Nardo Ring – Porsche’s High Speed Test Track
The Nardò Ring is a 2.5 km long high speed circular test track currently owned by the German manufacturer Porsche. It is located 50 kilometers east of the naval port of Taranto, Italy and it was originally built by Fiat in 1975.
The track operates 363 days per year, on three shifts, seven days a week, due to the rain-free South Italian climate.
The Ring features four lanes, each one having a neutral speed at which drivers can drive without even turning the wheel. Lane 1 has a neutral speed of 100 km/h, Lane 2 has a neutral speed of 140 km/h, Lane 3 is associated with 190 km/h and Lane 4 features a neutral speed of 240 km/h.
As cars zoom around the Ring, the local farmers grow vegetables inside, gaining access to their fields through a series of underpasses.