Porsche has filed a patent to allow drivers to remotely adjust their car’s camber on the move.
Porsche outlines a remote camber adjustment system can work by allowing the driver to adjust the camber of the front wheels on the move, opening the door for more negative camber in areas where aggressive turn-in is required, or more positive camber when more stability is needed.
The camber would be adjusted by using an actuator on the upper suspension wishbone. It’s not clear if the camber would be manually adjusted by the driver, or actively adapted on the fly by the car.
Porsche points to heavy braking, where adjustments to the camber of the front wheels can be used to maintain ideal suspension geometry and contact with the road, as one potential area where its technology could come in handy.
According to CarBuzz, this isn’t the first time a company has patent for similar technology.
In 2019, Science Direct presented an article outlining an active camber and toe control strategy for a double wishbone suspension system.
It’s unclear if Porsche will put the technology into a production vehicle as this stage, but it could feature on the 911 GT2 RS or an update to the GT3 RS.
This system would be an extension of the technology debuted in the GT3 RS.
Using dials on the steering wheel, drivers can adjust rebound and compression damping at the front and rear, and details about the differential’s operation on the fly.
Porsche has recently been spied testing the 911 GT2 RS ahead of an expected reveal in 2024. CarExpert has previously reported that the 2024 911 GT2 RS could be the first 911 to feature a hybrid powertrain.
At this stage it seems as though the GT2 RS hybrid will have a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six engine at its core.
If current prototypes are anything to go by, the turbocharged boxer-six will be aided by an electric motor built into the rear-mounted gearbox and connected to a lithium-ion battery pack nestled low behind the front seats.
It’s said the 911 GT2 RS hybrid will be able to manage a small amount of driving on electric power alone, but the main focus of the electric addition to drivetrain will be performance.