Created in the 1950s to deviate from the prewar styling of imports, Ferdinand Porsche challenged the automotive industry with his very own line of cars. It resulted into what we know today as the modern age's ultimate sports car, the Porsche vehicle. What started out as an automobile that borrowed parts from the Volkswagen has now evolve into a speedster made of high performing innovations.
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
While driving a manual or an automatic car has its advantages, there's one common problem in both kinds of transmissions-shifting gears can be a real (and slow) pain. The creation of the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) eliminates this problem as it features a dual-clutch mechanism that lets the driver shift from one gear to another, at a faster rate. Basically, what this system does is that it preselects the next gear according to driver input. So when the next gear is selected, the transmission can automatically switch from one clutch to another in a matter of milliseconds. Porsche cars are known for its driving prowess. But with the addition of the PDK system, it's more than just a sports car-it's a lean mean speed machine.
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV Plus)
Driving at high speeds is a must for a Porsche-made car. But with faster accelerations come trickier twists and turns. In order to increase dynamic performance and stability, especially during cornering, Porsche created its Torque Vectoring system. This particular Porsche innovation improves one's handling on steering action by redistributing torque to the rear wheel. In theory, the varying distribution of torque results in better tractions and increased agility. By simply braking the right or left wheel at specific intensities, the Porsche becomes more responsive and keeps its speed during turns.
Porsche 911's Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG)
Installed in the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S, the Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) is another advancement that rectifies the Porsche's position as a speed hungry automobile. The Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) offers higher power output by controlling the gas flow into the engine. Through electronically adjustable guide vanes, this mechanism makes air more to increase combustion and eventually power. This higher turbine speed boosts pressure and eliminates the use of excess-pressure valves.