718 Spyder: Fuel consumption combined 10.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 249 g/km
718 Cayman GT4: Fuel consumption combined 10.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 249 g/km
The mid-engined sports car family from Porsche gains two high-performance flagship models with the 718 Spyder and the 718 Cayman GT4.
Both the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 offer uncompromised driving pleasure. The GT4 opens the door to the Porsche GT model range.
Extraordinary. Not ordinary.
For the first time ever, the 718 Spyder and the Cayman GT4 share a technically identical base. Alongside the 911 Speedster, the Spyder is the second open-top production model from Porsche with GT genes.
The new 718 Cayman GT4 cuts a more powerful figure again – optimised for demanding use on the racetrack.
At the heart of both high-performance sports cars is the four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine. At 309 kW (420 PS), it is more powerful and captivates with its direct response, sound and free-revving nature.
More powerful. Cleaner.
Modern engine technology optimises the fuel consumption and emissions of the six-cylinder boxer engine – including start-stop function, adaptive cylinder control, piezo direct injection plus sports exhaust system with gasoline particulate filter.
More downforce. Efficient.
The extensively improved aerodynamics make the 718 Cayman GT4 faster: it generates 50 per cent more downforce than its predecessor – with the same drag.
Downforce. Thanks to a diffuser.
The functional diffuser produces up to 50 per cent of the downforce on the rear axle with the same drag – technology taken from motorsport.
The 718 Spyder encapsulates the history of the famous Porsche roadster. The two longitudinal humps on the bootlid are reminiscent of classic design elements. Its lightweight convertible roof is as tolerant of high speeds as it is of car washes.
For the first time, the 718 Spyder also receives the complete high-performance GT4 chassis for an emotive driving experience. With the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping system, it benefits from 30 mm lower suspension and a limited slip differential.
The high-performance braking system is suitable for the racetrack too. Ultra-high-performance tyres provide enormous grip.
Fresh. And fiery.
Both sports cars can reach 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds from a standing start and break the 300 km/h barrier. The 718 Spyder has a top speed of 301 km/h, while the 718 Cayman GT4 can do 304 km/h.
Focussed. On maximum driving pleasure.
The stripped-back standard equipment includes Alcantara upholstery, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and much more. The 718 Cayman GT4 comes with the option of a Clubsport package, with roll bar, fire extinguisher and six-point seatbelt (driver’s side). On the open-top model, Porsche offers the Spyder Classic interior package with two-tone leather upholstery.