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NewsThe Porsche 718 Spyder Is the Six-Cylinder Boxster of Your Dreams

01:10  18 june  2019
01:10  18 june  2019 Source:   caranddriver.com

New Porsche Service Lets You Wrap Your Car In Martini Racing Livery

New Porsche Service Lets You Wrap Your Car In Martini Racing Livery The Gulf livery and a variety of colors are available, too. Vinyl wraps offer a way to give your vehicle a custom look with a complicated design that's far simpler and cheaper to apply than painting the scheme on the body. Now, an upcoming service launching in July lets Porsche buyers in Germany have the opportunity to order body wraps for their car that include some of the brand's famous racing liveries. This program is called Second Skin. At launch, buyers can order schemes like the classic light blue and orange Gulf Racing livery and two takes on the famous Martini Racing design.

Porsche has been testing the new 718 Boxster Spyder for as long as we can remember, and although it’s not quite ready yet to officially reveal it, at With Porsche taking off most of the disguise, we are being given the privilege to check out the Boxster Spyder ’s red top and the pair of flying buttresses

The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engined two-seater roadster. It was Porsche 's first road vehicle to be originally designed as a roadster since the 550 Spyder . The first-generation Boxster (the 986) was introduced in late 1996; it was powered by a 2.5-litre flat six - cylinder engine.

The Porsche 718 Spyder Is the Six-Cylinder Boxster of Your Dreams© Porsche The new top dog in Porsche's 718 Boxster lineup is the 718 Spyder, which uses a naturally aspirated flat-six engine.
  • This new high-performance version of the Porsche 718 Boxster is called the 718 Spyder.
  • It uses a naturally aspirated flat-six engine with 414 horsepower, cementing its place atop the lineup.
  • The 2020 718 Spyder will go on sale next spring with a starting price of $97,550.

With more power and torque than the last-gen flat-six cars, every variety of the Porsche 718 Boxster we’ve tested reaffirms that this mid-engined master pulls harder with its new turbocharged four-cylinder engines. But Porsche’s GT customers-some of the most nitpicky people in the sports-car universe-demanded that the hottest Boxster, the Spyder, return with the engine they think the cars deserved. Porsche listened.

Porsche Now Offering Sweet Vintage Racing Liveries, Funky Colors via Body Wraps

Porsche Now Offering Sweet Vintage Racing Liveries, Funky Colors via Body Wraps European customers can now have their modern Porsches wrapped to resemble classic racing liveries.

Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Spied Showing Its Stuff In Snow. One thing we’re fairly certain of is the powerplant, which should be a version of the 4.0-liter six from the 911 GT3. We’re expecting that mill to produce somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) – down from the

Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Not Camera Shy To Drop Its Top. It is believed the ultimate Boxster will come as standard with a six -speed manual gearbox, but Porsche will please both worlds by offering an optional seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic for maximum on-track performance.

The Porsche 718 Spyder Is the Six-Cylinder Boxster of Your Dreams© Porsche Porsche 718 Spyder Is the Only Boxster with a Six

The new 718 Spyder takes the 992-generation 911’s 3.0-liter flat-six 9A2EVO engine, bores and strokes it out to 4.0-liters, and strips off the turbos. To get this kind of rev range, new heads, valves, pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft were also fitted. So was a new intake manifold with two resonance flaps. Altogether, this engine makes 414 horsepower at 7600 rpm-39 more than the 2016 Boxster Spyder-and 309 pound-feet of torque from 5000–6800 rpm, identical to the 2016 car. The only transmission is a six-speed manual.

Unlike the previous-generation Spyder, which used a more street-friendly suspension and brake package than the corresponding Cayman GT4, the new Spyder is just as hard-core as its hardtop brother. It boasts a new front bumper with larger air intakes, a ducktail rear spoiler, and an aggressive diffuser to keep it grounded at its claimed 187-mph top speed.

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder Don't Have the Flat-Six You Think They Do

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder Don't Have the Flat-Six You Think They Do Instead of repurposing the 911 GT3's motor, Porsche Motorsport took a different approach.

While all the 718 Boxster models available on sale today have the dual exhaust tips next to each other in the middle of the rear bumper right below the It’s not known at this point whether the six - cylinder versions bound to be positioned below the GT4 and Spyder will utilize the same specification of the

The range-topping versions of the Boxster and Cayman are almost here, with The range-topping versions of Porsche ’s 718 have been spotted countless times, but now we’re being given the rare opportunity to see the Cayman GT4 and the Boxster Spyder together while undergoing final testing.

The Porsche 718 Spyder Is the Six-Cylinder Boxster of Your Dreams© Porsche Porsche 718 Spyder Is the Only Boxster with a Six

Both the Spyder and the GT4 borrow the 911 GT3’s front suspension and brakes-15.0-inch rotors all around with six-piston calipers up front and fours in the rear, or 16.1-inch front units and 15.4-inch rears with the optional carbon-ceramics-and the adaptive dampers are from the GT3 RS. The ABS and stability-control programming are RS-spec, too.

The anti-roll-bar end links, camber, and toe can all be manually adjusted, but the ride height-1.2 inches lower than a standard 718’s-is fixed. A clutch-type limited-slip differential with brake-based torque vectoring pairs with electric power steering. The Spyder has wider tires than in lesser models, with 245s at the front and 295s at the rear; Porsche fits either Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 or Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 tires wrapped around new 20-inch wheels. At roughly 3300 pounds, the Spyder is porkier than before; it's also nearly 200 pounds heavier than the current-generation Boxster GTS by Porsche’s figures, though fans of the flat-six will likely forgive the extra weight.

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Brings a Glorious Flat-Six Back to the 718 Family

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Brings a Glorious Flat-Six Back to the 718 Family Back by popular demand, the enticing new GT4 is now the only Cayman with a flat-six.

The centerpiece of the new 718 Boxster is a newly developed four- cylinder flat engine with turbocharging. Learn more about the product highlights of our

The new Boxster is the sequel that continues the 718 era. At their heart, a four- cylinder turbocharged boxer engine beats with the same fighting spirit that delivered countless podium finishes. In them lives the will to break away from standards. And to inspire conviction. So it is entirely appropriate that they

The Porsche 718 Spyder Is the Six-Cylinder Boxster of Your Dreams© Porsche Porsche 718 Spyder Is the Only Boxster with a Six

The new Spyder’s manual roof unclips from its moorings on the Spyder’s windshield header and rear haunches and simply folds into a space below the rear decklid, making it much easier to deal with than the original Boxster Spyder’s pup tent, which required five minutes of fumbling. The fabric flying buttresses ensure that no one will mistake this for an average Boxster. A special package dresses the Spyder's interior in black-and-red leather that is paired with a two-tone black-and-red fabric top. Aluminum or body-color interior trim are the only other choices, unless you’re the paint-to-­sample type. Safety nannies such as blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist are not available.

The 718 Spyder will go on sale next spring at a starting price of $97,550, which is $13,500 more expensive than a manual Boxster GTS but $2900 less than the new Cayman GT4.

Porsche Says Future GT-Branded Models Won’t Be Electrified.
Electrification is still a priority at Porsche, but traditional sports cars remain important, too. Porsche's GT division is responsible for models like the Porsche 911 GT3, GT3 RS, GT2 RS, and 718 Cayman GT4 (pictured above). The team there doesn't intend to electrify the variants that it produces, according to department boss Andreas Preuninger while speaking to Autocar. "There are ideas to maybe look in that direction for the normal sports car line but not for the GT cars," Preuninger told Autocar.

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