From cup vehicle to simulator. Ammermüller in the
Porsche high-tech laboratory.
The process was routine for Michael Ammermüller: pull on the gloves, put on the helmet and fasten the seatbelt. But the German racing driver was not sitting in a vehicle. As the champion of the
Ammermüller knows a lot about fast lap times in a 911. The former Formula 1 test driver has been competing in the
As a master in the Supercup, Ammermüller was allowed to prove himself in the simulator in Weissach. The Bavarian climbed into the virtual cockpit of the fastest 911 of all time – the
In the control room, separated by panes of glass, all data was transferred to computers in real time, while Ammermüller raced the 911 RSR with its 510PS through the Beckett and Maggot corners. The driver from Rotthalmünster felt every movement of the car in his cockpit. “I really enjoyed it but it was not easy. The simulator can hardly be distinguished from the driving experience of a real race car. Due to the vibrations, every braking process, every run over the curbs felt as if you were actually driving on a real track”, Ammermüller describes his impressions.
In the past, the driving simulator has been essential for