Sports car owners have a different set of challenges whilst driving their vehicles, as most of them are generally closer to the ground than a regular car. Therefore, things like kerbs, ramps, and car park entrances can spell costly bodywork repair should they nick their expensive machines on any of them.

Which is why Porsche has introduced an optional front-axle lift system for the recently facelifted 911 Carrera. At a push of a button on the centre console, the front end of the car is raised by approximately 40 mm so getting over the aforementioned obstacles becomes as Porsche says, “a sporting challenge of the past.” The system can also be activated up to a speed of 35 km/h while driving.

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Lamborghini and Ferrari offer similar systems as well, which lift the front end of its cars so they can prevent scrapes to the carbon-fibre and other expensive underbody parts.

Other than the new front axle lift system, the new 911 Carrera series facelift introduces a new twin-turbo flat-six engine. Turbocharging was something previously reserved for the 911 Turbo range of cars. The biturbo 3.0 litre flat-six outputs around 370 hp to 420 hp depending on the variant chosen.