Mounted on a cast-aluminum subframe, the lighter weight of the rear suspension
translates directly into improved
performance and efficiency. Four suspension links, arranged in two horizontal planes, precisely control rear wheel
movement for maximum handling and stability, especially under high lateral acceleration.
Superb anti-dive and anti-squat characteristics add to the car's stability.
The rear suspension subframe is also
isolated from the car's body using large rubber mounts to minimize noise, vibration and harshness.
The brake system of a Porsche has long been a key to the marque's racing
success -- often overmatched in terms of horsepower, Porsche racecars are rarely
overtaken on tight circuits where braking ability is crucial to a winning strategy.
This race-bred characteristic can be seen
in the specifications of the current
production Porsches: The brake calipers
are made of an aluminum alloy for faster
response, while four pistons per caliper
create firm, fluid stopping power. And the
massive brake discs are internally vented
and cross-drilled to ensure consistently
fade-free performance. ABS-5, the most advanced antilock braking system
available, is standard on all models.