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 |  Apr 11 2012, 11:21 AM

Even though Italy’s Nardo test track isn’t as famous as Germany’s Nurburgring, it is still an incredible place to test out the limits of a car. Porsche Engineering has announced it will be taking over responsibility of the impressive track starting in May.

Porsche announced the news today, stating that they will be further optimizing the Nardo’s facilities.

CEO of Porsche Engineering, Malte Radmann said, “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.”

The Nardo test track features a 7.7 mile oval circuit and 3.9 mile handling circuit, which can be used to test a wide variety of driving and racing conditions. It also holds the distinction of being large enough to be seen from space (image below).

President and CEO of Porsche, Matthias Müller said “The Nardò proving ground with its high-speed and vehicle handling circuit ideally complements our facilities in Weissach.”

Porsche Engineering has more than 80 years of experience providing clients from the automotive sector advice from its Weissach test center in Germany. Now they can provide that same service year long in southern Italy as well.