Automakers have been integrating wind deflectors into convertibles for years now, though in many cases, they're a do-it-yourself, manual affair. The idea is to disrupt the wind enough to eliminate that obnoxious swirling effect that kills conversations and hairstyles in equal measure.
That said, we're not surprised that Porsche has fitted its 2012 911 Carrera Cabriolet with just such a device, but we like the car's unique power execution here (manually erecting or folding a wind deflector can be a chore and eat into storage space). The 911 Cabrio's new assembly is massive, which might not do the car's aesthetics any favors, but the size should help it be more functional.
Hit the jump to watch the 911 Cabriolet drop its top in only 12 seconds, followed by the big wind deflector that arrives on the scene in the blink of an eye.