The GT4 RS engine in a roadster: 493 hp at 8.400 rpm, max. torque 331 lb. ft. at 6,250 rpm. The 4.0-liter, 6-cylinder boxer, high-revving, natural aspirating engine with a maximum of max. 9.000 rpm is by far the most powerful in the 718 model range.
6 individual throttle valves supply the 6 cylinders with air optimally for direct responsiveness and excellent dosing of the engine. It is powerful and robust thanks to a central oil feed, forged pistons and lightweight titanium con rods.
The shifts of the performance-oriented 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) are fast and emotive. Even the 7th gear has a short, sporty response. The mechanical locking differential ensures optimal power transmission.
Precise handling for winding mountain passes: lightweight suspension strut axles, taut springs and helper springs, in combination with specific wheel mounts, helps to ensure high traction and stability. Ball joints allow particularly precise wheel guidance.
Weissach. The workplace of our engineers. It's no wonder that the optional Weissach Package specially developed for the 718 Spyder RS was given this name. The signature in the form of the 'Weissach RS' emblem can be found on the cover of the cup holder, as stitching on the headrests and embossed on the lightweight roadster top.
The two separate tailpipes produce a sound that is guaranteed to make you smile and gets deep under your skin. The look of the Titanium tailpipes is inspired by the limited edition 935 Motorsport production run from 2018, a tribute to the legendary 935/78 Le Mans racing car.
The 20-inch 718 Cayman GT4 RS forged magnesium wheels are available in various paint finishes and save almost 22 lb of weight in total. For improved driving dynamics thanks to the reduction in unsprung weight – and unbridled driving pleasure on winding mountain roads. The centerlock with 'RS' lettering already increases the driving ambitions down in the valley.
In combination with the Weissach Package, the upper part of the dashboard is also covered with Race-Tex, which has been tried and tested on the track, rounding off the decidedly puristic, sporty interior all while minimizing reflections in the windshield. The embroidered Weissach Package emblem on the headrests and the badge on the trim panel of the dashboard provide a clear indication of the origin.
Precise handling starts at the interface between driver and vehicle: with the 718 RS-specific sport steering wheel including the Yellow 12 o'clock marking. The Black gearshift paddles with Yellow markings ensure crisp, short gearshifts, just like in motorsports. The steering wheel rim is finished in Race-Tex. A track-tested microfiber material that provides good grip.
The GT-specific design of the PDK gear lever is visually based on a gear lever – with a manual gate. Grip area and boot are in Race-Tex, the shift pattern comes in Racing Yellow. The PDK gear lever is designed in the same way as sequential transmissions in racing cars. This means: the gear lever must be pushed forward in the manual gate to downshift and pulled back for shifting up.
BOSE® Surround Sound System with 10 loudspeakers including center speaker and an active subwoofer integrated into the vehicle body. Fully active sound system with a total output of 505 watts. BOSE® Centerpoint® 2 and SurroundStage® technologies enable the system to play stereo recordings in a virtual surround mode. AudioPilot® Noise Compensation Technology ensures a consistent and well-balanced sound in all driving conditions.
The electronic adjustment of the damping control system actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. The PASM has two settings: sporty-comfortable and sporty-firm.
PSM is an automatic control system for maintaining stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. The systems can be switched off completely in two stages.
The PTV improves the driving dynamics. The integrated mechanical rear differential lock enables higher traction and significantly improved lateral dynamics and driving stability during load changes in corners and when changing lanes.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Max. power||493 hp|
|Max. power at rpm||8,400 rpm|
|Max. engine speed||9,000 rpm|
|Max. torque||331 lb-ft|
|Max. torque at rpm||6,250 rpm|
|Max. power per liter||123.0 hp/l|
|Top track speed (with summer tires)||191 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||3.2 s|
|Approach / departure angle (steel suspension)||6.5 - 10.6 °|
|Ramp break-over angle (steel suspension)||10.3 °|
|Width w/ mirrors folded||71.8 in|
|Turning circle diameter||37.4 ft|
|Curb weight||3,214 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||3,869 lb|
|Maximum load||655 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume||5.2 ft³|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||4.2 ft³|
|Fuel tank||16.9 gal|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimates not yet available.|