A Porsche holds the road well, its handling is sporty and precise – but you’ve known this for a long time.
What you might not know is that Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) – standard on the Panamera Turbo S and optional for all other models except the Panamera Diesel and the Panamera S Hybrid – improves road holding even further for even more dynamic performance and increased comfort.
PDCC is an active anti-roll system that anticipates and significantly reduces lateral body movement during cornering manoeuvres. In addition, it minimises the lateral instability of the vehicle on uneven ground. The effect is achieved with the aid of active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles which respond to the current steering angle and lateral acceleration by producing a stabilising force that precisely negates the roll of the body. PTV Plus combined with PDCC is a system that actively enhances vehicle dynamics and stability. Operating in conjunction with an electronically regulated rear differential lock, it works by varying the torque distribution to the rear wheels. As a function of steering angle and steering speed, accelerator pedal position, yaw rate and vehicle speed, PTV Plus is able to improve steering response and steering precision by specific braking of the right or left rear wheel.
To be more precise, this means that when the car is driven assertively into a corner, moderate brake pressure is applied to the inside rear wheel. Consequently, a greater amount of drive force is distributed to the outside rear wheel, inducing an additional rotational pulse (yaw movement) around the vehicle’s vertical axis. This results in a direct and sporty steering action as the car enters the corner.
At low and medium vehicle speeds, PTV Plus significantly increases agility and steering precision. At high speeds and when accelerating out of corners, the electronically regulated rear differential lock ensures greater driving stability. It also serves to improve traction at the rear wheels on road surfaces with varying levels of grip as well as on snow and ice.
For the driver, this means remarkable stability and easier handling, optimum traction, and greater agility at every speed with precise steering and stable load transfer characteristics. The result is a high level of driving pleasure.