The 718 family gets an energetic boost with the new Porsche 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4. Their purist character caters to sports car enthusiasts who like unfiltered driving pleasure and Porsche's mid-engine concept.
Both athletes have the same technical basis. This includes the newly developed four-line six-cylinder natural aspirated engine with 420 hp plus manual six-speed manual transmission. While the GT4 represents the entrance to the GT roads of Porsche, Spyder offers all kinds of sport. Both rely on efficient aerodynamics, a full-featured GT suspension and powerful grip brakes.
Right-handed 420 hp natural engine
The engine's natural aspirated engine is based on the same engine family as the turbocharged engines in the current 911 Carrera series. The new unit delivers 309 kW (420 hp) – 35 hp more than in the GT4 predecessor model.
The third generation of Spyder adds another 45 hp. The maximum torque of 420 Newton meters is available from 5,000 to 6,800 / min. The 718 Spyder is 301 km / h fast. The 718 Cayman GT4 reaches 304 km / h at the top. Both models accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds.
Aerodynamic efficiency: Air resistance
One of the features of the 718 Cayman GT4 is the improved aerodynamic concept. It gives up to 50 percent more downforce without adversely affecting the air resistance. The aerodynamics in both models benefit greatly from the newly developed single-frame rear silencer: It creates space in the rear for a functional diffuser, accounting for 718 Cayman GT4 well 30 percent of the rear axle.
A fixed rear wing is also responsible for efficiency. This is equivalent to an additional twelve kilogram contact pressure at 200 km / h. The optimum GT-style front holds the aerodynamic balance with a large front spoiler lip and so called air curtains.
Porsche 718 Spyder: open basket extinguisher
The new 718 Spyder is a high-speed, renal driving pleasure machine that lightens up, continuing the history of such well-known roadsters as the Porsche 550 Spyder and 718 RS 60 Spyder.  The soft disk is suitable for daily use and can easily be stowed under the boot lid. Unlike the GT4, the 718 Spyder has a rear spoiler. This runs automatically at a speed of 120 km / h. Due to functional diffuser, it is the first model in the Boxster family that generates on the rear axle aerodynamic downforce.
High-performance GT suspension: optimized for best dynamics
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