Let's see, we have PASM, PCM, PDK, PDDC, PTS, PTV, etc. etc. So, "Permanent Negative Stability" (or PNS for short) must be the newest Porsche acronym from our friends in Stuttgart, right? It's not. Apparently, it's art. If you can't see the videos in this post in your email, view them directly on our site at Permanent Negative Stability Porsche
Jonas Jungblut, the artist in the video above, has been fascinated with Porsche for as long as he can remember. After seeing conceptual artist Gottfried Bechtold use Porsches in his artwork Jonas decided he could do the same. Jonas feels (as do most of us) that when a Porsche leaves the factory it is a perfectly balanced machine. Given this, why not take that balance and use it in his artwork concept of Permanent Negative Stability.
What is Negative Stability and can it be Permanent?
From what I can tell, negative stability describes an object that will accelerate its movement after a small disturbance. Think of a pin standing on its head, a pyramid balanced upside down or a Porsche after you step on the gas pedal. Permanent Negative Stability is the creation/sculpture of objects that look like they should move at any moment, but don't (at least I think that's the idea).
Is it Art?
If you listen to the video above Jonas sure thinks it is. I'll let you decide for yourself. As an aside, the Porsche in the video above was "crashed, rolled, bent, deformed [and parted out]" before Jonas further destroyed it by cutting it in two and creating an installation. In other words, no Porsches were harmed for the creation of this artwork.