The secret to lighten weight of Porsche

To win, details must be cared for and exploit them to the fullest because sometimes victories are achieved by margins virtually nonexistent. Today we will focus on one of the most tactics practiced by different manufacturers throughout history to improve the performance of their vehicles.

Porsche 909 BergspyderWe refer to save weight for better power / weight ratio of the vehicle and to be faster to win the competition. Like the development of thrusters, Aerodynamics, suspension systems, transmission or braking, vehicle weight can be determinative, and it is one of the focuses of vehicle design engineers.

In addition to lighten the vehicle, also to ensure, at least, the same strength properties, durability, flexibility, tenacity, and other variables that must be different parts of vehicles. Hence the R & D manufacturers must be one of the pillars of its corporate business models.

Porsche 718 Formel 2So you can see a clear example of what we are talking we will teach you 5 models of Porsche history who have had the pleasure of being the lightest. All of them “They were forced” to find that something that would make them win. They involved in mountain rises as Grossglockner mountain pass, in Austria, among many other competitions. And the results can not be questioned given the history of victories of the German mark.

The lucky ones who form the top 5 son: Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2,7 Sport, Porsche 906 Career 6, Porsche 356 SL, Porsche 718 formula 2 and Porsche 909 Bergspyder. And here we can see them in detail in one of the most spectacular rises related to the automotive world:

Adrián Osés, Locos Engine.


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Author: Adrián Osés Motorsport enthusiast and Engineering, founder and editor of Mad Engine.