Porsche 718 flagship models now available with automatic transmissionDubai. The Porsche 718 models with 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer engines can now be ordered with the seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). The automatic transmission is now available for the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman GTS 4.0, the range-topping 718 Spyder as well as the 718 Cayman GT4 models. Drivers can enjoy no interruptions in acceleration during gear changes and better acceleration values. Compared with the 718 models featuring a manual transmission, the 420 PS (309 kW) GT models – the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 ¬– now accelerate from 0-100 km/h half a second faster, in 3.9 seconds. They reach the 200 km/h mark in 13.4 seconds (0.4 seconds faster). The 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Boxster GTS 4.0, both with 400 PS (294 kW), also improve in the standard sprint from 0-100 km/h by half a second to 4.0 seconds, and reach the 200 km/h mark in 13.7 seconds (0.4 seconds faster compared with the manual transmission).
The standard Sport Chrono package in the 718 GTS 4.0 models adapts the gear shift characteristics of the PDK according to the four different driving modes (Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual). In Sport mode, it operates with faster gear changes, shifts down earlier with automatic throttle blips, and supports optimal acceleration with later shift points. The even more athletic Sport Plus mode is tailored for maximum performance and fully exploits the rpm reserves of the naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine. Launch Control is also integrated within Sport Plus, which activates an automatic race start.
The Sport Response button in the centre of the mode switch allows the driver to activate maximum engine and transmission performance for 20 seconds, irrespective of the current driving mode. This motorsport-inspired function helps with spontaneous overtaking manoeuvres.
In the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 models, a GT-typical driving style can be chosen, by activating the PDK Sport button for maximum performance. An automatic selector lever, which echoes the design in the 911 GT3, underlines the emotionally charged GT experience.
In addition, the PDK versions of the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 benefit from the enhancements made to their mechanical locking rear differential: in traction and overrun modes, this achieves locking values of 30 and 37 per cent as compared with 22 and 27 per cent with the manual transmission. This has a positive effect on the longitudinal and lateral dynamics as well as traction, and increases driving pleasure.
Enhanced equipment in the new Porsche model year
The Porsche 718 family will start the 2021 model year with a host of new features. High-quality Race-Tex material will replace the Alcantara fabric. The new material is based on the covers used for racing seats. It has a highly breathable structure and offers greater support. The vivid special paint finish Python Green will be added to the colour range of the GT models 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder. The 718 Spyder will also be available with the 20-inch wheels in Aurum – this was previously only available for the 718 Cayman GT4. There will also be the option to equip the roadster with similarly-sized, conventional summer tyres instead of the standard ultra-high-performance tyres.
The 718 models with 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer engines with automatic transmission can be ordered from today. Information on the basic retail price, model specifications and local availability can be obtained at the nearest Porsche Centre.
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718 Cayman GTS 4.0 PDK: combined fuel consumption 9.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 219 g/km
718 Boxster GTS 4.0 PDK: combined fuel consumption 9.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 219 g/km
718 Spyder PDK: combined fuel consumption 10.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 232 g/km
718 Cayman GT4 PDK: combined fuel consumption 10.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 232 g/km
The fuel consumption and CO2 emission values were calculated according to the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). The NEDC values derived from this must continue to be specified for the time being. These values cannot be compared with the values calculated on the basis of the previously used NEDC test.
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