2021 Porsche 718 debuts with 7-speed PDK for GT4, Spyder, and GTS 4.0

The Porsche 718 line is entering the 2021 model year in the United States with a series of updates, beginning with the long-awaited arrival of the PDK for six-cylinder models. Cayman GT4, 718 Spyder and GTS 4.0 models will be optionally available with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

It will change gear faster than manual, regardless of how good you are as a driver. If you’re interested, it will be a long wait as the first PDK-equipped 718s with the naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine will not arrive in American dealerships until early 2021.

Originally introduced earlier this year, the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster in the GTS 4.0 flavor are finally available to order from $ 86,800 for the coupe and $ 88,900 for the convertible with the standard six-speed manual. PDK versions cost $ 90,530 and $ 92,630, respectively.

Upgrade to the GT4 and Spyder that beat the range and are looking for $ 100,200 and $ 97,300, respectively, with the manual transmission. His PDK brothers cost $ 103,410 and $ 100,510. In all cases, you will have to pay an additional $ 1,350 for delivery, processing and handling fees.

If they are outside their price range, smaller models are now more attractive than ever before thanks to an extended list of standard equipment. Whether you’re interested in a base model, T, S, or the aforementioned GTS 4.0, they all come with dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, and automatic windshield wipers. For their money’s worth, the Zuffenhausen boys and girls will also include the Apple CarPlay integration and bi-xenon adaptive headlights, which come in black for the GTS 4.0 model.

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

Porsche is planning at least one more upgrade for the 718 line before the generation change, as spy shots have revealed that a 718 Cayman GT4 RS is in the works. It is said to boost the power bet of the GT4’s already healthy 414 hp to almost 500 hp, but prepare to save some money. It is rumored to cost somewhere in the region of $ 130,000 when it will debut at one point in 2021.

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2021 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman models

Model year 2021 brings significantly improved standard equipment and new options
Atlanta Georgia. For the 2021 model year in the US Many of the 718 Boxster and Cayman models are receiving a full list of updated standard features. All standard 718 Boxster and Cayman models, as well as T, S, and GTS 4.0 variants, will come standard with two-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and auto-dimming mirrors and rain sensor for the new model year . In addition, Apple CarPlay® and bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) (bi-xenon in black with PDLS for GTS 4.0) will become standard features. Pricing starts at $ 59,900 for the 718 Cayman and $ 62,000 for the 718 Boxster, not including the $ 1,350 delivery, processing and handling fee. As before, all models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, and can optionally be equipped 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

First shown earlier this year, the new 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 and 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 are now available to order for the 2021 model year and are expected to hit US dealerships in late 2020. The 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 will have priced at $ 86,800, while the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 has an MSRP of $ 88,900, each not including the $ 1,350 delivery, processing, and handling fee. Both models are powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that produces 394 hp and 309 pound-feet. torque. Coupled with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, both models can reach 60 mph from stop in as little as 4.3 seconds, and reach a top track speed of 182 mph. Typical for a GTS model, many performance features are standard, including Sport Seats Plus, Sport Chrono Package, Sport Exhaust System, PASM Sport Suspension, a limited-slip mechanical 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 models

For the first time, the 718 Cayman GT4, 718 Spyder and 718 GTS 4.0 models will be optionally available with the 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. This transmission offers the potential for faster acceleration through rapid, seamless shifting. Ordered six-cylinder 718 variants with this option are expected to hit American dealerships in early 2021.