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Porsche 911 Targa 4 - Engineered design
Model shown: 911 Carrera

Engineered design

The innovative bodyshell of the 911 fulfils two structural design requirements: first, excellent driving dynamics due to the body’s extremely high rigidity; second, a vehicle weight saving of up to 65 kg primarily as a result of the intelligent lightweight construction.

To meet the second requirement, we employed state-of-the-art techniques for combining various materials in order to utilise specific material properties exactly where they are needed.

For the bodyshell, therefore, we used very thin, but nevertheless extremely rigid, sheets of steel. Aluminium and magnesium were used extensively in areas such as the roof, underbody, front end, doors, rear wings and engine compartment and luggage compartment lids. Magnesium, which is a particularly lightweight material, was also selected for the cockpit and centre console support beam and, in the Cabriolet models, the hood shell elements. Such material efficiency is key to reducing the overall weight and, as a result, fuel consumption of the vehicle.

For the driver, this intelligent blend of materials reduces the weight of the vehicle and offers a high level of comfort thanks to excellent vibration-damping characteristics and particularly high composite rigidity, an increase in dynamic torsional stiffness of up to 25% compared with that of the previous model, and even sportier handling despite a further improvement in the weight to power ratio.

The longer wheelbase improves comfort as well as straight-line accuracy and driving stability at high speeds and in fast corners.

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Engineering 911

Exterior design

Interior design

Roof Construction

Engines

Efficiency-enhancing measures

Coasting

7-speed manual gearbox

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Exhaust system

Direct fuel injection (DFI)

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Steering

Sport Chrono Package

Dynamic engine mounts

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Wheels + TPM

Brakes

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Parking brake

Lights

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Airbags

Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Engineered design

Roll-over protection

Anti-theft protection

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

BOSE® Surround Sound System

Steering wheels

Instruments

Seats

Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Mobile phone / Bluetooth® connection

Online services

CDR audio system

Additional Features

Transport

Exhaust emission control

Fuel economy and recycling

Fuel