Manual: 2011/2012 911

Page: 177

Roof Transport System (Coupé only)

  • Please follow the separate instructions for fitting the Roof Transport System.
  • Only use Roof Transport Systems from the Porsche Tequipment product range or Roof Transport Systems which have been tested and approved for your car by Porsche.
    Fitting normal commercially available luggage racks is not possible.

The Porsche Roof Transport System allows you to carry various sports and hobby equipment.

Your authorized Porsche dealer will be pleased to tell you about the various different uses of the Roof Transport System.

Roof Load Instability

  • Do not exceed the maximum permitted payload, the maximum permitted gross weight and the maximum permitted axle loads.
    Please see the chapter "WEIGHTS COUPÉ" on page 253.
  • Distribute load evenly, with heavy items as low as possible. Items of luggage must not project beyond the side of the load area.
  • Fix and secure every item to the basic carrier with a rope or lashing strap (do not use elastic rubber tensioners).
  • Before every trip, and at regular intervals during long trips, check that Roof Transport System and load are secure. Re-tighten if necessary and secure additionally by locking.

When the Roof Transport System is loaded, the maximum speed depends on the nature, size and weight of the load being carried.

  • Driving, braking and steering behavior change due to the higher center of gravity and the greater wind resistance. You should adapt your driving style accordingly.
  • Nevertheless, Porsche recommends that you do not exceed the posted speed limit.
  • Never drive faster than 90 mph (140 km/h) when the Roof Transport System is fitted and loaded.
  • With the basic carrier fitted and no load, do not exceed a maximum speed of 110 mph (180 km/h).



Washing the vehicle in a car wash or failure to observe the overall vehicle height or the maximum permitted gross weight can damage the vehicle or roof transport system.

  • Completely remove the Roof Transport System before using an automatic car wash.
  • Check the overall vehicle height with the roof transport system fitted before driving into multi-storey car parks, garages, underground garages and tunnels.
  • Do not exceed the maximum permitted payload, the maximum permitted gross weight and the maximum permitted axle loads.
    Please see the chapter "WEIGHTS COUPÉ" on page 253.

Information
Since fuel consumption and noise are increased with the Roof Transport System fitted, it should not remain on the vehicle if not in use.