Taking curves at faster speeds, while consuming less fuel in the process – aerodynamics play no small role here. The new aero-acoustic wind tunnel at the Weissach Development Center (Germany) is helping Porsche engineers find the path of least resistance with even greater precision.
Three hundred km/h. That is a magical figure, above which is a realm inhabited only by super sports cars and race cars. An airplane would take off at this speed. But not the 911 Turbo Cabriolet. In addition to the weight that rests on its axles, the car’s aerodynamics are such that the headwind presses it down onto the road and contributes to its extremely high track and directional stability. Generating sufficient downforce at high speeds, and at the same time keeping drag to a minimum, is the task of the aerodynamics experts at the Weissach Development Center.