2015 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo and Turbo S models receive new Aerokit

Article by Christian A., on February 3, 2015

Porsche Exclusive has just introduced a new Aerokit for the current Porsche 911 (991) Turbo and Turbo S models. According to the manufacturer, the vehicles show a new front spoiler panel, a completely redesigned rear lid featuring a fixed trailing edge with side winglets and a retractable with an adjustable angle of attack.

In addition, the Aerokit includes a front lip with side fins, while the rear sections adds even more character and sportiness when compared with the standard version. And the new Aerokit not only improves the looks, but also increases downforce, while preserving the same cd value. Porsche says that the Aerokit Turbo increases total downforce by 17 kg to 26 kg in the Speed setting, and by 18 kg to 150 kg in the Performance setting.

The Aerokit Turbo can be ordered in two versions: in the car’s body colour or in high-gloss black. In the black versions, the air intake fins located on the rear lid are designed in black in order to match the rear wing. If u want this new Aerokit for your 911 Turbo or 911 Turbo S, u have to know that this is available via Porsche Exclusive or it can be retrofitted by Porsche Tequipment.

The kit costs 5,355 euros including VAT. Meanwhile, the Aerokit retrofitted offered by Porsche Tequipment will cost 4,879 euros, excluding paint finish and assembly.

For those who don’t know, the Porsche 911 (991) Turbo and Turbo S models are powered by a turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with direct petrol injection that produces 520 hp in the Turbo and 560 hp in the Turbo S.

Using a PDK transmission, the 911 Turbo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, while the 911 Turbo S needs just 3.1 seconds. Top speed is limited at 315 km/h (195 mph) for the 911 Turbo and at 318 km/h (197/5) mph for the 911 Turbo S.

The all-new 911 Turbo is the first sports car in the world with adaptable aerodynamics. This way it achieves a completely new level of everyday functionality, effectiveness, and performance, creating best values for each area.

Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) overcomes the barriers normally limiting conventional sports cars. With no active elements, aerodynamic adaptations usually represent a compromise, predominantly between efficaciousness and race circuit performance.

Founded on the singular mix of a multi-stage, extendable front spoiler and an adjustable rear-slotted wing, the 911 Turbo meanwhile can adjust its streamlined shape to current conditions and to driver wishes with the push of a button. It is the first automobile able to switch between different modes while maintaining the aerodynamic balance of lift between the axles.

PAA has three modes to control the front spoiler and rear wing. To begin, both are fully drawn back. A folded back front spoiler enables a considerably bigger angle of approach than in the prior model. It is now at 10.3 instead of 7.8 degrees, and ground clearance increases to 156 instead of 139 mm. This radically lowers the risk of getting stuck on steep parking ramps or on curbs.

PAA maintains this mode up to 120 km/h, unless the driver intervenes and manually activates the aerodynamic or SPORT Plus button. Then Speed mode initiates, extending the two outer segments of the three-part front spoiler. This moves more air around the vehicle’s body, reducing lift at the front axle. Simultaneously, the rear wing extends 25 mm up. Like this, the total drag is extremely low; this improves fuel use, and the car can reach a maximum 315 km/h or 318 km/h in the S model. When speed goes below 80 km/h, PAA switches automatically back to the basic mode.

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