It’s always sad to see a sportscar with scrapes on the rims or nose after hitting a curb or speed bump because the car is just too low. Above that we all know that most of these “incidents” can be quite costly to fix. But now Cargraphic seems to have a solution for that with their “Airlift Suspension System”, an automatic level control system that can be installed into the Porsche 996 and 997 series.
The system works by a wireless remote control and is operated by the driver just on the moment the obstacle appears. It will raise the car’s front suspension by 55 mm (2.2 inches). When you’re passed the obstacle the Airlift Suspension System will automatically return to the car’s normal everyday suspension setting as soon as you hit 50kmh (31mph).
The system itself get’s installed in their shop in Landau, Germany. Positive point is that only takes about a day to finish the job, so you don’t need to miss your car for a long time. Next to that, Bilstein, manufacturers of shock absorbers, was involved in the development of this Cargraphic system to evade any problem when installing it on an existing system. Even better, it also works together with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) system.
Last but not least, Cargraphic would also be working on systems for other sportscar. First one to be announced, would the Audi R8.