Porsche 718 Boxster Bids Adieu With A Bang | V3Cars

Porsche have revealed the 718 Spyder RS, a hardcore version of the 718 Boxster equipped with the 4.0L flat-6 normal petrol engine from the Cayman GT4 RS. The 718 Spyder RS is the last mid-engined Porsche with an internal combustion engine. Read on to know more about the 718 Spyder RS.

Porsche 718 Spyder RS

Porsche 718 Spyder RS Performance Details

The new 718 Spyder RS is the most powerful version of the Boxster ever. Thanks to its 4.0L naturally aspirated flat-6 petrol engine which sits bang in the middle the 718 Spyder RS offers Cayman GT4 RS levels of performance combined with an open top experience. Its engine produces the same 500PS of power and 450Nm of torque. The power is channelled to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 718 Spyder RS can do the 0-100kmph sprint in just 3.4 seconds, which is a whole second quicker than the 718 Spyder.

Porsche 718 Spyder RS

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Manually-Retractable Roof That’s Lighter!

The manually-retractable roof of the 718 Spyder RS makes it lighter than the 718 Spyder by 40kg. Furthermore, it is even lighter than the fixed top 718 Cayman RS Coupe by 5kg. Its convertible roof top mechanism weights just 18.3kg, which is 7.6kg lighter than the 718 Spyder and a whole 16.5kg lighter than the 718 Boxster. If all that weight saving is not enough for you, Porsche offer the option to completely detach the roof, when the weather allows ofcourse, further shedding 8kg off the total weight.

Porsche 718 Spyder RS

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Next 718 To Boast All-Electric Powertrain

Like we stated earlier, the 718 Spyder RS is the last 718 model to boast an internal combustion engine. The next-gen 718 models will boast all-electric drivetrains like the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo. The details of the next-gen 718 are scarce but it is likely to sit on a Taycan-derived platform and share its underpinnings as well.

Porsche 718 Spyder RS

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Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.


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