The new 911 Turbo S from Porsche is the latest receiver from the automaker’s active aerodynamic system.
An active front wing is less common in sports cars these days, but it is an extremely useful function. Porsche naturally upgraded the front spoiler of the previous 911 Turbo. The retraction and extension is faster than before: All three segments are inflated with an air compressor. The module with which the system is operated is smaller than before and offers a little more space in the front trunk (0.1 cubic feet).
If the additional downforce is not required, the spoiler disappears and offers you more space for parking and on steep roads. Request more downforce by switching it to sportier modes, and the spoiler extends for maximum front downforce. When driving at high speed, only the outer lip areas are lengthened to direct the air around the vehicle and reduce the front lift.
Cooling air fins
This function is brand new for the 911 Turbo S. The front bumper fins shown above are infinitely adjustable so that the car can decide how much air it wants to let through the radiator. A computer decides the best balance between cooling, air and the power required to operate the radiator fan. Porsche says this causes the fins to close at speeds below 44 mph, while the fins are open 100 percent at 93 mph. The panels also open when you manually position the car in Sport, Sport Plus, and Wet modes. It also opens when the stability control is turned off or the spoiler button is pressed.
The downforce has improved by 15% compared to the previous 911 Turbo S. The new best drag coefficient is 0.33 with all components in their most aerodynamic position. Expect to see the new 911 Turbo S in the showrooms later this year. The coupe starts at scary $ 204,850 and the convertible rises from $ 217,650.