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Old 04-10-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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wing lift up

was driving with my son behind a carrera today and as his rear wing went up i explain to my son what was happening, being only 9 he replied to me, are they other cars who have rear wings going up and down like Porsches dad?
well my answer was don't know!!

it made me think to ask your lot about it, do you know of any other cars with wings like Porsches? all the ones i can think of have fixed wings.

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Old 04-10-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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VW Corrado VR6 and G60 had a wing that goes up and down with speed. The VW Beetle Turbo has a wing on the top of the window that goes and down with speed. The Mercedes cheap car uhh. C230 I think? The smaller sports coupe they made (looks quite like a Corrado to be honest) with the 1.9L Kompressor motor had a wing that goes up and down with speed. The Bugatti Vayron has a wing that goes up and down with speed. I'm sure there are others but I can't think of more right now...

The Corrado did that in 1990, so maybe before Porsche? What was the earliest Porsche with a motorized wing?
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:45 PM   #3
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hi jim

not sure on date but it makes only 4 cars and the veyron is more a missile than a car, i didn't know about these still anymore anyone?
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:51 PM   #4
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I believe the new Audi TT has a retractable spoiler also.
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:56 PM   #5
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at least Audi won't have to call their cars back to fit one, when is it due to be release?
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Old 04-10-2006, 02:10 PM   #6
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Ha, that's funny. The first car I thought of was the VW Corrado! I wanted one of those so bad in high school.

Chrysler Crossfire
mid-90's Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 (even had an "active-spoiler" in the front)

Those are a couple that come to mind off the top of my head.
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:19 PM   #7
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What was the earliest Porsche with a motorized wing?
It's not a wing; its a spoiler (sorry no details, I didn't pay attention in the 986Forum class a couple of weeks ago.) This site says the retractable spoiler was first introduced in 1988:

http://www.porsche.com/uk/aboutporsche/porschehistory/innovations/80s/
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:18 AM   #8
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the retractable spoiler was first introduced in 1988:


that makes 18 years now, that's a long time, it is surprising that not many other car company followed suite and fit rear spoilers (thanks jim) on their cars.

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