Ever since the discovery of aerodynamic downforce in the motor racing, car makers ...
Ever since the discovery of aerodynamic downforce in the motor racing, car makers have been striving to use air to their advantage. Wings, diffusers, splitters, and scoops help cars stick to the road and the maintain traction, while improving efficiency. Porsche’s history is full of motorsport, and it stacked up five of its most famous aerodynamic designs for us to see.
Two of Porsche’s modern offerings made the list, it’s hard not to see why. The Cayman GT4 is the favorite among hardcore enthusiasts everywhere, and the addition of the GT rear wing rounds out its design nicely.
The Panamera Turbo is the newest vehicle in the German automaker’s lineup, its deployable fold-out style spoiler helps keep it stuck to the ground at high speeds.
Additionally, Porsche threw in some of its most popular old-school rear-winged road vehicles. The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 featured its signature ducktail spoiler while the 959 had its unique blended plank design that flowed into a body.
Lastly comes one of Porsche’s fastest race cars, the 935. And based on the 911 of the time, it was almost unrecognizable from the road car thanks to its aero-efficient body panels and the huge overhangs.
Its rear wing was extremely light, and was made entirely of fiberglass. Watch for yourself as Porsche shows us its five favorite aero pieces in the huge wind tunnel.
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