718 Spyder RS
493 hp
Power (hp)
3.4 s
Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h
308 km/h
Top track speed with summer tires
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Unfiltered driving pleasure. Open top.
Pure GT engineering in an unconditionally open 2-seater. Puristic, unfiltered, genuine. The 718 Spyder RS is a mid-engine roadster that leaves compromises behind in fractions of a second. For driving pleasure with a powerful sound that you can hear and feel immediately.

Vehicle shown with Weissach package and other optional equipment.

The new 718 Spyder is a return to the origins of the roadster feeling – with a puristic and unfiltered driving experience that is otherwise only felt on sport motorbikes or in open race cars.

Vehicle shown with Weissach package and other optional equipment.

718 Spyder RS highlights.


Additional air inlets, louvers, increased downforce: the 718 Spyder RS evokes a storm of enthusiasm – also thanks to the typical mid-engine flyline and the characteristic streamliners.

Lightweight construction.

Reduced weight – more dynamics: lightweight construction measures such as the use of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) ensure a significant weight advantage. In the centre: the removable lightweight hood.

High-revving naturally aspirated engine.

9,000 rpm, high agility and an incredible sound: the 4.0-litre, 6-cylinder boxer, high-revving naturally aspirated engine was derived directly from the 911 GT3.

RS chassis.

Developed for circuits – tailored to winding mountain passes: the high-precision 718 Cayman GT4 RS chassis has been optimally adapted to the overall concept of the 718 Spyder RS.


In the cabin, everything is focused on the essentials: open-top driving pleasure with a motorsport character – from the 718 RS-specific steering wheel with 12 o'clock marking to the three round instruments and the door pull loops.

Weissach package.

Weissach. Birthplace of the Porsche GT vehicles. The Weissach package underlines this origin with numerous features in carbon-weave finish and the 'Weissach RS' logo as a typical signature.

Chronograph 718 Spyder RS.

The design details of the Chronograph 718 Spyder RS are perfectly matched to its motorised role model. Exclusively for owners of the 718 Spyder RS.

360° Experience.

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The highlights of the 718 Spyder RS.

Porsche - The highlights of the 718 Spyder RS.
Design and aerodynamics
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Lightweight convertible top.
The 718 Spyder RS is not a closed sports car that can be driven with the top down – but an open bend seeker that can be driven with the top closed. The 2-piece manual lightweight convertible top with two taut fins can be completely removed, used as a canvas hood or as a canvas hood with weather partition. You can also store it at home instead of in the boot. This saves up to 15 kg compared to the 718 Spyder. Available with Red or Grey piping or in all Black.
Porsche - Rear lid with streamliners.
Rear lid with streamliners.
Typical of a Porsche Spyder: the characteristic streamliners at the rear end provide a visual continuation of the shape of the Black roll-over bar. An unmistakable look that evokes memories of the silhouette of predecessors from the past. In combination with the Weissach package, the upper part of the housing of the raised third brake light between the streamliners comes in carbon-weave finish – just like the finisher of the roll-over bar.
Porsche - Additional side air intakes.
Additional side air intakes.
Process air intakes made of Black painted CFRP are used behind the driver and front passenger, below the fins of the convertible top. The result: improved dynamic wind pressure, which gives the engine additional air through the airbox and amps up the vehicle’s motor sport character. In combination with the Weissach package, the air intakes come in carbon-weave finish.
Porsche - Front end.
Front end.
The pronounced front spoiler lip, with an additional spoiler in front of the wheel arch housings, ensures increased aerodynamic downforce on the front axle. The central air intake in the front end further optimises aerodynamics and directs the air flow upwards through the exhaust opening in front of the front cover.
Porsche - CFRP fenders including louvers.
CFRP fenders including louvers.
The upper openings in the wheel arch made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), the so-called louvers, and the newly designed front spoiler lip with side blades surrounded by airflow optimise the wheel arch ventilation. The result: the reduction in overpressure in the wheel housing and thus more downforce.
Porsche - NACA air intakes.
NACA air intakes.
Persistently defying the headwind: the front cover made of particularly light carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the exterior colour. The NACA air intakes in Black improve brake cooling – and clearly state that this Spyder doesn't bear the abbreviation RS for nothing. In combination with the Weissach package, the front lid in carbon-weave finish – optionally available partially painted – also underlines the motor sports genes.
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Fixed rear spoiler.
The fixed rear spoiler between the tinted taillights is larger than on the 718 Spyder, thus emphasising the performance-orientated design even more. In its typical GT form, it ensures the aerodynamic balance of the vehicle – even when the roof is open. In combination with the Weissach package, the rear spoiler, the so-called Gurney flap, in carbon-weave finish creates a particularly sporty finish.
Porsche - Rear apron with diffusor.
Rear apron with diffusor.
Perfectly shaped super sports car technology: the rear apron in Black with a diffusor, complete with fins, accelerates the airflow on the rear underbody, thus intensifying what is known as the Venturi effect. The 718 Spyder RS sucks itself onto the ground – for additional downforce on the rear axle.
Porsche - Sport exhaust system.
Sport exhaust system.
The large volume of the lightweight stainless steel sport exhaust system with rear silencer and two stainless steel Black tailpipes moved apart reduces exhaust backpressure and release countless endorphins with every sound. In combination with the Weissach package, the tailpipe covers are made of titanium and are reminiscent of the look of the Porsche 935, which was relaunched in 2018.
Porsche - Wheels.
The 20-inch sports tires of the 718 Spyder RS are dimensioned for performance – for a large contact area and grip¹. Also included: the particularly lightweight 20-inch 718 Cayman GT4 RS forged aluminium wheels with 'RS' lettering on the central locking. The 20-inch 718 Cayman GT4 RS forged magnesium wheels are available in combination with the Weissach package for even more weight savings. Both wheel variants are available in different paint finishes, such as satin aluminium.

