The naturally aspirated flat-six engine, familiar from the 911 GT3 Cup racing car and the 911 GT3 series production model, forms the centrepiece of a sports car that has been designed for maximum driving pleasure. The engine revs as high as 9,000 rpm. Compared to the 718 Cayman GT4, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS has an extra 80 PS, resulting in a weight-to-power ratio of 2.83 kg/PS. Maximum torque has been increased from 430 to 450 Nm. Among the striking features of the new, top-of-the-range 718 are the process air intakes behind the driver and passenger windows. The 718 Cayman normally has small side windows here. The new air intakes improve both the intake airflow and, at the same time, create a thrilling intake noise right next to the occupants' ears. The characteristic air intakes in front of the rear wheels have been retained and are used for engine cooling.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet - The Design
The design of the 911 Turbo has become even more muscular. For the new chassis, the body above the front axle has been widened by 45 millimeters to 1,840 millimeters. The new hood with a striking bead underlines the sportiness. LED main headlights with PDLS Plus light up the road ahead as standard. At the rear axle, the body now measures exactly 1.90 meters in width (plus 20 millimeters). A further distinguishing feature of the new 911 Turbo is the enhanced adaptive aerodynamics with controlled cooling air flaps in the front, a larger active front spoiler and a significantly larger variable rear spoiler. Process air instead of cooling air is drawn in via the typical 911 Turbo air intakes in the rear side panels. The intercoolers are now located directly in the air flow under the rear lid. The continuous light strip with LED tail lights and the new louvered tailgate grille with silver trim round off the rear design. The two new options Lightweight Package and Sport Package further enhance appearance and performance. The lightweight package for the Coupé reduces the vehicle weight by 30 kilograms. This is made possible by lightweight full-body seats, the elimination of rear seats and reduced insulation, among other things. As a result, the engine sound reaches the driver's ear even more directly. The Sport package includes the 911 Turbo Sport Design package and other applications in black, carbon-fiber elements and exclusive design combination rear lamps.
Porsche takes the new 911 GT3 off the leash. The seventh edition of this high-performance sports car was also developed in close collaboration with Porsche Motorsport. It transfers pure racing technology into a production model even more consistently than ever before: the double wishbone front axle layout and sophisticated aerodynamics with swan neck rear wing and striking diffuser originate from the successful GT race car 911 RSR and the 375 kW (510 PS) four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine is based on the drivetrain of the 911 GT3 R, tried and tested in endurance racing. The acoustically impressive, high-revving engine is also used practically unchanged in the new 911 GT3 Cup. The result is a brilliant driving machine: efficient and emotional, precise and high-performance – perfect for the circuit and superb for everyday use.