Porsche’s Hardcore 718 Twins Are Here In India!

  • Aug 18, 2020
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Both 718 models are powered by a 911-derived 4.0-litre flat-six motor making 420PS!


  • Both models are paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.

  • 0-100kmph sprint times for both models are the same at 4.4 seconds.

  • The Spyder tops out at 301kmph and the Cayman GT4 at 304kmph. 

  • The Cayman GT4 produces 50 percent more downforce than before courtesy a new rear wing and diffuser.

  • The 718 Spyder features a moveable rear wing and an improved diffuser.

Back in June last year, Porsche took the wraps off the hardcore 2020 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 models in global markets. And now, they’ve arrived in India to join the current Boxster and Cayman variants in the 718 lineup. Launched at Rs 1.59 crore (Spyder) and Rs 1.63 crore (Cayman GT4), the two models not only feature a 4.0-litre flat-six mill but also appeal to purists with the return of the third pedal. 

Both 718 models are powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six mill that delivers 420PS of grunt and 420Nm of twist with an 8,000rpm rev limit. This makes the two models the most powerful 718 variants in the lineup. What more, both models are paired to a traditional six-speed manual gearbox which is a major plus point for purists. The 0-100kmph sprint time for both models stands at 4.4 seconds, with the Spyder topping out at 301kmph and the Cayman GT4 at 304kmph. 


Powertrains aren’t everything in the twin 718 models as both get some performance trickery too. The Cayman GT4 now produces 50 percent more downforce than before thanks to a new rear wing and diffuser. The 718, on the other hand, gets a rear wing that automatically rises at speeds above 120kmph thanks to a new diffuser. The Spyder also benefits from the Cayman GT4’s refined lightweight spring-strut front and rear axles that make use of racing technologies.

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Other notable bits include Porsche’s Active Suspension Management damping system that lowers the ride height by 30mm for optimal performance on the racetrack and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical locking rear differential to get a better punch out of corners. The braking system comprises large aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes with the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) also available as an option for better stopping prowess.


The Porsche’s more harcore twin 718 models may come at a hefty premium over the standard Cayman and Boxster models priced at Rs 85.95 lakh and Rs 89.95 lakh (ex-showroom), but it can be justified considering you not only get the most powerful engine in the 718 lineup but also the six-speed manual which is a purist’s wet dream.

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