How does the Porsche Active Aerodynamics system work?
Porsche has long been known as a luxury performance brand. Each model houses a plethora of features that give it glowing aesthetics and powerful engine specs. If you’re trying to keep up with everything they have to offer, you might be left in a cloud of dust. Today we’re going to take you on a brief journey through the Porsche Active Aerodynamics system so you can see what it is and how it works. Check it out below!
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Active aerodynamics come standard in all 911 Turbo models. It includes multiple spoilers, made of flexible pneumatic elastomer, which can be manipulated by the driver to optimize performance at higher speeds. At lower speeds, the spoilers stay retracted as they don’t serve much purpose at normal speeds. This prevents them from snagging onto something as you’re performing everyday driving activities. Once you reach speeds of about 75 mph, the front and rear spoilers will extend partway out for more stability without the drag at a higher speed.
If you’re really trying to milk the Cayenne for all it’s worth, you can activate fully-extended spoilers by pressing the spoiler button. At this point, the spoilers will increase the downforce on the rear and front axles for maximum performance. Because this is meant for higher speeds, you’ll only really want to use this if you’re testing the system on a closed course or racetrack.
If you ever have the opportunity to use all three stages of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics, you’ll enjoy an amazing adrenaline-inducing experience. Get in touch with the team here at McDaniels Porsche or schedule a test drive here on our website!