718 Spyder
309 kW/420 PS
Power (kW)/Power (PS)
4.4 s
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h
301 km/h
Top speed
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Perfectly Irrational.
A firebrand. A go-getter. Aiming for the skies. The new 718 Spyder is an exclamation mark in a world full of 'what ifs'. A roadster like no other. Without compromise. Without regrets. Without rational arguments.
With a high-agility, mid-engined concept that will bring tears of joy to the eyes of all sports car fans. With a lightweight hood, six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, sports suspension and door pull loops – essentially everything your everyday life doesn't need, but your heart yearns for.
Porsche - Even closer to the road: the front apron with prominent front spoiler lip and 'Spyder' logo.
Even closer to the road: the front apron with prominent front spoiler lip and 'Spyder' logo.
Porsche - Unmistakable: the typical mid-engine flyline.
Unmistakable: the typical mid-engine flyline.
Porsche - Lightweight hood and streamliner.
Lightweight hood and streamliner.
Porsche - Performance-oriented: rear spoiler and diffuser.
Performance-oriented: rear spoiler and diffuser.

360° Exterior.

Porsche - An open 718 with 4.0-litre naturally aspirated engine: sounds crazy. And insanely sporty.
An open 718 with 4.0-litre naturally aspirated engine: sounds crazy. And insanely sporty.
Porsche - Adaptive GT sports suspension with GT brakes.
Adaptive GT sports suspension with GT brakes.
Your endorphins will soon feel at home: the interior.
Spyder Classic interior package.

360° Interior.

Discover the 718 Spyder in detail.

Up to this point you have been given an overview of the highlights. Find more details in these chapters.

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Porsche - Aerodynamics and design
Aerodynamics and design
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Pure recklessness. At its best.
Corners. Hairpin bends. Gradients. Mountain races have always been a special challenge. At the start of the 60s, by creating the 718 RS 60 Spyder, Porsche continued to expand the successful concept of the legendary 550 Spyder and its successor models – lightweight, lower centre of gravity, mid-mounted engine, great manoeuvrability – sparked waves of excitement in countless mountain and long-distance races.
Porsche - Front spoiler lip, air intakes and air outlet.
Front spoiler lip, air intakes and air outlet.
The highly distinctive front spoiler lip with 'Spyder' logo reduces aerodynamic lift on the front axle with additional spoilers in front of the wheel arches. The central air intake in the front apron also optimises the aerodynamics and channels the air stream up through the air outlet in front of the bonnet. The large air intakes with air intake grilles ensure a high cooling capacity.
Porsche - Streamliner.
Streamliner.
The characteristic streamliners on the rear visually extend the shape of the Black roll-over bar. An unmistakable look, reminiscent of the silhouette of one or other of its predecessors.
Porsche - Rear spoiler.
Rear spoiler.
The distinctive rear spoiler between the tinted tailights automatically extends at speeds over 120km/h - and reduces lift for greater driving stability.
Porsche - Diffuser and sports exhaust system.
Diffuser and sports exhaust system.
The dynamic slope of the rear is made up of the diffuser and the concise sports exhaust system. The two Black sports tailpipes are separated and create the powerful sound that, every now and then, silences reason. The rear diffuser creates a very fast flow on the rear underbody and has an impact on reducing overall lift by 50% in comparison to the previous model. Super car technology that makes itself felt every second.
Open to everything. Except half measures.

Let's face it, you'll barely ever want to close it: the partially electric and high-speed compatible, lightweight hood of the 718 Spyder. It can be opened and closed with ease and enhances the presence of the 718 Spyder even when closed.

Highlight film.

Wheels and tyres.

Information about wheels can be found here.

