718 family of mid-engined sports cars gets two new additions with the arrival
of the 718 Spyder and the 718 Cayman GT4. Prices start at Rs 15,993,000 for the
718 Spyder and Rs 16,335,000 for the 718 Cayman GT4.
a newly developed 420 PS, four-litre, six-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine,
these models appeal to the most hardened sports car enthusiasts as the most
powerful models in the 718 range, together with the emotional appeal of a
traditional six-speed manual transmission.
the GT4 represents the entry-level GT road model from Porsche, the Spyder is
geared towards open-top, dynamic driving on curvy routes.
Kaul, Head of Sales at Porsche India, said: “Porsche India introduces two
emotional and powerful models to the market, using a naturally aspirated
powertrain that is based on the turbo engines in the current 911 Carrera model
series. The 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder are about unrivalled driving fun and
sheer emotions. They are the perfect sports car for those who like to push the
limits and enjoy a racing pulse. We are very excited to offer these purist’s
models to our customers here in India. With a limited allocation for our
market, the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder will be a rare and very special sight
on our streets.”
the heart of both models is the new four-litre, six-cylinder engine which spins
to 8,000 rpm and generates 420 PS. It delivers a maximum torque of 420 Nm from
5,000 to 6,800 rpm. Where allowed, the Cayman GT4 reaches a top speed of 304
km/h, with the Spyder also passing the 300 km/h barrier at 301km/h. Both models
reach 100 km/h from standstill in 4.4 seconds.
the striking features of the 718 Cayman GT4 is the comprehensively improved
aerodynamics which produce up to 50 percent more downforce without affecting
drag. The fixed rear wing is not only a visual highlight but also produces
around 20 percent more downforce compared to its predecessor.
new 718 Spyder is distinguished by a lightweight convertible top that provides
a dramatic silhouette reminiscent of its famous predecessors. Unlike the GT4,
the 718 Spyder has a rear spoiler that automatically rises at 120 km/h and
thanks to the functional diffuser, it is also the first model in the Boxster
family to generate aerodynamic downforce over the rear axle.
the first time, the 718 Spyder benefits from the high-performance GT chassis of
the 718 Cayman GT4. With its superior cornering dynamics, it provides an emotional
driving experience through refined lightweight spring-strut front and rear
axles that make use of racing technologies. The Porsche Active Suspension
Management damping system lowers the ride height by 30 mm which also lowers the
car’s centre of gravity and improves its lateral dynamics potential. It has
been designed primarily for use on the racetrack and sharpens the overall
handling characteristics of both models.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) operates with even greater sensitivity and
precision but for the purists who enjoy their track days, it can also be
deactivated. Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical rear differential
lock further enhances the longitudinal and lateral dynamics as well as
high-performance brake system in the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 provides
consistent braking that is suitable for track driving thanks to large aluminium
monobloc fixed-calliper brakes. The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is
also available as an option.
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