Breaking news! Porsche new 718 Cayman GT4 and Spider announced with the long-awaited NA4 liter engine
Release date: 2019.06.18
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.
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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