Porsche launches the new 718 Spyder RS. For the first time, the high-revving naturally aspirated engine from the 911 GT3 is being deployed in an open-topped mid-engined sports car and will be the most powerful version of the roadster.
The powertrain of the new 718 Spyder RS is identical to that of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS coupe. The six-cylinder boxer engine, with its cylinder displacement of 4.0 litres, revs up to 9,000 rpm and generates an output of 368 kW (500 PS). Featuring a short-ratio seven-speed PDK transmission, the six-cylinder engine catapults the two-seater roadster from 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and hits the 200 km/h mark in just 10.9 seconds. The 718 Spyder RS features a striking tear-off edge shaped like a ducktail which helps maintain the car’s aerodynamic balance and ensures maximum driving stability at high speeds. It comes standard with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with sports tuning and has been lowered by 30 millimetres. It also features Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical limited-slip differential, ball-jointed suspension bearings and 20-inch forged aluminium wheels.
A Weissach Package is also available for the Spyder RS as well as a matching 718 Spyder RS Porsche Design Timepiece – a premium-quality watch from Porsche’s in-house watchmaking operation in Solothurn, Switzerland.
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