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.
Wheels and tyres.
Information about wheels can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
GT sports suspension.
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.
The 718 Spyder shows maximum performance, not only just sprinting from 0 to 62 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.
Proven in motorsport: the optionally available
In addition to the regular maintenance as part of the standard maintenance intervals, additional maintenance must be carried out for racing use.
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.
Configure 718 Spyder model.
|Power (kW)||309 kW|
|Power (PS)||420 PS|
|RPM point maximum power||7,600 r/min|
|Maximum engine speed||8,000 r/min|
|Max. torque (Manual)||420 Nm|
|Max. torque (PDK)||430 Nm|
|RPM point maximum torque (PDK)||5,500 r/min|
|RPM range maximum torque (Manual)||5,000 - 6,800 r/min|
|4,0-Liter-6-Zylinder-Boxer-Saugmotor, maximale Leistung 309 kW (420 PS), maximales Drehmoment 420 NmFlat 6-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, 4.0 litre displacement, maximum power output 309 kW (420 hp), maximum torque 420 Nm|
|64-litre fuel tank|
|Engine block and cylinder heads in aluminium|
|Water-cooled with thermal management|
|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 converter and on-board diagnostics for monitoring emission control system, coated gasoline particulate filters|
|Variable intake manifold with two switchable resonance valves|
|Twin-tract sports exhaust system with two tailpipes in stainless steel in black (high gloss)|
|6-speed manual transmission with dual-mass flywheel|
|Shortened gear lever|
|"718" logo on gear lever|
|Auto start/stop function|
|Lightweight spring-strut front axle, anti-roll bar, suspension mountings partly ball-jointed|
|Lightweight spring-strut rear axle (incl. helper springs), anti-roll bar, suspension mountings partly ball-jointed|
|Electromechanical direct steering with variable steering ratio and steering pulse generator|
|Dynamic gearbox mount system|
|Adjustable chassis for race track use (toe, camber, anti-roll bars)|
|20-inch 718 Spyder wheels in silver color with sport tyres 245/35 ZR 20 front and 295/30 ZR 20 rear. Includes wheel centres with
|Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM) with race circuit mode|
|Tyre sealing compound and electric air compressor|
|Anti-theft wheel bolts|
|6-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-caliper brakes at the front and 4-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-caliper brakes at the rear, composite|
|Electrically operated parking brake|
|AUTO BLIP button activates automatic throttle-blipping for downshifts|
|Performance display (only in conjunction with PCM)|
|Perfomance-oriented shift indicator in the colour display of the instrument cluster|
|Chrono Package with an analogue stopwatch, a digital stopwatch function and performance display in PCM|
|Two-seater vehicle with mid-mounted engine|
|Intelligent lightweight body in aluminium and steel composite|
|Manually operated lightweight hood with electric locking function and two rear fins|
|Net-type wind deflector|
|Auto-deploying Spyder specific rear wing|
|Front apron with large cooling intakes with grilles as well as spoiler lip with "Spyder" logo and central air outlet|
|Side air intakes in black|
|Rear apron lower part in black with rear diffuser|
|Closed underbody panelling with two additional ventilation openings (NACA) for the exhaust system|
|Two dynamic streamliners on aluminium rear lid|
|‘PORSCHE’ logo in highly polished silver colour, model designation in satin black on rear apron|
|Bi-Xenon main headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights|
|LED auxiliary light units tinted in front apron with position lights, direction indicators as well as 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. Additionally 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|
|Air conditioning system with integrated active carbon filter|
|Adjustable fan with air recirculation and defroster function|
|Green-tinted heat-insulating glass|
|Power windows with one-touch operation and door-seal protection|
|Sports seats Plus (two-way, electric) with elevated side bolsters, electric backrest and height adjustment and manual fore/aft adjustment ondriver and passenger side. Backrest shells with Silver Grey paint finish|
|Seat centres in Alcantara®, side bolsters and headrests in leather. Headrests embroidered with ‘Spyder’ logo in black|
|Full-size airbags for driver and passenger|
|Remote central locking with engine immobiliser|
|Fixed roll-over bar|
|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 vehicle speed, chosen gear, odometer, trip meter and time|
|Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors|
|HomeLink® (programmable garage door opener)|
|718 Spyder interior in black. In black leather: seat bolsters, headrests, steering wheel airbag module, door panel armrest side sections and|
|GT sports steering wheel, steering wheel rim in Alcantara ® with black finishdiameter: 360 mm, silver coloured spoke inlays, with manualfore/aft and height adjustment|
|Black interior with steering wheel rim, gear lever, door handles and storage compartment lid in black Alcantara®|
|Door opening loops in black|
|Sports-look pedals and footrest|
|12-volt sockets in passenger footwell and in centre console storage compartment|
|Door sill guards with model designation logo 'Spyder'|
|Dashboard trim strips and centre console trim painted in exterior colour|
|Windscreen with grey top-tint|
|Sound Package Plus: sound system with 6 loudspeakers and a total output of 110 watts, with integral amplifier and digital signal processing|
|Luggage compartment at front and rear|
|Storage compartment in each door|
|Clothes hooks on seat backrests|
|Two individual cupholders (passenger side, integral to dashboard trim strip)|
|Ascending centre console with an uncovered storage compartment and a closed storage compartment|
|Standard exterior colours (solid): White, Racing Yellow, Guards Red, Black|
|Standard interior colour: Black|
|Hood colours: Black|
|Manual||US $ 206,000.00|
|PDK||US $ 211,003.00|
Personalisation & finishing.