A firebrand. A go-getter. Aiming for the skies. The 718 Spyder is an exclamation mark in a world full of ‘what ifs’. And it is a promise – to every road and to every driver. Here is a roadster with no two quite the same. No compromises. No regrets. No rational arguments.
A 718 Boxster with six-cylinder horizontally opposed and naturally aspirated engine. With 4.0-litre displacement? The question has to be asked: ''Does it go?'' It goes. Like a bat out of hell.
Horizontally opposed engine, 6-cylinder, 4.0-litre displacement, maximum engine speed: 8,000rpm and 309kW (420PS). Maximum torque in combination with manual transmission: 420Nm at 5,000rpm to 6,800rpm. In combination with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK): 430Nm at 5,500rpm. So the 718 Spyder with PDK and Launch Control activated sprints to 62mph in just 3.9 seconds. The sprint doesn't stop until 186mph.
We would love to say, “please step in!” but that wouldn’t do justice to your first contact with the 718 Spyder. You slip into it, like a hand into a perfectly fitting glove. Everything fits. Everything is tailored to the driver. Mostly due to the sports car ergonomics, perfected over decades. The elevated centre console ensures a short path from the motorsport typical small GT sports steering wheel to the shortened gear lever or PDK gear selector and back. Door pull loops emphasise the puristic sporty interior. You can also forego the audio and communication system, upon request – if you want absolutely nothing to distract from pure driving.
The adaptive GT sports suspension of the 718 Spyder is designed so that you experience every centimetre of road as directly as possible. And master every corner. Thanks to the wide toe angle, the streamlined tuning of the shock absorbers and the lowered body, every journey is a wild ride.
Let’s face it, you’ll barely ever want to close it: the partially electric and high-speed compatible, lightweight hood of the 718 Spyder. It can be opened and closed with ease and enhances the presence of the 718 Spyder even when closed.
4.0-litre six-cylinder high-speed naturally aspirated engine
A 718 Boxster with six-cylinder horizontally opposed and naturally aspirated engine. Obviously. But with 4.0-litre displacement? The question has to be asked: “Does it go?” It goes. Like a bat out of hell.
Perfect. Or in other words: the horizontally opposed engine, completely redesigned. Six-cylinder, 4.0-litre displacement, naturally aspirated engine, excellent torque. Clear announcements presented by our broadly grinning engineers.
Spyder Classic interior package
With the optional Spyder Classic interior package, the legends live on in the 718 Spyder. Starting with the specific two-tone look in Bordeaux Red and black – on request, also available on the hood of the 718 Spyder. In contrast: extended items in black Race-Tex as in motorsport. The trim strips painted in GT Silver Metallic contour the expressive colour combination with simple elegance, and are reminiscent of the style of historical race cars.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
The optional PCCB, with their large brake disc diameters, 410mm at the front and 390mm at the rear, offer even greater braking performance. The use of six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the rear ensures extremely high, and above all constant, braking pressure. PCCB enables shorter braking distances in even the toughest road and race conditions. The brake discs are approximately 50% lighter than cast-iron discs of a similar design and size.
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