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Six-cylinder, 4.0-litre displacement, naturally aspirated engine.
A 718 Boxster with six-cylinder horizontally opposed and naturally aspirated engine. With 4.0-litre displacement? The question has to be asked: ''Does it go?'' It goes. Like a bat out of hell.
Porsche - Engine.
Engine.
Horizontally opposed engine, 6-cylinder, 4.0-litre displacement, maximum engine speed: 8,000rpm and 309kW (420PS). Maximum torque in combination with manual transmission: 420Nm at 5,000rpm to 6,800rpm. In combination with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK): 430Nm at 5,500rpm. So the 718 Spyder with PDK and Launch Control activated sprints to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The sprint doesn't stop until 301km/h.
Porsche - Integrated dry-sump lubrication and adaptive cylinder control.
Integrated dry-sump lubrication and adaptive cylinder control.
The six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine has direct fuel injection (DFI), integrated dry-sump lubrication and an adaptive cylinder control. In addition, a variable intake manifold with switchable resonance valves provides the engine with optimum ventilation. It sounds technical and a bit dry, but it's really the exact opposite.
Porsche - Sports exhaust system.
Sports exhaust system.
An acoustic exclamation mark: the sound of the 718 Spyder. Thanks to the precise sports exhaust system with its two clearly separated Black tailpipes to the left and right of the rear diffuser. For an even more powerful sports car sound at the press of a button.
Porsche - Transmission.Porsche - Transmission.Porsche - Transmission.

Transmission.

6-speed manual transmission.

The torque transmission in the 718 Spyder is achieved by the precise 6-speed manual transmission with dual-mass flywheel, optimally designed for power. The movements of the gear stick is crisp and short. The driving experience is especially active, intense and pure. The dynamic throttle-blip function plays its part in keeping you, and your endorphin levels, busy.

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).

For the 718 Spyder, the optionally available PDK is even more performance focused. The GT-specific gear selector, short shift times and short, succinct gear changes via the shift paddles as well as a sporty seventh gear, offer a convincing shift performance. Manual operation of the gear selector is based on the established motorsport principle – pull back to shift up, forwards to shift down.

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a rear differential lock.

In short: PTV improves the driving dynamics. In detail: the integrated mechanical rear differential lock enables higher traction and lateral dynamics as well as significantly improved vehicle stability during load changes in corners and when changing lane. In addition, when the car is driven assertively into a corner, brake pressure is applied to the inside rear wheel. Consequently, a greater amount of drive torque is distributed to the outside rear wheel, almost pulling the car into the corner. Steering response is improved, agility is increased.

Chassis systems.

GT sports suspension.

Designed to focus on driving pleasure: the adaptive GT sports suspension. The lightweight spring-strut axle at the front is typical of a GT, the lightweight spring-strut axle at the rear is adjusted to the high performance of the 718 Spyder with additional reinforcements and helper springs as well as specific wheel mounts. Ball joints enable even more precise wheel control.

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM -30 mm).

This electronic adjustment of the shock absorber system actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. PASM has two settings: 'Normal', which is a blend of performance and comfort, and 'Sport' where the set-up is much firmer.

Dynamic transmission mounts.

This electronically regulated system minimises perceptible oscillations and the vibration of the entire drivetrain, in particular the engine. It also adjusts the damping force and stiffness to the driving style and road surface conditions. The results are greater and more uniform drive force, increased traction and faster acceleration.

Porsche Stability Management (PSM).

PSM is an automatic control system for maintaining stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. In addition to the anti-lock braking system (ABS), it includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control (TC). Alongside the performance tuning with extremely sensitive and accurate regular systems interventions, the systems can be switched off completely in two stages.

Brakes.

The 718 Spyder shows maximum performance, not only just sprinting from 0 to 100km/h or more, but also when slowing back down to 0. This is ensured by six-piston Aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front, four-piston Aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the rear, calipers in Red for greater inherent stability and faster response when applying and releasing the brake, even under extreme loads. The composite brake discs at the front and the rear have a diameter of 380mm and are cross-drilled and internally vented – powerful braking even in adverse weather conditions.

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).

Proven in motorsport: the optionally available Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). With particularly large brake disc diameters, 410mm at the front and 390mm at the rear, they offer even greater braking power and constant braking pressure. The main benefit of the Ceramic braking system is its extremely low weight. The brake discs are approximately 50% lighter than cast-iron discs of a similar design and size. The brake calipers are in Yellow as standard and also available in Black (high-gloss).

In addition to the regular maintenance as part of the standard maintenance intervals, additional maintenance must be carried out for racing use.

