World Champion, Brendon Hartley, and the
On the test stand.
The driver: Brendon Hartley (28), born in Palmerston, New Zealand. First competed for
The circuit: anyone aiming to push the boundaries can do so here. The FIA-certified
Pure driving pleasure - goose bumps included.
For Brendon Hartley in his role as a professional motorsport driver, the racetrack represents hard work and a battle for every second. Today, the long-distance World Champion can simply enjoy the pleasure of testing the sporty credentials of the new
Compared to its predecessor, the new
At the cutting edge.
"It's great to see the technology transfer from the
"The electric motor delivers real, pure power that's instantly available." Responsiveness, overall performance and steering – for the race driver, everything in the new
In the right-left combination of the Suzuka S, the car impressively maintains perfect balance at high speed. The chassis control system for active roll stabilisation registers the lateral inclination induced by cornering from the very outset, and acts to suppress it.
In SPORT PLUS mode, the new 8-speed
And then comes the right-hand Parabolica bend from Monza that Brendon believes is more than a medium-speed curve with a wide radius. This 180-degree corner must be taken at high speed with powerful lateral acceleration. "A great opportunity to test the mechanical grip as well as the interaction between the steering and accelerator." Brendon's highlights: the perfect harmony between man and machine, and experiencing the new
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* The data presented here was recorded using the Euro 6 test procedure (715/2007/EC, 692/2008/EC, 566/2011/EC and ECE-R 101) and the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle). The respective figures were not recorded on individual vehicles and do not constitute part of the offer. This data is provided solely for the purpose of comparison between the respective models. Fuel consumption was recorded on vehicles with standard specification. Optional equipment may affect fuel consumption and vehicle performance. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are not only determined by a vehicle’s fuel efficiency, but also by the driving style and other factors irrespective of vehicle specification.