¹The reduced tread depth increases the risk of aquaplaning on wet roads.

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Porsche - Performance.
That most exciting combination of a storm and to dare forward: chassis elements tried and tested on the race track, GT4 RS engine – the 718 Spyder RS brings its untamed power to the road without compromise. Bend after bend. Goosebump after goosebump.
Porsche - High-revving naturally aspirated engine.
High-revving naturally aspirated engine.
The GT4 RS engine in a roadster: 493 hp at 8,400 rpm, maximum drag torque 332 lb-ft at 6,750 rpm. The 4.0 litre 6-cylinder boxer high-revving naturally aspirated engine with a maximum of 9,000 rpm is by far the most powerful in the 718 model range.
Porsche - Engine technology derived from motorsport.
Engine technology derived from motorsport.
6 individual throttle valves supply the 6 cylinders with air optimally for direct responsiveness and excellent dosing of the engine. It is powerful and robust thanks to a central oil feed, forged pistons and lightweight titanium con rods.
Porsche - Transmission.
The shifts of the performance-orientated 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) are fast and emotive. Even the 7th gear has a short, sporty response. The mechanical locking differential ensures optimal power transmission.
Porsche - Chassis with GT technology.
Chassis with GT technology.
Precise handling for winding mountain passes: lightweight suspension strut axles, taut springs and helper springs, in combination with specific wheel mounts, ensure high traction and stability. Ball joints allow particularly precise wheel guidance.

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM lowered by 30mm).

The electronic adjustment of the damping control system actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. The PASM has two settings: sporty-comfortable and sporty-firm.

Porsche Stability Management (PSM).

PSM is an automatic control system for maintaining stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. The systems can be switched off completely in two stages.

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV).

The PTV improves the driving dynamics. The integrated mechanical rear differential lock enables higher traction and significantly improved lateral dynamics and driving stability during load changes in bends and when changing lanes.

Front axle lift system.

30 mm may not sound like much, but it makes the decisive difference at speeds of up to around 60 km/h thanks to the increased ground clearance.

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Deceleration in RS style.

The 718 Spyder RS slows down impressively quickly thanks to the 6 or 4-piston aluminium monobloc fixed caliper brakes (front/rear) with Red brake calipers, large Grey cast iron composite brake discs and efficient brake ventilation and cooling.

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).

The optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) enables high braking performance and constant braking pressure. The weight of the brake discs is approx. 50% lower than cast iron brake discs of comparable design and dimensions.

