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Old 03-13-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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Was Porsche the First???

I was just wondering if Porsche was the first car manufacturer to develop a spoiler that automatically rises up and down after a certain speed? Any one know for sure? AND, were they the first to make it into a production car for public sale. So, basically I'm excluding race type cars. Only production sold cars. Was the Boxster the first?
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:30 PM   #2
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I would think it was the 996/986... but a buddy tells me that the 94+ Mitsu 300GT had an automatic spoiler...
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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I would think it was the 996/986... but a buddy tells me that the 94+ Mitsu 300GT had an automatic spoiler...
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Actually, it came out on the '91 Mitsu 3000GT - activated at 90kph or about 56MPH...

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Old 03-13-2007, 03:21 PM   #4
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And the 993 had an active spoiler... when was the 993 out? '91ish??
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:35 PM   #5
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The speed sensitive wing was first seen on the '89 C2s and C4s.
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The VW Corrado was out in 1988 and had such a feature.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:18 PM   #7
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The VW Corrado was out in 1988 and had such a feature.
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Good Memory, I forgot about the Corrado (really a 3rd Gen Sirroco). They featured an active rear spoiler which automatically raised when the car reached 45MPH on U.S spec models and I think 65MPH on ROW models...

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