Lighter, more rigid, more compact: Porsche has produced its first complete housing for an electric drive using 3D printing. The engine-gearbox unit produced using the additive laser fusion process passed all the quality and stress tests without any problems.
Porsche Engineering developed a chassis platform with a variable damper system and skyhook feature for a client. In only 18 months, a smart and cost-optimized chassis for a two-model electric vehicle series was designed.
In Shanghai, around 75 Porsche Engineering employees work on automated driving, e-mobility and complex chassis and electrics/electronics systems. The site has cutting-edge test facilities and underlines the storied tradition of more than 25 years of engineering services in China.
Modern vehicle batteries already enable long ranges and convenient charging times. Nevertheless, researchers are working on even better energy storage systems based on proven lithium-ion technology and using new approaches.
It is a Porsche tradition that a GTS always sounds special and the Acoustics Department in Weissach has composed a sound with a strong character for the new Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupé. The sound issues from an optional twin-branch sports exhaust system featuring centrally located tailpipes.