Horizontally opposed engine, 6-cylinder, 4.0-liter displacement, maximum engine speed: 8,000rpm and 414hp. Maximum torque in combination with manual transmission: 309 lb-ft at 5,000rpm to 6,800rpm. In combination with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK): 317 lb-ft at 5,500rpm. So the 718 Spyder with PDK and Launch Control activated sprints to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The sprint doesn't stop until 186mph.
The six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine has direct fuel injection (DFI), integrated dry-sump lubrication and an adaptive cylinder control. In addition, a variable intake manifold with switchable resonance valves provides the engine with optimum ventilation. It sounds technical and a bit dry, but it's really the exact opposite.
An acoustic exclamation mark: the sound of the 718 Spyder. Thanks to the precise Sport Exhaust System with its two clearly separated black tailpipes to the left and right of the rear diffuser. For an even more powerful sports car sound at the press of a button.
Designed to focus on driving pleasure: the adaptive GT sport suspension. The lightweight spring-strut axle at the front is typical of a GT, the lightweight spring-strut axle at the rear is adjusted to the high performance of the 718 Spyder with additional reinforcements and helper springs as well as specific wheel mounts. Ball joints enable even more precise wheel control.
Let's face it, you'll barely ever want to close it: the partially electric and high-speed compatible, lightweight roof of the 718 Spyder. It can be opened and closed with ease and enhances the presence of the 718 Spyder even when closed.
The dynamic slope of the rear is made up of the diffuser and the concise Sport Exhaust System. The two black sport tailpipes are separated and create the powerful sound that, every now and then, silences reason. The rear diffuser creates a very fast flow on the rear underbody and has an impact on reducing overall lift by 50% in comparison to the previous model. Super car technology that makes itself felt every second.
The highly distinctive front spoiler lip with 'Spyder' logo reduces aerodynamic lift on the front axle with additional spoilers in front of the wheel arches. The central air intake in the front fascia also optimizes the aerodynamics and channels the air stream up through the air outlet in front of the hood. The large air intakes with air intake grilles ensure a high cooling capacity.
A perfect work enthrals with its simplicity. What applies to art and literature can also be used for sports cars. Therefore, our engineers have concentrated on what's most important for the interior of the new 718 Spyder: the driver – and their unbridled driving pleasure.
The instrument cluster with the – 718-typical – three round instruments and central tachometer provide the driver with all the information they need fast. The dial faces are black, the needles and increment markings are white, as are the analog and digital stopwatch of the Chrono Package on the dashboard. The center of the tachometer features the 'Spyder' logo.
In combination with the Race-Tex interior with extended leather features, deviated stitching packages can be added on request to create interior contrast – in silver, red or yellow. This also includes the standard 'Spyder' logo on the headrests, the deviated stitching and the door opening loops.
Connecting you to your Porsche and your Porsche to the world – Porsche Connect. It adds numerous services and the My Porsche app to the existing range of digital functions of your 718 Spyder. Navigate to your destinations in the best way possible, synchronize personal contacts and addresses and use your calendar directly in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Porsche Connect is your smart co-pilot for everyday life, ensuring a unique sports car experience. Before, during and after the journey.
This electronic adjustment of the shock absorber system actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. PASM has two settings: 'Normal', which is a blend of performance and comfort, and 'Sport' where the set-up is much firmer.
This electronically regulated system minimizes perceptible oscillations and the vibration of the entire drivetrain, in particular the engine. It also adjusts the damping force and stiffness to the driving style and road surface conditions. The results are greater and more uniform drive force, increased traction and faster acceleration.
PSM is an automatic control system for helping to maintain stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. In addition to the anti-lock braking system (ABS), it includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control (TC). Alongside the performance tuning with extremely sensitive and accurate regular systems interventions, the systems can be switched off completely in two stages.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Max. power||414 hp|
|Max. power at rpm||7,600 rpm|
|Max. engine speed||8,000 rpm|
|Max. torque (Manual)||309 lb-ft|
|Max. torque (PDK (Automatic))||317 lb-ft|
|Max. torque at rpm (PDK (Automatic))||5,500 rpm|
|Max. torque at rpm (Manual)||5,000 - 6,800 rpm|
|Top track speed (with summer tires) (Manual)||187 mph|
|Top track speed (with summer tires) (PDK (Automatic))||186 mph|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (Manual)||4.2 s|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (PDK (Automatic))||3.7 s|
|Width w/ mirrors folded||70.9 in|
|Turning circle diameter||37.5 ft|
|Curb weight (Manual)||3,205 lb|
|Curb weight (PDK (Automatic))||3,273 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (Manual)||3,792 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (PDK (Automatic))||3,858 lb|
|Maximum load (Manual)||587 lb|
|Maximum load (PDK (Automatic))||585 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume||5.2 ft³|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||4.2 ft³|
|Fuel tank||16.9 gal|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/unlimited miles|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimates not yet available.|