There are some things which no app can simulate. Like taking a hairpin bend on the ideal line. Exactly here, at the apex of the bend, is where you can see what makes a mid-engined sports car stand out: light weight, a low, balanced centre of gravity, wide track, long wheelbase – and, of course, a precise and agile chassis.
PASM sports suspension
The new 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T are completely in tune with the road, thanks to the PASM sports suspension. The body sits a further 20mm lower than that of the 718 base models. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) – the electronic damping control system – continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. PASM has two settings which can be selected using a button on the centre console: in ‘Normal’ mode, the shock absorption is dynamic yet comfortable, whereas in 'Sport' mode, it is much firmer. The results are tangible: increased driving stability, improved comfort and enhanced performance.
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
The standard Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) increases dynamic performance and stability. The system works with a variable torque distribution on the rear wheels and a mechanically regulated rear differential lock. When the car is driven assertively into a corner, moderate brake pressure is applied to the inside rear wheel. Consequently, a greater amount of drive force is distributed to the outside rear wheel, inducing an additional rotational pulse (yaw movement) around the vehicle’s vertical axis. For direct, sporty steering from the turn-in point.
The mechanically regulated rear differential lock included with PTV has an asymmetrical lock factor. This helps to provide greater traction, for example when accelerating out of corners and driving on road surfaces with varying grip. The result: considerable lateral dynamic vehicle stability and exceptional traction. Impressive agility at every speed – with precise steering response and balanced load transfer characteristics. And, of course, tremendous fun on corners.