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Porsche - The name is the game.
The name is the game.
Weissach. The workplace of our engineers. So it's no wonder that the optional Weissach package specially developed for the 718 Spyder RS was given this name. The signature in the form of the 'Weissach RS' emblem can be found on the cover of the cup holder, as stitching on the headrests and embossed on the lightweight hood.
Porsche - Exterior elements in carbon-weave finish.
Exterior elements in carbon-weave finish.
The consistent use of the carbon-weave finish sharpens the design of the 718 Spyder RS even more – from the front lid and the top half of the exterior mirrors, the side blades and process air intakes behind the driver and front passenger, to the upper part of the housing of the third brake light. The cover on the roll-over bar and the aerodynamic Gurney flap on the rear spoiler – also in carbon-weave finish – dynamically round off the consistent fine tuning.
Porsche - Hood with signature.
Hood with signature.
The 718 Spyder RS can cope with any conditions – whether it's raining or too cold, even driving with the hood down. The sight of the flat silhouette with the Weissach package emblem embossed on the lightweight convertible top is now even more exciting than it already was.
Porsche - Titanium tailpipe cover.
Titanium tailpipe cover.
The two separate tailpipes produce a sound that is guaranteed to make you smile and gets deep under the skin. The look of the titanium tailpipe covers is inspired by the limited edition 935 Motorsport limited production run of 2018, a tribute to the legendary 935/78 Le Mans racing car.
Porsche - Forged magnesium wheels.
Forged magnesium wheels.
The 20-inch 718 Cayman GT4 RS forged magnesium wheels are available in various paint finishes and save almost 10 kg of weight in total. For improved driving dynamics thanks to the reduction in unsprung weight – and unbridled driving pleasure on winding mountain roads. The central locking with 'RS' lettering already increases the driving ambitions down in the valley.
Porsche - Interior with Weissach emblem.
Interior with Weissach emblem.
In combination with the Weissach package, the upper part of the dashboard is also covered with Race-Tex, which has been tried and tested on the circuit, rounding off the decidedly puristic, sporty interior – and minimising annoying reflections in the windscreen. The embroidered Weissach package emblem on the headrests and the badge on the trim panel of the dashboard provide a clear indication of the origin.
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718 RS sports steering wheel.
Precise handling starts at the interface between driver and vehicle: with the 718 RS-specific sports steering wheel including the Yellow 12 o'clock marking. The Black gearshift paddles with Yellow markings ensure crisp, short gearshifts, just like in motor sport. The steering wheel rim is finished in Race-Tex. A circuit-tested microfibre material that provides good grip.
Porsche - PDK gear selector.
PDK gear selector.
The GT-specific design of the PDK gear selector is visually based on shift lever – with a manual gate. Grip area and selector gaiter are in Race-Tex, the shift pattern comes in Racing Yellow. The PDK gear selector is designed in the same way as sequential transmissions in racing cars. This means: the gear lever must be pushed forward in the manual gate to downshift and pulled back for shifting up.
Porsche - Race Tex interior.
Race Tex interior.
The circuit-tested Race-Tex microfibre material offers additional grip – for example on the steering wheel rim and the grip area of the PDK gear selector. The optional interior fittings offer an even more sporty Race-Tex feel. The contrast colours Arctic Grey or Carmine Red, depending on the equipment, set sporty, puristic accentuating details on the door pull loops, the decorative stitching or the perforated Race-Tex seat centre.
Porsche - Decorative panels in carbon-weave finish.
Decorative panels in carbon-weave finish.
The trim panels in carbon-weave finish (satin finish) – for example on the dashboard and centre console – emphasise the puristic, sporty character. In combination with the Weissach package, the badge with the 'Weissach RS' emblem sets a clear signature on the decorative panel of the cup holder. The door sill guards in carbon-weave finish (satin finish) with 'Spyder RS' lettering reflect the motorsport genes as soon as you get inside.
Porsche - Full bucket seats.
Full bucket seats.
The full bucket seats made of CFRP with carbon-weave finish and integrated thorax airbag offer particularly good lateral support with minimal weight. The seat centre is made of perforated Race-Tex with a Black underlay in Arctic Grey or, depending on the interior, in Carmine Red. The 'Spyder RS' lettering is embroidered on the headrests, and with the 'Weissach RS' emblem in combination with the Weissach package. The adaptive sports seats Plus with 18-way adjustment are available at no extra cost.
Porsche - Lightweight door trims.
Lightweight door trims.
Every gram counts on the circuit and on tight hairpin bends – for even more performance and driving dynamics. A contribution to the interior: lightweight door panels, door pull loops like those found in motorsport and lightweight storage nets instead of storage compartments. However, we did allow ourselves a little fun: the door pull loops and contrasting stitching in Arctic Grey or Carmine Red depending on the equipment, are an additional eye-catcher.
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718 Spyder RS
Porsche 718 Spyder RS
493 hp
Power (hp)
3.4 s
Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h
308 km/h
Top track speed with summer tires
718 Spyder RS
493 hp
Power (hp)
3.4 s
Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h
308 km/h
Top track speed with summer tires
1,252 mm
Width (not incl. mirrors)
1,822 mm
4,418 mm
2,482 mm
Technical Specs

Number of cylinders 6
Bore 102.0 mm
Stroke 81.5 mm
Displacement 4.0 l
Power (kW) 368 kW
Power (hp) 493 hp
at rpm 8,400 rpm
Maximum engine speed 9,000 r/min
Max. torque 331 lb-ft
at rpm 6,750 rpm

Top track speed with summer tires1) 308 km/h
Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h 3.4 s
Acceleration from 0 - 160 km/h 7.1 s

1) If your vehicle is delivered with all season or winter tires, top track speeds will be reduced.