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Interior and infotainment
Interior and infotainment
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Porsche - Puristic design – with no additions to distract from dynamic driving.
Puristic design – with no additions to distract from dynamic driving.
A perfect work enthrals with its simplicity. What applies to art and literature can also be used for sports cars. Therefore, our engineers have concentrated on what's most important for the interior of the new 718 Spyder: the driver – and their unbridled driving pleasure.
Porsche - Instrument cluster.
Instrument cluster.
The instrument cluster with the – 718-typical – three round instruments and central rev counter provide the driver with all the information they need fast. The dial faces are Black, the needles and increment markings are White, as are the analogue and digital stopwatch of the Chrono Package on the dashboard. The centre of the rev counter features the 'Spyder' logo.
Porsche - Trim strips in the exterior colour.
Trim strips in the exterior colour.
The dashboard trim strips and the centre console are painted in the exterior colour. A Race-Tex interior with extended leather features is also available. Visual highlight: the dashboard trim strips painted in the exterior colour continue on the doors. An interior package with elements made of brushed Aluminium in Black is also available.
Porsche - 'Spyder' logo on the headrests.
'Spyder' logo on the headrests.
In combination with the Race-Tex interior with extended leather features, decorative stitching packages can be added on request to create interior contrast – in Silver colour, Red or Yellow. This also includes the standard 'Spyder' logo on the headrests, the decorative stitching and the door pull loops.
Porsche - Spyder Classic interior package.
Spyder Classic interior package.
Inspired by the legends 718 RSK Spyder and 718 RS 60 Spyder: the Spyder Classic interior package. The two-tone look in Bordeaux Red – also available for the hood upon request – meets extended items in Black Race-Tex, just like in motorsport. The trim strips painted in GT Silver Metallic provide an elegant contrast to the expressive colour combination.

The Sports seats Plus, with their streamlined padding and raised side bolsters, provide optimal hold. The backrest can be adjusted electronically, and the seat height and fore/aft position can be adjusted mechanically. The seat centre is finished with Race-Tex, the 'Spyder' logo is embroidered on the headrests.

The Adaptive sports seats Plus have an electric 18-way-adjustment. The seat height, squab and backrest angle, seat depth, fore/aft adjustment, four-way lumbar support and side bolsters on the seat surface and the backrest can all be individually adjusted. The seat centre is finished with Race-Tex, the 'Spyder' logo is embroidered on the headrests.

The full bucket seats are made of Carbon-Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) with Carbon-weave finish. This provides especially good lateral support at minimal weight. The fore/aft adjustment is manual, the height adjustment is electric. The seat centre is finished with Race-Tex, the 'Spyder' logo is embroidered on the headrests.

¹Child seats are not compatible with full bucket seats.

Porsche Track Precision app.

The Porsche Track Precision app¹ with a fully optimised interface that is even easier and more intuitive to use enables your detailed driving stats to be displayed, logged and analysed on your smartphone. On the race track, the app visualises dynamic performance and, in addition to sector and lap times, also shows how the current lap compares with a defined reference lap. Recorded stats, circuit and driver profiles can be managed and shared directly from your smartphone.

¹App usage permitted on private land only. Operation of this product (including the video recording feature in particular) could be prohibited by laws or regulations in specific markets or events. Before any use of this product, please check that this is permitted under local laws and regulations.

Porsche Connect.

On the race track or on the road: Porsche Connect expands the existing vehicle functions of the 718 Spyder with smart services and apps. All designed to make the connection between driver and car even closer. To intensify that Porsche fascination and to make the challenges of everyday life quick and easy to overcome.

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and AppleCar Play.

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control centre for audio and communication. It has mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and a high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen display which can be used to control many of the vehicle functions. In addition, multiple Car Connect Services, such as vehicle positioning via smartphone, are available to you. Apple CarPlay allows you to connect your iPhone to your Porsche and control individual apps via the central display of PCM and the voice recognition technology Siri. You can also do without the audio and communication system, if you would prefer. When the way there is your destination you don't need a navigation system.

Navigation incl. Porsche Connect.

Thanks to Real-time Traffic Information, the optional navigation module including Porsche Connect gets you to your destination quicker, and allows you to use numerous Porsche Connect services. You can use all the online functions with the help of the integrated LTE communication module with SIM card reader. In some countries, an integrated LTE-compatible SIM card with data allowance is also included, with which you can use Porsche Connect services such as navigation and infotainment services.¹

¹Porsche Connect includes a free subscription period of 36 months. An integrated LTE-enabled SIM card with data allowance for use of selected Porsche Connect services will be included. For further information on free subscription periods, follow-on costs and availability of individual services in your country, please visit www.porsche.com/connect or consult your official Porsche Centre. The availability of Porsche Connect services is dependent on the availability of wireless network coverage which may not be available in all areas, and may be subject to eventual technology sunset or deactivation, thus nullifying services. The vehicle equipment necessary to use Porsche Connect is only available factory-installed, and cannot be retrofitted. Some functions may require separate subscriptions, or data charges may apply.

