile long handling circuit, a 7.7 mile long oval circuit. It also features facilities for simulating different road surfaces and changeable weather conditions.

“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.

– By: Roman Bronfenbrener