2021 Porsche 718 Debuts With 7-Speed PDK For GT4, Spyder, And GTS 4.0

The Porsche 718 series enters the 2021 model year in the United States with a multitude of updates, kicking off with the long-awaited arrival of the PDK for six-cylinder models. The Cayman GT4, 718 Spyder and GTS 4.0 models will be available as an option with a dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission.

It will shift faster than the manual, regardless of the quality of a driver. If you are interested, it will be a long wait because the first 718 equipped with PDK with the naturally aspirated six-cylinder flat engine will not arrive at American dealers before the start of 2021.

Originally unveiled at the start of the year, the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster with a GTS 4.0 taste are finally available to order from $ 86,800 in the case of the coupé and $ 88,900 for the convertible with the manual transmission. six standard speeds. PDK versions cost $ 90,530 and $ 92,630 respectively.

Upgrade to the GT4 and Spyder at the top of the range and you get $ 100,200 and $ 97,300 respectively with the manual transmission. Their PDK siblings cost $ 103,410 and $ 100,510. In all cases, you will have to pay an additional $ 1,350 for delivery, processing and processing costs.

If these are outside your price range, the lower models are now more attractive than before thanks to an extensive list of standard equipment. Whether you are interested in a base model, T, S or the aforementioned GTS 4.0, all are equipped with dual-zone automatic air conditioning, heated front seats, auto dimming mirrors and automatic wipers. For your money, the boys and girls of Zuffenhausen will also add Apple CarPlay integration and adaptive bi-xenon headlights, which come in black for the GTS 4.0 model.

The most affordable Cayman money you can buy will cost you $ 59,900, while the equivalent Boxster is $ 62,000, plus destination and handling fees. A three-pedal configuration comes standard, with an optional PDK available.

Porsche is planning at least one more update for the 718 range before the generation change, as spy photos revealed that a 718 Cayman GT4 RS at the top of the range was in the works. It is said to increase the horsepower of the GT4’s already healthy 414 horsepower to almost 500 horsepower, but is preparing to make money. It is rumored to cost somewhere in the region of $ 130,000 when it debuts at some point in 2021.

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The 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman models

Model year 2021 brings significantly improved standard equipment and new options
Atlanta, Georgia. In the U.S., for the 2021 model year, most 718 Boxster and Cayman models receive a full list of enhanced standard features. All standard 718 Boxster and Cayman models, as well as T, S and GTS 4.0 variants, will come standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and auto-dimming mirrors with rain sensor for the New Year of model. In addition, Apple CarPlay® and the bi-xenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) (bi-xenon in black with PDLS for GTS 4.0) will become standard features. Prices start at $ 59,900 for the 718 Cayman and $ 62,000 for the 718 Boxster, not including delivery, handling and handling costs of $ 1,350. As before, all models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and can optionally be fitted with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

Now available to order: the 2021 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 and 718 Cayman GTS 4.0

Introduced for the first time at the start of the year, the new 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 and 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 are now available to order for model year 2021 and are expected to reach US dealers in late 2020. The 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 will be priced starting at $ 86,800, while the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 has an MSRP of $ 88,900, each not including the delivery, processing and handling fees of $ 1,350. Both models are powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 394 hp and 309 lb-ft. of couple. Combined with a standard six-speed manual transmission, both models can reach 60 mph from a standstill in as little as 4.3 seconds, and reach a top speed of 182 mph. Typical for a GTS model, many performance features are standard, including the Sport Plus seats, the Sport Chrono group, the sport exhaust system, the PASM sport suspension, a mechanical limited-slip differential with Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV ) and 20 inch wheels painted in black Satin.

Optional: 7-speed PDK for 718 Cayman GT4, 718 Spyder and 718 GTS 4.0

For the first time, the 718 Cayman GT4, 718 Spyder and 718 GTS 4.0 models will be available as an option with the 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. This transmission offers the possibility of faster acceleration through rapid and continuous gear changes. The six-cylinder 718 variants ordered with this option are expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships in early 2021.

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