Objective I: to make the drag coefficient as low as possible. Objective II: to set a new standard for downforce. With the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA).
For the first time at Porsche, in the 911 Turbo models, we have used active aerodynamics as a combination of a multi-stage adjustable front wing and a rear wing. The front wing, which is made from a flexible, pneumatic elastomer, and the rear wing will extend and retract synchronously in three positions.
In Stage 1 (Start), front wing and rear wing are completely retracted. This increases suitability for everyday use because there is less risk of getting caught on ramps, thresholds or curb edges. The spoiler lip is well protected.
In Stage 2 (Speed), after 75 mph, the front spoiler and rear spoiler are partially extended. This helps to ensure a high level of stability, a low drag coefficient and enables a higher top speed.
Stage 3 (Performance) is activated by the press of a button, with the spoiler button or – in conjunction with the Sport Chrono Package – the SPORT PLUS button.
Front spoiler and rear wing are now completely extended. The ‘turbo’ or ‘turbo S’ logo can be seen on the front swing lip. Also, in this position, the rear spoiler is tilted by up to 15 degrees. Thanks to the high level of downforce on the front and rear axles, in this setting the car can release its full performance potential, for example on the racetrack. The downforce also provides advantages when braking at high speeds.
Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). A system that combines everyday use, efficiency and driving performance. And reaches its objectives in the 911 Turbo way.