Porsche showed how adaptive aerodynamics of the new 911 is working

Porsche showed how adaptive aerodynamics of the new 911 is working

February 23, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The sports car is equipped with movable flaps in the bumper and a spoiler with electronic control

Porsche has published a video on its YouTube channel demonstrating the work of the adaptive aerodynamics complex of the new 911. Movable dampers in the bumper and an electronically controlled spoiler can reduce aerodynamic drag and reduce stopping distances.

The flaps in the front bumper of the sports car are fully closed at 70 kilometers per hour, ensuring a low drag coefficient. At 90 kilometers per hour, they are helped by a rear spoiler. After 170, the flaps fully open and the spoiler switches to a “combat” position, pressing the car to the road.

With heavy braking from 170 kilometers per hour, the rear spoiler also performs the function of an air brake. All adaptive aerodynamics works closely with the active PASM chassis.

The eighth-generation Porsche 911 debuted at the end of November. The sports car retained the exterior of its predecessor, received more powerful engines, a new salon with design elements in the spirit of the 911th of the 70s, and for the first time a night vision system with a thermal imager.