Porsche - Discover more about our Connect services.

Discover more about our Connect services.

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718 Spyder
309 kW/420 PS
Power (kW)/Power (PS)
4.4 s
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h
301 km/h
Top speed
718 Spyder
309 kW/420 PS
Power (kW)/Power (PS)
4.4 s
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h
301 km/h
Top speed
Height
1,258 mm
Width
1,801 mm
Length
4,430 mm
Wheelbase
2,484 mm
Technical Specs

Number of cylinders 6
Fuel grade 98
Bore 102.0 mm
Stroke 81.5 mm
Displacement 3,995 cm³
Power (kW) 309 kW
Power (PS) 420 PS
RPM point maximum power 7,600 1/min
Max. torque (Manual) 420 Nm
Max. torque (PDK) 430 Nm
RPM point maximum torque (PDK) 5,500 1/min
RPM range maximum torque (Manual) 5,000 - 6,800 1/min

Top speed (Manual) 301 km/h
Top speed (PDK) 300 km/h
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h (Manual) 4.4 s
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h (PDK) 3.9 s
Acceleration 0 - 160 km/h (Manual) 9.0 s
Acceleration 0 - 160 km/h (PDK) 8.5 s
Acceleration 0 - 200 km/h (Manual) 13.8 s
Acceleration 0 - 200 km/h (PDK) 13.4 s
Flexibility (80-120 km/h) (50-75 mph) in 5th gear (Manual) 6.0 s
In-gear acceleration (80-120km/h) (50-75 mph) (PDK) 2.5 s
1/4 mile (Manual) 12.4 s
1/4 mile (PDK) 12.0 s

Length 4,430 mm
Width 1,801 mm
Width (with mirrors) 1,994 mm
Height 1,258 mm
Wheelbase 2,484 mm
Unladen weight (DIN) (Manual) 1,420 kg
Unladen weight (DIN) (PDK) 1,450 kg
Permissible gross weight (Manual) 1,720 kg
Permissible gross weight (PDK) 1,750 kg
Maximum load 300 kg

Luggage compartment volume, front 150 l
Luggage compartment volume, rear 120 l
Fuel tank 64 l

Warranty period 3 years
Main service interval 15,000 km / 1 year
Paint warranty period 3 years
Rust warranty 12 years
Standard features

Flat 6-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, 4.0 litre displacement, maximum power output 309 kW (420 PS)
64 litres fuel tank
Engine block and cylinder heads in Aluminium
Water cooling with thermal management
Central cooler
Variable intake manifold with two switchable resonance valves
VarioCam (camshaft control for inlet and exhaust valves) and adaptive cylinder management
Integrated dry-sump lubrication with on-demand electronically controlled oil pump
Direct fuel injection (DFI)
Two 3-way catalytic converters and on-board diagnosis for monitoring the emission control system
6-speed manual transmission with dual-mass flywheel
Rear-wheel drive
Lightweight spring-strut front axle, anti-roll bar, suspension mountings partly ball-jointed
Lightweight spring-strut rear axle, helper springs, anti-roll bar, suspension mountings partly ball-jointed
Electromechanical direct steering with variable steering ratio
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) incl. ABS, with two switchable stages ("ESC OFF" and ESC+TC OFF")
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) variable damper system with sports setup and ride height lowered by 30 mm
Dynamic gearbox mount system
Adjustable chassis for race track use (toe, camber, anti-roll bars)
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including mechanically locking rear differential
6-piston Aluminium monobloc fixed-caliper brakes in front and 4-piston Aluminium monobloc fixed-caliper brakes at the rear, composite brake discs with Aluminium brake chambers, diameter of 380 mm at the front and rear, internally vented and cross-drilled
Electric parking brake
Brake callipers, Red
Twin-tract sports exhaust system with two tailpipes in stainless steel in Black (high gloss)
Auto start/stop function
AUTO BLIP button activates automatic rev matching for downshifts
Chrono Package with an analogue stopwatch, digital stopwatch function and performance display in PCM

Standard interior colours: Black

20-inch 718 Spyder wheels in Silver colour with sports tyres: 245/35 ZR 20 front, 295/30 ZR 20 rear

Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Wheel centres with Porsche crest
Tyre sealing compound and electric air compressor

Two-seater vehicle concept with mid-mounted engine
Intelligent lightweight construction in Aluminium and steel composite
Manually operated lightweight hood with electric locking function and two rear fins
Net-type wind deflector
Auto-deploying 718 Spyder-specific rear wing
Front apron with large cooling intakes with grilles as well as spoiler lip with recessed 'Spyder' logo in Black and central air outlet
Side air intakes in Black
Rear apron lower part in Black with integrated rear diffuser
Closed underbody panelling with two additional ventilation openings (NACA) for the exhaust system
‘PORSCHE’ logo Silver coloured (high-gloss) on accent trim, model designation in satin Black on rear apron
Two dynamic streamliners on Aluminium rear lid

Tinted Bi-Xenon main headlights incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
LED auxiliary light units in front apron with position lights, direction indicators and side indicators
LED taillights tinted with integrated 4-point brake lights and reversing lights
Automatic headlight activation including ‘Welcome Home’ lighting
LED reading lights, orientation lighting and ignition lock illumination. Also includes luggage compartment and glove compartment lighting
Electrically adjustable and heatable exterior mirrors on door waist rails, aspherical on driver's side
Windscreen wiper system with aero wiper blades and washer jets
Light design package incl. additional LED dimmable lighting on the overhead console, for the door handles, in the door storage compartments, in the footwells, and illumination of the vanity mirror in the sun visors
Automatically dimming mirrors with integrated rain sensor
Windscreen with Grey top–tint

Two-zone automatic climate control
Air conditioning system with integrated active Carbon filter
Adjustable fan with air recirculation and defroster functions
Green-tinted thermally insulated glass
Power windows with one-touch operation and door-seal protection
Sports seats Plus (two-way, electric) with elevated side bolsters, electric backrest adjustment and manual height/fore/aft adjustment on driver and passenger side. Backrest shells with Silver Grey paint finish
Seat heating
Full-size airbags for driver and front passenger
Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP), comprising side impact protection elements in the doors, thorax airbag integrated into the side bolster of each front seat, head airbag for driver and front passenger in each door panel
Engine immobiliser and central locking with remote control
Anti-theft system incl. radar passenger compartment monitoring
Fixed roll-over bar
Performance display
Perfomance-oriented shift indicator in the colour display of the instrument cluster
Instrument cluster with central rev counter and high-resolution 4.6-inch colour display
Instrument dials and rev counter in Black with White indices, scales and 'Spyder' logo
Digital displays for driving speed, selected gear, odometer, trip meter and time
Shortened gear lever
'718' logo on gear lever
Heated multifunction steering wheel
Sports-look pedals and footrest
12-volt sockets in passenger footwell and centre console storage compartment
Door sill guards with model designation logo 'Spyder'
Dashboard trim strips and centre console trim painted in exterior colour
Luggage compartments front and rear
Storage compartment in each door
Clothes hooks on seat backrests
Two individual cupholders (passenger side, integrated to dashboard trim strip)
Elevated centre console with switch panels, uncovered storage compartment

718 Spyder interior in Black. In Black leather: seat bolsters, headrests, steering wheel airbag module, door panel armrest side sections and centre console main storage compartment lid side sections
Headrests embroidered with ‘Spyder’ logo in Black

Cruise control
ParkAssist (rear)
Reversing camera

Connect Plus with Apple® CarPlay, LTE telephone module with SIM card reader, Wifi-hotspot and Connect App Services. Head to www.porsche.com/australia/connect for further information about the app and services available
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) incl. navigation, mobile phone preparation and audio interface
Digital radio
Sound Package Plus: sound system with 6 loudspeakers and a total output of 110 watts, with integral amplifier and digital signal processing
Porsche Track Precision App (only usable in conjunction with Navigation incl. Porsche Connect) Note: App usage is permitted on closed land only. Operation of this product (including the video recording feature in particular) could be prohibited by laws or regulations in specific markets or events. Before any use of this product, please check that this is permitted under local laws and regulations. For information on compatible mobile phones, please visit www.porsche.com or contact your Porsche Centre.

Solid exterior colours: White, Racing Yellow, Guards Red, Black
Metallic paint
Fabric hood colour: Black
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Personalisation & finishing.

In the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur we offer you a variety of personalisation options for exterior and interior. For your completely personalised vehicle.

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Contact.

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