EVERY Porsche combines day-to-day usability and potent performance—not an easy task to pull considering the difference in requirements of these two poles, Porsche crows. But in the new 911 Turbo, the carmaker said its engineers have pulled off this balancing act.
Porsche said one key to this is the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) system that adjusts the rear wing and—for the first time—the front spoiler as well, for all situations and speeds. This allows for racetrack-ready performance paired with the ability to tackle daily-driving concerns like passing over parking ramp entrances. The low aerodynamic drag leads to improved mileage, too.
In full-on Performance mode though, PAA provides maximum downforce, practically “gluing” the 911 Turbo to the tarmac by means of advanced aerodynamics. For better handling, the car’s rear wheels also get in on the steering—again for the first time as standard. The system discards conventional toe links but instead uses integrated electromechanical actuators to steer the rear axle, with the direction of the rear wheels depending on speed.
For speeds of up to 50kph, the rear wheels turn the opposite direction of the front wheels, enabling the 911 Turbo a tighter turning circle for easier parking and maneuvering. At speeds above 80kph, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the fronts, resulting in quicker responses and better stability when the car changes direction.
Best news? The new 911 Turbo S is now in the Philippines. Check it out at Porsche Center Phils. showroom at 201 Edsa, Mandaluyong City.