Renowned suspension specialist, KW, has announced a new Variant 4 coilover kit for the 992 series Porsche 911. Although the German-based company offers suspension upgrades for all 911 models, including classics like the air-cooled F series or even the vintage 356, KW’s latest development is for the 992.
It proposes the Variant 4 coilover package from its KW Street Performance catalogue, consisting of three-way adjustable dampers and adjustable coil springs.
The company says the new setup provides advantages in driving dynamics as well as “sporty rolling comfort” compared with the standard setup. It says the package provides benefits during rapid load changes, response in tight bends, and stability on fast highway drives. KW says:
“On undulating asphalt surfaces, the KW Variant 4 coilover suspension harmoniously dampens and prevents bumpy driving behaviour. Any pitching and rolling movements of the vehicle body are reduced. The KW shocks of the coilover kit are adjustable separately in the low-speed compression stage, high-speed compression stage and low-speed rebound stage.”
The company also says that thanks to its sophisticated valve technology, the 992 911 can be driven dynamically everyday while at maximum lowering. As a result, the 911 can be given a nice low and fat stance, even more so than standard. The Carrera and S can be lowered 20-35mm at the front and 15-35mm at the back, while the 911 Turbo can be adjusted 20-25mm.
Like all of its aftermarket kits, the latest Variant 4 setup for the 992 has been extensively tested, including on a vertical dynamics test rig and 7-post rig. For example, the video below shows the test rig simulating a ride on the Nurburgring.