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 new Porsche 718 Spyder reflects the essence of an open-top sports car: with its purist character, it combines unadulterated driving experiences with outstanding performance and an unmistakable design. The two-seater continues the history of famous roadsters including the Porsche 550 Spyder and the 718 RS 60 Spyder, with which it shares classic style elements. From a purely visual perspective, its special features include its breathtaking silhouette with the dynamic streamliners and, when the roof is closed, the lightweight convertible top, which can cope with high speeds.
The flat flyline, so characteristic of a mid-engined car, defines the side view of the high-performance 718 Spyder. It goes hand-in-hand with the aerodynamically optimised streamliners. The two intakes on the boot cover are reminiscent of the shape of the roll bar, which allows an elegant taper to the rear and evokes the style of 1950s racing cars. The lateral air intakes behind the doors provide cooling and combustion air for the engine compartment.
The compact roof of the Spyder is fully suitable for everyday use. It can handle both high speeds on the motorway and car washes, and can be stowed away under the bootlid in just a few steps. Its flexible plastic window, reduced insulation and partial headlining bear witness to the lightweight design concept. The same applies to the abandonment of the fully automatic drive mechanism for the roof. After electrically unlocking the roof and bootlid, five steps is all it takes to lower the roof completely. The process is similar in reverse until the two side fins clip back into their respective mountings and tighten the roof skin.
The two-seater cockpit focuses on the driver. The rim of the 360 mm GT sports steering wheel features a black Alcantara cover. The same applies to the central sections of the standard leather Sports Seats Plus with their higher side bolsters and “Spyder” logo embroidered on the headrests. The adaptive Sports Seats Plus with electric 18-way adjustment are available as an optional extra. Porsche also offers sports and full-bucket seats on request for the 718 Spyder. Both also have thorax airbags and visible carbon surfaces.
The “Spyder” logo also graces the black dial of the central rev counter, the markings and needle of which are white. The door panels feature black door pulls. The shortened gear lever of the manual six-speed transmission bears a “718” badge and the decorative panels of the centre console, dashboard and doors are painted in body-colour. Porsche Communication Management (PCM) comes pre-installed with a 4.6-inch colour screen, mobile phone adapter and audio interfaces. It can also be omitted in order to reduce weight.
The optionally available Spyder Classic interior package provides colourful accents, evoking memories of historic race cars and giving the interior an individual character. It features two-tone leather upholstery in Bordeaux red and black, complemented by extended Alcantara items in black, which also covers the lid of the storage compartment and the entire door panel. The seat centre panels come in black Alcantara, headrests and side bolsters in Bordeaux red leather. Additional contrasts are provided by decorative trims painted in GT silver metallic. A two-tone roof in red and black is also available in combination with the Spyder Classic interior package.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4
The black interior of the 718 Cayman GT4 is also consistently focused on sportiness. Alcantara elements and silver contrast stitching emphasise its high-quality appearance. The stylish GT4 sports steering wheel features black spoke inserts and a black 12 o’clock marking for the Alcantara steering wheel rim. The titanium-coloured central rev counter features a GT4 logo and, as in all Porsche GT cars, sports yellow scale lines and a yellow needle. The silver coloured door opening loops are inspired by motor sports. The offering is rounded off by a choice of two different sports seats and a full-bucket seat.
The optional black leather upholstery emphasises the tasteful impression of the GT4 interior. Smooth leather, as an example, can cover the upper surface of the dashboard and door panels. Alcantara is used on the lower section of the dashboard as well as on the gear lever and the armrest.
As with the 718 Spyder, the standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with mobile phone adapter and audio interfaces can also be omitted to save weight while the instrument cluster provides information such as oil temperature and tyre pressure as well as displaying the optional Chrono package’s stopwatch.
718 Cayman GT4 with Clubsport package
Porsche again offers a Clubsport package for the 718 Cayman GT4 in combination with optional full-bucket seats. It provides additional safety for customers who wish to, for example, participate in track days on closed racing circuits with their GT sports cars. This is ensured by a rear steel roll bar which can be expanded into a fully-fledged roll cage. In addition, a manual motorsport fire extinguisher with a capacity of 2.5 kilograms and a six-point safety belt are included. The latter is compatible with the HANS (Head and Neck Support) safety system. A six-point safety belt for the passenger is also available.