Apollo spoiler for Porsche
India’s global tyre maker Apollo Tyres has exclusively partnered with Porsche to develop a variable front spoiler for the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models.Apollo’s R&D team from the Netherlands, where its European subsidiary Vredestein is based, helped develop the spoiler branded “Air Master by Vredestein,” which is part of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics system.
The pneumatically powered spoiler sets itself in three different modes to serve the car according to its needs. At low speeds, the spoiler retracts under the bumper to prevent it from scraping over speed bumps. It extends on the outside at higher speeds to channel air around the wheels in an intermediate position and in performance mode, it deploys in full to create extra front downforce.
Peter Snel, Chief, R&D (PV), Apollo Tyres Ltd, said: “I am quite excited with this innovation by the team, especially because the team has gone beyond the usual tyre-related research. This also demonstrates Porsche’s confidence on us for developing such an item.”