The principle is not at all that different from what we’ve seen on many supercars including the McLaren Senna, P1, Ford GT, and various Koenigseggs to name just a few. So how does Porsche’s design differ?
Well, many of these active wings are bottom-mounted, with up to four actuators underneath the wing that can adjust its fore and aft pitch, allowing the car to become slippery at high speeds, grippy in the corners, and use the wing as an air brake under hard deceleration. The Porsche design is top-hung, much like we’ve seen on the Koenigsegg One:1, Jesko, and the McLaren Senna, but unlike these, only one portion of the wing moves, while those examples change the entire wing angle under different circumstances.
To break down why Porsche’s design is significant, we need to look at two key areas: