Porsche - Axle and Suspension Systems

Axle and Suspension Systems

Porsche Engineering supports you in the concept, design, simulation, testing and industrialization of axle and suspension systems. And there is always a bit of Porsche in the results. Only optimal coordination through the system as a whole leads to an exceptional driving experience.


> Designing new axle systems (e.g. McPherson, wishbone, multi-link)
> Kinematics and elastokinematics design
> Load data determination and transfer to load spectrums
> Design of components in terms of: function, operating durability, rigidity, natural frequencies, material, manufacturing process
> Lightweight design
> Design of conventional and controlled suspension systems
> Design of air suspension systems incl. air supply system
> Creation of digital mock-up models
> Integration of concepts into the complete vehicle

Technology & Equipment:

> Software tools for designing and optimizing kinematics and elastokinematics
> K&C test bench
> Vibration test benches (up to 24 channels)
> Suspension test bench
> Dynamic rubber bearing measurement
> Climate chamber
> Road simulation test bench
> Weissach and Nardò proving grounds:

  • Circular track
  • Handling courses
  • Dynamics tracks, skid pad
  • Off-road tracks
  • Gravel and dirt tracks
  • Tracks with special surfaces