German luxury sports car maker Porsche has announced that it will introduce automatic variants for its 718 models, the 718 Spyder and the 718 Cayman GT4. In addition to the existing six-speed manual transmission, both models come with the company's tested and tested seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK).
In August 2020, the company launched models in India with ex-showroom prices of Rs 1.60 crore and Rs 1.63 crore respectively. As for the newly introduced automatic options, they have not yet been launched in India. Compared to the manual version, the Porsche claims that the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 can reach speeds of up to 100 km / h in just half a second, 3.9 seconds.
It can reach a top speed of 200 kmph in 13.4 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than manual versions. The top speed of both the models is 300 kmph. The Porsche 718 range features a 4.0-liter, six-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection (DFI), integrated dry-sump lubrication and adaptive cylinder control. The engine continues to produce 414 bhp of power at the same 8000 rpm, 35 bhp more than the previous model. It also produces a maximum torque of 420 Nm at 5,000 to 6,800 rpm.
The 2020, 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 also come with Porsche Stability Management and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), which comes with a mechanical rear differential lock.
It enhances lateral dynamics and cornering performance. Visually, it features Porsche's signature design language, LED headlights, LED headlights and 20-inch alloy wheels.
The GT4 gets a fixed rear wing, which not only enhances the look of the model, but also adds 20 percent more downforce than its predecessor. The 718 Spyder comes with a removable rear spoiler that can automatically reach speeds of up to 120 km / h. The PDK versions of the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 come with updates on their mechanical locking rear differential.
It achieves 30 & 37 percent locking values in traction and override modes, which makes it better compared to 22 & 27 percent of manual transmissions. Reduces ride height by 30 mm for Porsche Active Suspension Management damping system models. This reduces the car's center of gravity and improves lateral dynamics. Both cars come with an aluminum monoblock fixed brake caliper, while users also have the option to upgrade to ceramic composite brakes.