Manual: 2013/2014 911

Page: 179

Roof Transport System
A roof transport system can be fitted on the vehicle for transporting various sports and hobby equipment.

Various objects can be transported safely and securely using the roof transport system and additional attachments, e.g. ski rack, bicycle rack, surfboard rack, roof box or snowboard holder.

  • Only use roof transport systems that have been tested and approved by Porsche. It is not possible to fit commercially available roof rack systems.

Roof Load Instability


  • Install individual load-carrying devices, such as ski rack or roof box as centrally as possible with respect to the supports.
  • Do not exceed the permissible roof load, permissible gross weight and permissible axle loads.
    Details of these weights and loads can be found under "Technical data" in this Owner's Manual:
    Please see the chapter "WEIGHTS" on page 264.
  • 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 the Roof Transport System and load are secure. Re-tighten if necessary and secure further by locking. Tighten all fastening screws again.

When the Roof Transport System is loaded, the maximum speeds 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 80 mph (130 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.

  • Remove the complete roof transport system before washing the vehicle in a 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 permissible roof load, permissible gross weight and permissible axle loads.
    Details of these weights and loads can be found under "Technical data" in this Owner's Manual:
    Please see the chapter "WEIGHTS" on page 264.


A - Front carrier (long)
B - Rear carrier (short)
C - Cover trims
D - Torque wrench
E - Key

Fitting the roof transport system
When fitting the roof transport system for the first time, the front and rear carrier must be adjusted according to the width of the vehicle.