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    Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - question

    What do these three vents do? (marked with red dots) Why are they there?

    Thanks



    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - question

    Probably for aerodynamics, along with the rear wing, keeping the car planted....

    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - question

    According to VBH on 5th Gear review the one under the bonnet lets hot air escape from the front radiator. I assume the other 2 are for aerodynamics.

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    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - question

    MMD, are you thinking of putting this kit on a new Turbo perhaps?!

    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - quest

    Quote:
    Alex (UK) said:
    MMD, are you thinking of putting this kit on a new Turbo perhaps?!



    Nah, an office car-guy asked me why all the vents; I didn't have an informed answer.

    LOL, BTW I'd like to put THIS front end on my eventual Turbo; Less is more IMO.

    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - quest

    Myself, I really like the new TechArt GTstreet bodykit. Obviously the large wing is a little over the top but I really like the rest! Here's the latest compilation from Geneva from various threads here...

    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - quest

    Yes, the wing is a bit over the top... just a bit

    Actually, if you just rip it off the car whould look pretty nice with a small "ducktail" in the rear.

    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - question

    Pic of 996 GT2 with same front bonnet vents. Official text fronm porsche: "The air flowing over the vehicle produces a suction effect, due to the special front edge configura- tion of the air outlet opening in front of the luggage compartment lid, which increases the speed of the air flow through the middle radiator."

    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - question

    Interesting... Is it a shorter boot lid on the GT3 or a different front bumper?

    I notice that the aerokit as fitted to standard cars doesnt have the vent. I had assumed that the front of the GT3 was the same as the aerokit option available to all cars, so Im assuming that the GT3 therefore has a shorter boot lid?????

    Anybody confirm either way?

    -EDIT-

    Seems a pic from the GT3 thread today answers my question. Its in the aerokit not the boot lid!


    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - quest

    It's always only the bumpers.

    Endless variations can be had by just changing them. It's cheap and easy. The coming 997 facelift will be accomplished by only changing the front and rear bumpers. Turbo, GT3; same thing.

    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - quest

    Except that in the case of the GT3 (996 GT2 and 996 GT3RS) the front vent is providing downforce, ensuing quote from the Porsche website under the GT3 section:


    "The aerodynamic elements of the front of the car are a major source of downforce that pushes the front of the 911 GT3 to the road. A key element in this approach is the narrow vent located ahead of the front deck lid. Incoming air is channeled through the radiator and expelled over the top of the car. This simple solution results in a significant degree of positive front-end downforce. The new front apron features a range of aerodynamic refinements, which help to cool the brakes and direct air to the central radiator. The third radiator unit is a necessary addition to compensate for the higher thermal loads on the engine."

    Re: Front end vents on 997 and GT3 aerokit - quest

    One notable impact of the front vent exhausting over the bonnet....luggage gets rather toasty.

     
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