Exceptional design and a sporty character are not mutually exclusive, as the SPORT button proves. It enables you to select a suspension setup where the emphasis is on either comfort or sporty performance. At the push of a button, the electronic engine management system switches the engine mapping to offer an even sharper response and engine dynamics that are more direct.
In vehicles with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), upshifts take place at higher engine speeds and downshifts happen sooner. In addition, coasting mode and the Auto Start Stop function are automatically deactivated. If fitted, the optional Sport exhaust system is also activated automatically.
The Sport Chrono Package including dynamic engine mounts is available as an option. This integrated system provides simultaneous enhancement for the chassis, engine and transmission. Included in the package are a performance display, a digital and an analog stopwatch and the SPORT PLUS button. An additional display in the steering wheel and instrument cluster indicates whether the SPORT buttons and Launch Control have been activated.
On activation of SPORT PLUS mode, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and, in the new 911 Targa 4S, the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) switch to a harder damping setting and offer more direct steering and, therefore, better road holding.
In combination with PDK, the Sport Chrono Package has two additional functions: ‘Launch Control’, which can be used on the track to achieve the best possible standing start, and the ‘motorsport-derived gearshift strategy’ featuring extremely short shift times and optimum shift points for maximum acceleration.