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[VIDEO] Porsche detailing its rear-wheel steering technology

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[VIDEO] Porsche detailing its rear-wheel steering technology

The German based automaker Porsche has recently released a new video in which its rear-wheel steering technology is being detailed.

The idea of rear-wheel steering is not exactly new and it was first used back in the days when people gave up on their carriages and started using agricultural applications where the small turning circle is very desirable. The automobile industry is using, these days, front-wheel steering, but four-wheel steering may be the thing of the future the way Porsche is doing it.

Porsche says that the rear wheels will turn in the opposite direction of the front ones, at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph), but after 80 km/h (50 mph), the rear wheels will be turning in the same direction as the front ones, in order to improve stability. If you can’t remember any of these, you can always simply brag about it, especially if you have a new 911 GT3, because the 918 Spyder also has a similar technology.

The Porsche 911 GT3 has a 3.8 liter six-cylinder boxer engine under its hood, which is working together with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and a locking differential, sending power to the rear wheels. The total output produced stands at 475 HP (349 kW) and 438 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque, which is enough for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint made in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h (195 mph).


by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, March 17th, 2014 - filed under News, Porsche, Videos. Image credit: .
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