Slope angle, front/rear (steel suspension) 6.5 - 10.6 °
Ramp break over angle (steel suspension) 10.3 °
Max. ground clearance (steel suspension) 79 mm

Length 4,418 mm
Width (not incl. mirrors) 1,822 mm
Width (without mirrors folded) 1,994 mm
Height 1,252 mm
Wheelbase 2,482 mm
Turning circle 11.4 m
Unladen weight (EG) 1,485 kg
Permissible gross weight 1,755 kg
Maximum load 345 kg

Fuel tank 54 l

Warranty period 4-year/80,000-kilometer (whichever comes first) limited warranty and Roadside Assistance
Main service interval 15 000 km / 1 year (whichever comes first)
Paint warranty period 4 years / 80,000 km (whichever comes first)
Perforation Warranty 12 years (unlimited mileage)
Standard features

Flat 6-cylinder naturally aspirated engine 4.0 litre displacement
493 hp / 331 lb-ft
VarioCam camshaft adjustment for intake and exhaust valves

Rear-wheel drive
7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
Shortened gear lever
'718' logo on gear lever
Auto start/stop function
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) incl. mechanically locking rear differential

Lightweight spring-strut axle front, anti-roll bar, suspension mountings partly ball-jointed
Lightweight spring-strut axle rear (incl. 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 (compared to 718 Boxster)
Dynamic gearbox mount system
Adjustable race track chassis with RS-specific and for open top cars optimized shock absorber setup.

20" 718 Cayman GT4 RS wheels in dark silver colour with sports tires size 245/35 ZR 20 at the front and 295/30 ZR 20 at the rear
Central wheel bolts in Black incl. wheel hub cover with 'RS' lettering in Silver
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
6-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-caliper brakes at the front
4-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-caliper brakes at the rear
Composite brake discs with aluminium brake chambers, diameter 408 mm at the front and 380 mm at the rear
Brake calipers painted in Red
Electrically controlled parking brake

Two-seater vehicle with mid-mounted engine
Intelligent lightweight body in aluminum and steel composite
Front cover made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) in exterior colour with black NACA air inlets for brake cooling
Manually operated lightweight hood with electric locking function and two rear fins
Net-type wind deflector
Auto-deploying 718 Spyder specific rear wing
Side air intakes with one grille in Black
Closed underbody paneling with two additional ventilation openings (NACA) for the exhaust system
Two dynamic streamliners on aluminium rear lid
'PORSCHE' logo and model designation in satin black
Front apron with large cooling intakes with grilles as well as spoiler lip with "Spyder RS" logo and central air outlet
Rear bumper lower part in black with integrated rear diffuser
Electrically adjustable and heatable exterior mirrors
Windshield with grey top tint
Exclusive Design fuel filler cap
Process air inlets behind driver and passenger in Black
Fenders made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) in exterior colour including wheel arch ventilation in black synthetic
2 tailpipes made of stainless steel in High Gloss Black

Bi-Xenon main headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights
Tinted LED auxiliary light units in front fascia with position lights, direction indicators and side indicators
'Welcome Home' lighting; automatic activation of headlights
LED reading lights, orientation lighting and ignition lock illumination. Additionally luggage compartment and glove compartment lighting

Air conditioning system incl. carbon filter
Green-tinted, heat-insulating glass
Adjustable fan with air recirculation and defroster function
Electric window lifts with one-touch operation and door seal protection

Cruise control
HomeLink® (programmable garage door opener)

Sound Package Plus: sound system with 6 loudspeakers and a total output of 110 watts, with integral amplifier and digital signal processing
SiriusXM® with 360L (with 3-month trial)
Porsche Car Connect* including Carfinder, Remote Vehicle Status, Remote Services, and Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS)
HD Radio™ Receiver
*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. Likewise, the vehicle equipment may not work with future mobile networks yet to be deployed. Some functions may require separate subscriptio
Wired Apple CarPlay® incl. Siri®
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