Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, Spyder, GTS 4.0 2021 become faster with PDK “robot”September 8, 2020
According to the German automaker, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, Spyder, GTS 4.0 versions of the 2021 model year, equipped with a PDK “robot” are faster than the same models with manual gear shifting. Porsche has provided data on the dynamic characteristics of these models with “robot” and manual transmission.
When Porsche introduced the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman in the 2021 model year, in particular the 718 Cayman GT4, 718 Spyder and 718 Boxster / Cayman GTS 4.0, it was announced that the PDK robot would be available for the six-cylinder engines of the aforementioned models. Earlier, more general information was reported about how much you will spend on the purchase of such cars. Now we know the numbers showing real improvements in performance.
Now it’s time to assess how the PDK models differ from their manual shift counterparts.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder with an optional seven-speed dual-clutch transmission can accelerate to the first hundred in 3.7 seconds, while, when equipped with a manual transmission, sprint to 100 km / h takes 4.2 seconds. The 718 Boxster / Cayman GTS 4.0 with PDK accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds – again faster than 4.3 seconds with the manual transmission.
All the models mentioned here get more torque when they are equipped with PDK, in particular 10.8 Nm more than the standard 419 Nm 4.0-liter naturally aspirated manual inline-6 engine. They all also have a shorter seventh gear ratio (0.71 versus 0.62) compared to the other 718 with PDK.
In addition to more torque, the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder get more traction in the case of the PDK robotic gearbox. This is due to the limited slip differential operating at higher locking values than in the case of a manual transmission: 30% for traction and 37% for coasting (compared to 22% and 27% with a manual transmission, respectively).
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