Porsche unveiled the 718 Spyder RS, the brand's last 718 model powered by a petrol engine. The Porsche 718 Spyder, a Cayman GT4 RS with its roof removed, retails for a whooping USD 162,150. It gets a retractable and manually controlled fabric roof, giving owners the appeal of open-top motoring. Porsche says the 718 Spyder RS differs from the Cayman GT4 RS in that it has revised spring and damper tunings to provide a more plush ride and better meet consumer expectations. After the popularity of the 550 Spyder, Porsche released the 718 RS 60 Spyder in the late 1960s. Customers and reviewers alike have lauded the convertible sports car's agile handling and comfortable ride. It will make its first appearance to the general public in July during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Porsche 718 Spyder RS: Exterior
The 2024 Porsche 718 Spyder RS looks similar to the 718 Cayman in most respects.It has two wide doors with frameless windows, 20-inch forged wheels, and a detachable and manually operated fabric roof. The sculpted bonnet has decals and air scoops. Its allure may be increased with the addition of the supplementary Weissach Package.
Porsche 718 Spyder RS: Interior
The 2024 Porsche 718 Spyder RS's interior has a dynamic two-tone design. Lightweight carbon fibre racing bucket seats with a carbon-weave finish, leather upholstery in Arctic Grey and Carmine Red, a flat-bottomed steering wheel upholstered in Race-Tex material with paddle shifters, fabric door straps, and an all-digital instrument cluster are all standard features. Multiple airbags, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control comes standard with the vehicle.
Porsche 718 Spyder RS: Engine & Performance
The 2024 Porsche 718 Spyder RS is powered by the same 4.0-litre naturally aspirated six-cylinder Boxer engine seen in the 911 GT3. The engine has been fine-tuned to provide 493bhp and 450Nm of peak torque. A 7-speed PDK gearbox handles transmission responsibilities.
The Porsche 718 Spyder RS can equal the Cayman GT4 RS's acceleration times of 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds and 0 to 200km/h in 10.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 308km/h, which is just around 7km/h slower than the coupe.