Porsche has introduced two emotional and powerful models which claim the top spot in the series. Their purist characteristics will appeal to sports car enthusiasts who delight in unadulterated driving pleasure and appreciate a high level of agility.
For the first time ever, the 718 Spyder and the 718 Cayman GT4 share a technical base, which includes the newly developed four-litre, six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, combined with a six-speed manual transmission. The boxer engine generates 420 hp (309 kW) in both models. Whilst the GT4 represents the entry-level GT road model from Porsche, the Spyder is geared towards open-top, dynamic driving on curvy routes. Both rely on highly efficient aerodynamics, a full GT chassis and powerful brakes.
High-revving and highly emotional naturally aspirated engine: At the heart of both models is the new four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine which is based on the family of turbo engines in the current 911 Carrera model series.
The high-revving unit generates 420 hp (309 kW) and delivers a maximum torque of 420 newton metres at between 5,000 and 6,800 rpm. This has resulted in a 35 hp increase for the GT4, when compared to previous models. Meanwhile, in its third generation, the Spyder now produces 45 hp more.
Both manual transmission sports cars break the 300 km/h barrier, with the 718 Spyder having a top speed of 301 km/h, whilst the 718 Cayman GT4 can reach 304 km/h.
Both models accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds from a standing start.
The unparalleled boxer sound remains untouched. New additions include technical highlights such as adaptive cylinder control. In part-load operation, it temporarily interrupts the injection process in one of the two cylinder banks, thus reducing fuel consumption.
Among the striking features of the 718 Cayman GT4 is the comprehensively improved aerodynamics concept. It produces up to 50 percent more downforce, without adversely affecting drag, proof of outstanding efficiency.
The new 718 Spyder is a pure machine for driving pleasure with a lightweight convertible top that can cope with top speeds. It continues the history of such famous Roadsters like the Porsche 550 Spyder and the 718 RS 60 Spyder. Open or closed, it thrills with a captivating silhouette.