Everyday usability and performance: seemingly contradictory characteristics that Porsche has always combined successfully in its products. This also applies to the newly developed Performance Roof Box from Porsche Tequipment.
The exceptional design was created in cooperation with Studio F.A. Porsche. With a slight counter-curve shape and a separation edge, the design is based on the ‘form follows function’ principle. A three-dimensional silver Porsche logo adorns the rear. In the same way as for vehicles, the designers worked on a 1:1 clay model at an early stage. In spite of increasing digitalisation, physical prototypes help the designers to assess whether their designs achieve the desired effect in 3D.
The new roof box has the additional ‘Performance’ designation due to the fact that it has been tested at maximum speeds of up to 200 km/h. In this way, Porsche is meeting the wishes of many customers who also want to use the additional luggage space at higher speeds. Comprehensive testing included aerodynamic behaviour and handling characteristics. “The test programme for the roof box was very demanding,” explains Jochen Schmid, Director Tequipment at Porsche, “On its way to series maturity, it was driven on test tracks for several thousand kilometres as part of overall vehicle testing.”
The roof box can be conveniently mounted on all base carrier roof transport systems by means of a quick-fastening system. The roof box has a capacity of 480 litres and can be opened from both sides, allowing easy and uniform loading.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here