Two vehicles. Two drivers. One goal: Col de Turini, the legendary pass. Many bends, several unforgettable driving moments. The perfect place for Sports car Fascination. The butterflies begin. The anticipation rises. As does the pulse.
The 718 GTS 4.0 models offer an enormous performance spectrum. Guaranteed by the powerful 4.0-liter six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with its full 394 hp at 7,000 rpm. The maximum torque: 309 lb-ft. Top track speed: 182 mph.
The 7-speed PDK with manual and automatic mode is available as an option. For extremely fast gear changes without interrupting the flow of power. And all with even better acceleration performance. In manual mode, the shift direction simulates that of race cars – to the rear to shift up, forwards to shift down. For a race track driving experience wherever you are.
Optional for the 718 and 718 S models, standard for the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models: Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV). This system enhances vehicle dynamics and stability by applying variable torque distribution to the rear wheels, in conjunction with a mechanical rear differential lock. For the driver, this means strong resistance to destabilising side forces, outstanding traction and great agility – with precise turn-in and well-balanced load transfer characteristics. What else? Tremendous fun in the corners.
The horizontal geometry of the air intakes makes the front end appear even wider – lending it added bite. On the 718 GTS 4.0 models, this impression is further enhanced by the larger air intakes, black external airblades and black front spoiler. The fenders? Unmistakably Porsche. Higher than the hood, they have been styled to give prominence to the design of the headlights, with impressive inner workings and integrated LED daytime running lights. The 718 GTS 4.0 models have tinted front lights.
The rear of the 718 models is an expression of maximum sporting performance – and also the top performance of our designers. It is clear, reduced, and anything but conformist. The taillights are flat and also clear in the 718 GTS 4.0 models. Their interior is of a three-dimensional design. Four LED brake lights surround the horizontal taillights. An accent trim between the two taillights makes the rear end look wide.
The rear wing automatically extends from speeds of 78 mph, and reduces lift for better roadholding. Strong finish: the tailpipe, centrally positioned in the rear fascia, with twin tailpipes in the 718 T and 718 S models. In the 718 GTS 4.0 models, the tailpipes are separated in the rear fascia unique to the GTS 4.0.
The side profile emphasizes the mid-engined layout. The wheel arches are large – for wheels up to 20 inches. In the 718 T models these are in Titanium Grey; in the 718 GTS 4.0 models in Satin Black. One thing is clear: the 718 models weren't built for the garage. They were built for unrestrained driving pleasure. So, naturally the lines on the doors direct the air stream to the large side air intakes. To optimally supply the engines with air and produce powerful thrust.
GTS-specific equipment including GT Sport Steering Wheel in Race-Tex, Sport Seats Plus (two-way) with seat centers in Race-Tex and ‘GTS’ logo on the headrests.
The 718 Boxster and Cayman models have 18-inch wheels – with a distinctive design. The S models are equipped with 19-inch wheels, the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models with 20-inch wheels in Titanium Grey or Satin Black. On all 718 models, the wheels are alloys – a sports car hallmark. The wide rear wheels provide excellent stability and exceptional cornering performance. Rolling resistance and tire weight are comparatively low, which helps to reduce fuel consumption. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) improves safety. A selection of 20-inch wheels is available in our range of options.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) features a 7-inch touchscreen display. With its high-quality glass surface, it is the aesthetically perfect addition to the center console. The 718 T models have a practical storage compartment, instead of PCM. Our take on ‘digital detox’.
Pure motorsport: the sport steering wheel is derived from the 918 Spyder. The optional GT Sport Steering Wheel with its smaller diameter further enhances the cockpit feel. It is included as standard in the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models, and in the 718 GTS 4.0 models finished in Race-Tex, along with numerous other GTSspecific interior items. The instrument cluster includes three circular instruments with an integrated 4.6-inch color screen. Typical of Porsche: the tachometer in the middle.
Lane Change Assist monitors the driver's blind spots and areas to the rear of the vehicle on both sides. A visual signal in the corresponding door mirror panel informs the driver that a vehicle has been detected in the adjacent lane. Available at 20+ mph.
Radar- and video-based technology that monitors and automatically regulates the distance from the vehicle in front as required even down to a halt by means of the stop-and-go function (usable at 19+ mph). Additional functions: audible warning if too close; warning by active jolt of the brakes; strategic braking; visual and audible warning if objects are detected within collision range.
Standard ParkAssist audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected behind the vehicle. The reversing camera facilitates precise reverse parking and maneuvering. Help is provided in the form of a camera image and dynamic guidelines on the PCM screen.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders||Naturally aspirated boxer 6|
|Max. power||394 hp|
|Max. power at rpm||7,000 rpm|
|Max. engine speed||7,800 rpm|
|Max. torque (Manual)||309 lb-ft|
|Max. torque (PDK (Automatic))||317 lb-ft|
|Max. torque at rpm (PDK (Automatic))||5,500 rpm|
|Max. torque at rpm (Manual)||5,000 - 6,500 rpm|
|Max. power per liter||98.5 hp/l|
|Top track speed (Manual)||182 mph|
|Top track speed (PDK (Automatic))||179 mph|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (Manual)||4.3 s|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (PDK (Automatic))||3.8 s|
|Approach / departure angle (steel suspension)||9.7 - 14.3 °|
|Max. ground clearance (steel suspension)||4.4 in|
|Width w/ mirrors folded||70.9 in|
|Turning circle diameter||36.1 ft|
|Curb weight (Manual)||3,166 lb|
|Curb weight (PDK (Automatic))||3,234 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (Manual)||3,748 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (PDK (Automatic))||3,814 lb|
|Maximum load (Manual)||582 lb|
|Maximum load (PDK (Automatic))||580 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume||5.2 ft³|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||9.7 ft³|
|Fuel tank||16.9 gal|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/unlimited miles|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimates not yet available.|