Total 911’s top six Porsche 911 rear wings of all time
A regular feature on certain variants since 1973, rear wings have graced the deck lid end of Porsche 911s in various shapes and sizes. Now, we give you our top six picks of the aerodynamic device designed to help keep the back end of Zuffenhausen’s sports car in shape:
The right mix of outlandish and elegant, the whale tail first came onto the scene in 1973 after being fitted to the 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC. It later found a home on the original 930 3.0 and could still be found as late as 1991 fitted, as standard, to the 964 RS America in 1991.
Straight off of a 997 GT3 Cup car, the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 huge rear wing provided ample downforce and an attention-grabbing send-off for the Mezger generation. Adjustability meant rear end grip could be tailored for personal preference.
In the lowered position the Porsche 991 Turbo’s rear wing is nothing special but, when raised it’s a whole new thing, marking the first time the active aerodynamics could adjust both height and angle of attack.
The last air-cooled 911 Turbo also saw the last fixed Turbo wing. A brutish design was there solely to serve a purpose and that purpose was to house the two intercoolers squeezed atop the flat six. But, it still looks really, really cool.
Porsche’s Eighties tour de force, the 959 featured this beautifully elegant rear wing, sweeping over the deck lid that housed a twin-turbocharged flat six. Rarely has a rear wing been so perfectly integrated into a car’s overall aesthetic, but is it a true 911?
Perhaps the most iconic rear wing ever created (on any production road car), the duck tail is best remembered for its starring role on the rear end of the legendary Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. Small yet effective, the duck tail still lives on today too as part of the Sport Design package, highlighting its importance to Zuffenhausen.