The new Porsche 718 Spyder RS is unveiled. It takes its place as the open-top counterpart to the Cayman GT4 RS. Utilising the naturally aspirated 4.0 litre six-cylinder boxxer engine taken from the 911 GT3, the same engine is used in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racing cars.
The newly designed manually operated single layer lightweight soft-top is incredibly compact and consists of two parts, a sun sail and weather deflector. Both are completely removable and can be stowed together or singly in the rear storage area. The sun sail can be used alone to protect the driver and passenger from intense sunlight.
The chassis of the 718 Spyder RS uses components from the 718 Cayman GT4 RS and is designed for maximum driving pleasure on winding roads. It comes standard with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and has been lowered by 30 millimetres compared with the standard 718 Spyder. At the back, the Spyder RS features a striking tear-off edge shaped like a ducktail.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
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