Not less. Not more. Just right. The dictionary contains a multitude of words for “less.” They include notions of abstaining, refraining, forgoing. We let go of things we no longer want. Less is good. The tiny house movement is challenging the accepted wisdom of the real estate sector’s adage “Bigger is better.”
In the automobile industry, minimalism is a luxury. The aim is to downsize a wide range of technical parameters: weight, displacement, the number of cylinders. Yet this endeavor is by no means a one-way street. The flip side is an increase in technical progress, or simply technical sophistication. The key question is how to get more from less.
Here’s one answer: turbo.
From the racetrack to the road—like the new 911
It’s just right. It’s right-sizing. The right amount at the right time. Less
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* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since 1 September 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel/electricity consumption and CO₂ emissions. As of 1 September 2018 the WLTP replaced the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel/electricity consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from 1 September 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, regardless of the type approval process used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will, therefore, be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats, etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics and, in addition to weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel/electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.
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