The New Porsche 718: Perfectly Irrational

Hungry for every curve and optimized for the racetrack. 

The Porsche 718 family welcomes two new members to the model family: the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder.  Poised with agility and intimate proximity to power, these sportscars will delight those who enjoy an unadulterated driving experience. 

Both the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spider share a technical base – a Porsche first- with a newly developed four-liter six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine together with a six-speed manual transmission.  While this GT4 represents Porsche’s entry-level GT road model, the Spider “lends itself to all kinds of curves.” And with both models being able to accelerate 0-60 in about 4.4 seconds from stopped, it’s clear these are designed with the iconic Porsche Performance in mind.

View each model’s specs and see a preview of its performance, courtesy of Porsche. 

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

The 718 Cayman GT4 produces 50% more downforce thanks to an improved aerodynamic design.  A major player in that improved design is a single-chamber arch rear silencer which creates space in the rear section for a functional diffuser and ultimately accounts for 30% of the downforce at the rear axle.



Porsche 718 Spider

Porsche terms the Spider variant as a “pure machine for driving pleasure,” sporting a lightweight convertible top that can combat top speeds. Top up or down, you’ll still get the thrilling power and aerodynamic improvements, and at 120 km/h (about 74-75 mph), the rear spoiler will automatically come up.



For the full technical write-up on the 718 GT4 and 718 Spider, visit Porsche Newsroom.