Porsche’s 911 Turbo Aerokit boosts performance … and attitude

A big rear spoiler has always been part of the Porsche 911 Turbo’s signature look, and with the current 991-generation car Porsche is focusing on aerodynamic performance more than ever.

In addition to the standard car’s clever active aero features, Porsche now offers an Aerokit that pumps up performance and attitude even more.

Marketed through the company’s Porsche Exclusive personalization service, the Aerokit includes a new rear spoiler with side winglets, and a bigger front spoiler with side fins.

Porsche says the new kit doesn’t affect the stock adjustable rear spoiler, which raises or lowers depending on conditions or the selected driving mode. Presumably that goes for the adjustable front spoiler as well.

In fact, the Aerokit is supposed to increase aerodynamic performance. Porsche says it will generate an extra 40 pounds of downforce when the active aerodynamics system is in the most-aggressive “Performance” mode.

That means more grip and more-confident on-track driving, but other performance metrics apparently remains unchanged.

Not that there’s much room for improvement with the stock 911 Turbo’s 0 to 60 mph time of 3.0 seconds and top speed of 195 mph, or the 911 Turbo S’ 2.9 seconds and 197 mph.

Buyers can order the Aerokit for either the 911 Turbo or the hotter Turbo S in either body color or gloss black. When the latter option is selected, Porsche also paints the side skirts, rear air intakes, and engine cover to match, creating a nice contrast with lighter body colors.

The Aerokit can be added to a new-car order for $6,950, or retrofitted to an existing car for $6,886 (installation cost not included). A drop in the bucket, then, compared to the $152,095 base price of a 911 Turbo, or $183,695 starting price of a Turbo S.