Close to the road, even closer to motorsport: this is the tuning philosophy of the new 911 Speedster. Its chassis is derived from the 911 GT3. It is designed specifically for motorsport and holds the road as firmly as a GT vehicle. All the suspension management systems have also been tuned to the 911 Speedster.
Rear-axle steering: the standard rear-axle steering combines performance and everyday driveability with sporty tuning. At low speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This leads to a virtual shortening of the wheelbase. Narrow curves can be rounded more dynamically. And parking is noticeably easier. At high speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. The virtual extension of the wheelbase improves stability and agility, especially at high speeds.
Dynamic engine mounts: this electronically regulated system minimises perceptible oscillations and the vibration of the entire drivetrain, in particular the engine, so that the benefits of a hard and a soft engine mounting arrangement can be used. The handling is noticeably harder and more stable during load changes and in fast corners. In addition, the dynamic engine mounts reduce the vertical vibrations of the engine when accelerating under full load. The results are greater and more uniform drive force at the rear axle, increased traction and faster acceleration. Whenever a less assertive driving style is adopted, the dynamic engine mounts soften to provide a heightened level of comfort.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM, approximately 25 mm lower than the 911 Carrera): this electronic adjustment of the damping control system actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. You can select two sporty programmes at the touch of a button. Normal mode is designed for sporty driving on public roads. Sport mode is specially tuned for maximum lateral acceleration and optimum traction on totally flat surfaces – in case you fancy a lap of the race track.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM): PSM is an automatic control system for maintaining stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. The system can be completely switched off in two stages. For intentionally sporty handling.
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV): this system operates in conjunction with a mechanical rear differential lock. For increased traction and improved lateral dynamics, as well as enhanced stability when cornering under load change conditions and when changing lanes.
Wheels and tyres: the car is fitted with forged 20-inch alloy wheels in satin black with central locking. Road-approved sports tyres ensure the necessary grip.*
Chrono Package: in addition to the analogue and digital stopwatch on the dashboard, the optional Chrono Package also allows you to display, save and evaluate times for your favourite routes or commute. Any travelled distances can be recorded and benchmark times defined.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is available as an option at no extra cost and features an enhanced performance indicator. This displays the current engine output and torque in the instrument cluster.