The Porsche 718 Spyder, as well as the 718 Cayman GT4 models, can now be ordered with the seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). The automatic transmission is now available for all drivers who want to enjoy no interruptions in acceleration during gear changes and better acceleration values. Compared with the 718 models featuring a manual transmission, the 420 PS (309 kW) GT models – the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 – now accelerate from 0-100 km/h half a second faster, in 3.9 seconds. They reach the 200 km/h mark in 13.4 seconds (0.4 seconds faster).
The PDK versions of the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 benefit from the enhancements made to their mechanical locking rear differential: in traction and overrun modes, this achieves locking values of 30 and 37 per cent as compared with 22 and 27 per cent with the manual transmission. This has a positive effect on the longitudinal and lateral dynamics as well as traction and increases driving pleasure.
The Porsche 718 family will start the 2021 model year with a host of new features. High-quality Race-Tex material will replace the Alcantara fabric. The new material is based on the covers used for racing seats. It has a highly breathable structure and offers greater support. The vivid special paint finishes Python Green will be added to the colour range of the GT models 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder. The 718 Spyder will also be available with the 20-inch wheels in Aurum – this was previously only available for the 718 Cayman GT4. There will also be the option to equip the roadster with similarly-sized, conventional summer tyres instead of the standard ultra-high-performance tyres.
The 718 Spyder, as well as the 718 Cayman GT4 models with automatic transmission, can be ordered from today. Information on the basic retail price, model specifications and local availability can be obtained at the nearest Porsche Centre.