Porsche officially unveiled the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder

Porsche officially unveiled the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder

June 18, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Porsche showed reporters the fully production versions of the updated 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Boxster Spyder. Test drive cars passed on the technical base of the automaker.

Under the hood of the updated cars of Porsche, which were presented to journalists as part of a test drive, there is a non-upgraded version of the 4.0-liter, 6.0-liter engine from the 911 coupe performed by the GT3. Instead, Porsche engineers decided to choose a new 6-cylinder engine, which is based on the inline “six” of the 911 Carrera series. The motor received the function of cylinder deactivation, as well as piezo-injectors.

The new engine has an incredibly high 8000 rpm, while the maximum engine power is 414 horsepower – achieved at 7600 rpm. These figures allow the GT4 and Spyder to accelerate to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 302 and 300 km / h, respectively. Both models retain manual gearboxes that have received long gear ratios, which allow the engines to meet strict emission standards. The total weight increases to more than 1,406 kg – previous versions were almost 90 kg lighter.

According to representatives of the German brand, the new 718 GT4 is 10 seconds faster than the Nürburgring race track relative to its predecessor.

The upgraded aerodynamic body kit, including a large diffuser at the bottom of the body, which generates 50% more downforce than in the past GT4, helped the model to achieve this goal.

 According to the official price lists, the updated 718 Spyder costs at least $ 96,300 and the version 718 of the Cayman GT4 has a price tag of $ 99,200.