1993: LSA aluminium chassis
The new chassis designed in accordance with the “LSA” concept (Light, Stable, Agile) in the 993 series finally put an end to the capriciousness of the rear engine-powered 911. It mainly affected the rear axle, which was based on a multi-link suspension tested in motor races and which facilitated excellent driving dynamics. The axle kinematics are designed to ensure that the vehicle’s suspension compresses significantly less when accelerating and driving round bends. This stabilises the overall handling. Furthermore, lightweight spring struts with aluminium dampers improve agility. The principle of systematic lightweight design was also applied in order to keep the gross weight and the unsprung weight down. The result of all these measures was that the chassis made it possible to change lanes quickly and safely, even at high speeds. Rolling noises and vibrations were also reduced.