Breaking news! Porsche new 718 Cayman GT4 and Spider announced with the long-awaited NA4 liter engine

718 GT4 & 718 Spider
Porsche Cayman

In the Porsche press release this morningNew 718GT4 and 718 Spider Launched with NA 4 Liter EngineBecause I wrote a manuscript for the point which a husband cares easily in summary, I would like to introduce below.

New 718 Cayman GT 4 and 718 Spider

This morning, a long-awaited press release jumped in.
It is announcement of new 718GT4 and 718 spider. Let's summarize the points I was concerned about right away.

420 PS! Long-awaited 6-cylinder NA engine

The 718 Cayman GT 4 and 718 Spider are both cars,Equipped with 4-liter horizontally opposed 6-cylinder NA engine.

The power is a whopping 420ps. This engine isBased on the same engine as the current 911 Carrera model series turbo engineIt seems that it is slightly different from the existing GT3 engine.

718 GT4 engine performance curve

Even so, engines that exceed 100 PS per liter in NA are rarely seen in modern times. MoreoverRev limit is 8000 rpm!In addition to its performance, it also takes into consideration environmental performance, and the European combined fuel efficiency is 10.9 l / 100 km (about 9.17 km / L), which is great.

First of all, let's listen to the interesting exhaust note in the published video.

The tone is different from GTS, Spider, GT4 of 981 era a little,Sounds like a fat sound close to GT3. It looks like this can be expected.

Hardly manual transmission only

It seems that there is no PDK setting for GT4 and Spider this time. Similar to the predecessor modelEquipped with 6-speed transmissionDo. The maximum speed isGT4 is 304km / h, spider is 301km / hAnd Cayman, it is over 300km / h for the first time as Boxster series.0-100km / h acceleration for both cars 4.4 secondsRun through.

A long time ago, it has completely reached the super car area, and the point where it is realized with a manual transmission is a departure from rivals.

Personally I would like to see the PDK version, but perhaps Porsche is conscious of Porsche purists who love the manual as a target, and if it is a poor PDK version, it is also 911 It might have been won, and he was trying to avoid collapsing the hierarchy.

718 Aerodynamic characteristics of the Cayman GT4

Compared with the previous model, it has a 50% increase in downforce, and in particular it earns 30% near the rear single-chamber archia silencer (rear diffuser).The new rear wing generates a +12 kg downforce of 20% more than its predecessor at 200 km / hIt is said that

718 Spider's Hood

The hood seems to basically follow the predecessor. Inheriting the 550 Spyder and 718 RS 60 Spyder traditions, it has a lightweight soft top. Remove the electromagnetic lock and manually open and close as in the previous generation. Needless to say, thisThe soft top can be used without problems at the top speed of 301 km / hIt is.

718 Cayman GT 4 and 718 spider chassis performance

The height of both cars is lowered by about 30 mm, PASM and PTV (Porsche Torque Vectoring),The brake is equipped with a newly designed 'GT brake'And PCCB is also optional. The GT4 also offers a club sport package option with a rear steel roll bar, a fire extinguisher, and a six-point seat belt on the driver's side. AlsoPorsche's ultra-high performance (UHP) tires are available on the 718 SpiderIt is said.

The GT4 is sold in the best setting for running the Nürburgring Nord Schleife (north course)It is surprising that the time is about 10 seconds earlier than the predecessor model.

This is a brief summary of the features of the new 718 Cayman GT 4 and 718 Spider.
For details, it will be easy to understand if you look at the official flyer below.

Anyway,I also have a reservation for the 718 spider, but I wonder if I will replace it with the 981 Boxster GTSIt is. The reason is that it is sad to give up the beautiful voice of the exhaust of the 981 GTS, and I am concerned about the convenience of the manual soft top for me who likes long distance touring.

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  1. Ishi

    Good morning, Mr. MIna.

    As rumored, it came out with NA 4.0L 6 cylinders. I also saw the 781 Spyder spy video and found that this was a 4-cylinder turbo sound and that my ears were not reliable.

    718Spyder is very anxious only to realize the evolution of chassis from 981 to 718. And this time it will be the last NA, so I really want it
    . The price is more affordable than the 911 character. However, because I can not use it even with my current 981 Spyder, there is a concern that the opportunity to enjoy turning the engine will decrease if I go further than this, and I am thinking about how to join this application . (But I want you to be honest!) In this way I think that the frame will be filled up, but I think that it is better to go to the hands of those who really like Boxster, not the investment purpose.

    Even so, it's amazing how fast the information is to see this 718 Spyder's first report on this blog. I look forward to various information in the future.

    • MinaMina

      Mr. Ishi

      Thank you very much.

      > It came out with NA 4.0L 6 cylinder as rumor.
      After all, it came out! ! ! However, I also felt totally strange to say that the sound of the Boxster GTS is completely different-or rather close to the sound of the GT3.

