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Meet the Most Powerful Models in the 718 Range: 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4!

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Hello, Porsche Lovers!

Excited to know about the new members? Well, here you go.

The German luxury car manufacturer has welcomed two new members in the Porsche’s 718 family of mid-engined sports cars: the 718 Spyder and the 718 Cayman GT4. Both of them are available in India now. Prices start at INR 15,993,000 for the 718 Spyder and INR 16,335,000 for the 718 Cayman GT4.

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At the heart of both models is the new four-litre, six-cylinder engine which spins to 8,000 rpm and generates 420 PS (309 kW). It delivers a maximum torque of 420 NM from 5,000 to 6,800 rpm. 

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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 Cayman GT4 reaches a top speed of 304 km/h where allowed, with the Spyder also passing the 300 km/h barrier at 301 km/h. Both models get to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds from standstill.

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The 718 Cayman GT4 ‘s stunning characteristics include the comprehensively enhanced aerodynamics that generates up to 50 percent more downforce without impacting drag. Not only is the fixed rear wing a visual standout, but it also generates around 20 percent more downforce relative to its predecessor.

A lightweight convertible top that provides a dramatic silhouette reminiscent of its famous predecessors stands out for the new 718 Spyder. 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.

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Other impressive bits are the Porsche Active Suspension Management damping system that lowers the ride height by 30 mm for optimal performance on the racetrack and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear differential lock to get a better punch out of corners.

In the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4, the high-performance brake system provides consistent braking, which is suitable for track driving thanks to large aluminium monobloc fixed calliper brakes. Also available as an option, is the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).

 

Yashvi Poonia
She grew up playing all the car games, and now nothing excites her more than taking a new car for a spin. From travel experiences through long drives to detailed analysis of the best of the wheels in the market, she has no stopping when it comes to the love of cars. She balances the role of a marketeer and writes about things she is passionate about - lifestyle, watches, and well, cars, of course!

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