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.



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      h-man
      • 2 Years Ago
      .33 second video but have to wait through a 60 commercial, Thanks AOL!
      Ragan Li
      • 2 Years Ago
      the ad is as long as the vid
      Jeremy Pennini
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lookin' Good Zach!
      sirloinofbeef
      • 2 Years Ago
      I didn't know Rick Astley worked at Autoblog...
      Stang70Fastback
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was all ready to make fun of some ridiculously overcomplicated and silly looking system, but to be honest, this is very well executed. Want.
      Gorgenapper
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think we just got Rick Rolled.
      The Lead Foot
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Audi TT Roadster has had something akin to this for years though it doesn't have faux rear seats to cover so it just rises and lowers.
      tkosoccer03
      • 2 Years Ago
      why are they still puting back seats in these cars?
        Krishan Mistry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tkosoccer03
        ******* submit button on the ******* ipod!
        Krishan Mistry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tkosoccer03
        When you are going around a corner really fast, or testing your $10,000 ceramic brakes, you want to keep the groceries in place with some seatbelts, which most luggage shelves dont have. As for people, only if they are in that small range between being too big for a carseat, and still smaller than a midget will they fit in a 911's back seats without dismemberment.
      Thipps
      • 2 Years Ago
      WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD report autoblog!!!!!! i think im going to head over to Jalop now to make fun of this post
        MKIV
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Thipps
        Right behind you. AB. thanks for deleting my comments. WOW is right Thipps
      bleexeo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Actually, the 'really cool thing' is the gal sitting in the driver's seat. Btw, these freaking short cut ads suck. They're nearly as long as the feature.
      chirowolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't most modern convertables have the wind deflector? Not that impressive.
      Suzq044
      • 2 Years Ago
      You are easily amused O_o And apparently people who can afford these cars are too lazy to do this themselves & avoid the extra weight.
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