      > And this time it will be the last NA, so I really want it
      That's right, it has been said, "This is the last, this is the last," and this may be the last, so it's very attractive.

      >> Even so, it is amazing how fast the information is to see this 718 Spyder's first report on this blog.
      Thank you very much ... (laughs) My husband is checking Porsche's news on a daily basis, and the first voice that got up this morning was "718 Cayman GT4 and Spider, finally came out!" )

      My husband will write news articles and test drive articles from now on, so
      I would like to thank you both husband and wife ^ ^!

  2. Ishi


    Nice to meet you, I am always happy to read a certain review of Mr. Hiro. Noticing this article as Hiro's, I made a comment to Mina earlier. excuse me.

    718 SPYDER lined up?
    Opening and closing the manual hood is easier and less complicated than I thought. If the touring destination is the countryside, you can open and close it while watching the weather. If it makes me say, when you want to go straight to the toilet while driving, is it necessary to end the hood while putting in various ways?

    I'm concerned about the effect of the catalyst on the sound, but even if you don't like the sound, I think that it is possible to switch to a second-hand 981 Spyder, as it should be easy to obtain (<す み I'm sorry to say it's irresponsible )

    • MinaMina

      Mr. Ishi

      Thank you very much!
      I commented to my husband, but I will comment (laughs)

      > Opening and closing the manual hood is easier and less annoying than I thought.
      It seems to be good if there isn't such a bother, but I will close it while running
      I was wondering what to do with that.

      Also, he said, "If you don't like the sound, there may be a chance to buy a 981 spider again" (laughs)

      I am glad if you can tell me variously again!

  3. Sakon

    I applied for my spa too. But I would not go around the frame.
    According to the dealer in the neighborhood, at the time of the last Boku Spa, GT4 was waiting for 6 people, 6 GT4 came in, but I said that I only had 1 Spa.

    • MinaMina


      > I also applied for my spa.
      Thank you very much!

      > According to the dealer in the neighborhood, at the time of the last Boku Spa, GT4 both had to wait 6 people, 6 GT4 came in, but I said that I only had 1 Spa.
      After all, it is an extremely narrow gate ...
      There is nothing I can do here

      Please let me know by all means if the frame comes around ^ ^!

  4. O

    Mina, good evening.

    Thank you for introducing Mr. H the other day.
    I also tried to line up with GT in the dealer of Mr. H, but it is definite that there is no possibility that the production quota will be hit if there is no past record with that dealer's policy (laughs) More.
    If you get GT4, it may be the last pure gasoline car I can get.

    Well then.

    • MinaMina

      Thank you!

      > I also tried to line up with GT in the dealer of Mr. H, but with that dealer's policy it is definite that there is no past track record and it is not likely that the production quota will be hit (laughs) It will be.
      Thank you very much! ! ! Compared to other limited cars, GT4 seems to have a relatively large frame,
      That dealer has a large number of heavyweight customers and a thick customer base.
      If you have a frame, I would be glad if you could tell me a lot!

      In terms of exhaust gas regulations and fuel consumption, cars that can be enjoyed purely are really reduced ...
      Thank you for your continued support!

  5. PorscheDreamer

    At first I was not interested so much, but it is a late comment because I was interested in reading various information.

    Finally came, cylinder cut. It is amazing that one bank alternates at low speed even while driving.
    There are still many possibilities for life extension technology (environmental response) of NA.
    However, it seems that I will want to keep the engine rotation higher.

    Idling stop is effective in 718 Cayman and Carrera of 991.2, but because the engine starts immediately when using the air conditioner etc, I was thinking that it might not be possible to cut the cylinder. I used to do with the F1 engine before, and the indie car engine seems to have only one cylinder when idling. It should be expanded to various models.

    Also, it seems that the AUTO BLIP on / off switch is finally attached. I think it seems that even this old model can be incorporated, but how is it?

    • MinaMina


      The assignment of 718 Spider and Cayman GT4 will be decided soon.
      My Panamera Turbo is also V8, but I heard that it will be one bank on a normal road,
      It is great to be equipped with these models.

      > Then, it seems that the ON / OFF switch of AUTO BLIP is finally attached. I think it seems that even this old model can be incorporated, but how is it?
      I want this switch to be included in the old model. That way, how to enjoy the MT car also seems to expand ^ ^

  6. PorscheDreamer

    Speaking of which, Panamera Turbo was the first.

    > In this process, the intake and the exhaust cam adjusters for the cam shaft for two, three, five and eight are deactivated or deactivated as necessary. The intake and the exhaust valves are completely shut down in the four-cylinder operation. is operational over an engine speed range from 950 to 3,500 rpm and up to a torque limit of 250 Nm.

    As it is, it seems that it is not a single bank but a V8.
    Is it a place where what seems to have been realized without discomfort with NA is great?

    • MinaMina


      Thank you very much ... Thank you ...!
      I understand that.

      > Is it a great place to think that it was realized without discomfort with NA?
      I would like to see if someone buys it by all means (laughs)