718 Cayman GTS 4.0 test drive | 981 Boxster GTS, 991 GT3 Review from the owner's point of view
Release date: 2020.11.26
The other day, my husband had the opportunity to test drive the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0, and he wrote down his impressions. Please take a look if you like.
Porsche 718 Cayman GTS4.0, test drive
The other day, when I went to the dealer to change the oil of GT3,There is 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 in the test driveAnd that. Although it was a short time, I was allowed to test drive it, so I would like to review it, although it will be a short comment.
Until now, the 718 was only a 4-cylinder turbo model, but this timeStarting with Spider and GT4, NA 6-cylinder model GTS 4.0 has been added to GTS.It is.
This 4-liter NA engine has the same bore x stroke as the 4-liter NA engine installed in GT3, but the genealogy seems to be different, based on the 9A2 Evo type engine installed in 911 (992 type). It seems to be a thing. In order to comply with recent environmental standards, it is also equipped with a cylinder deactivation system, etc., and although the current Japanese specifications do not have a GPF filter, the engine is environmentally and fuel efficient.
This test drive is 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 colored in aventurine greenIt is. I saw Aventurine Green on the body of 718 for the first time, but it is quite cool. And the wheels colored in the optional satin aurum match the body color very well.
The interior of the driver's seat is the familiar 718 interior, which is the same as the genealogy from 991 and 981. It can be operated without any discomfort. When you start the engine, it's buon! Barking and the deep bass echoes.As expected, there is only 4 liters, and the exhaust sound is lower than the 981 generation GTS and slightly higher than the 4-cylinder turbo 718 GTS.It is.
The weight of the clutch is just right, not particularly heavy or light.A little lighter than the 981 and a little heavier than the 991 GT3. The clutch connection is very easy to understand and easy.If you raise the clutch slowly, the car will automatically increase the idling speed, so even beginners of MT should be able to reduce the number of engine stalls.
The torque from the start is much thicker than the 981 GTS and 991 GT3.Therefore, it is very easy to drive. It's so easy that you can move around the city freely as if you were driving an AT car.
In particular, even if you suddenly release the accelerator in 1st or 2nd speed, you do not feel much engine braking or engine back torque, and you can drive very smoothly even in situations that tend to be jerky with GT3 MT etc. It is. This will make people in the passenger seat feel more comfortable.
718 Cayman GTS4.0, sports mode, etc.
I tried running in normal mode for a while, but I could hardly tell the cylinder deactivation.It was the same with the Panamera turbo, but since there are no indicators etc. in particular, I wonder if the engine sound has changed a little. I think that it may be paused when I think. In any case, I don't think the driver feels anything if he concentrates on driving normally.
It's an annoying engine sound, but from the start to idling and startingImpression that it is very similar to 992 with a reasonably loud soundReceive. However, once you start running, you won't claim the exhaust noise so much. Than thatWhen it's cold, the growl of the gear called Vienna is better heard in the room.It's a feeling.
When it comes to the zone around 3000-4000rpm, engine noise and exhaust noise are insisted as it is, but the exhaust noise at the 2000rpm level, which is often used, is honestly a little lonely compared to the 981 GTS.
Then, when you make sports or sports plus and step on the accelerator, the NA4 liter horizontally opposed 6 cylinders wake up with a super sharp response.The sharpness of this response may be 10% more than the 981 GTS.
In a blink of an eye, the needle of the rev counter passes through the middle rpm range and aims at the high rpm range. At that time, the feeling of acceleration and the G applied to the body are considerable, and you can enjoy a considerably fast feeling of acceleration. The engine sound and exhaust sound at this time are wonderful. As expected, it is a NA horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine. "After all it is this!I think there are many people who think.
The touch of the brake is also wonderful.The vehicle speed drops and shifts down with just one step. Auto blipping in sports mode is also very comfortable. Buon! Howling, the rotation is connected neatly.The blipping and backfire sounds are modest and not as flashy as they were in the 981 era.People who like this kind of gentle and natural exhaust sound will be welcomed with a favorable impression.
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