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.
|Number of cylinders||6|
|Power (kW)||309 kW|
|Power (PS)||420 PS|
|RPM point maximum power||7,600 1/min|
|Maximum engine speed||8,000 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|
|Max. output per liter (kW/l)||77.00 kW/l|
|Max. output per liter (PS/l)||105.00 PS/l|
|Top speed (Manual)||301 km/h|
|Top speed (PDK)||300 km/h|
|Acceleration 0 - 60 mph (Manual)||4.2 s|
|Acceleration 0 - 60 mph (PDK)||3.7 s|
|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|
|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|
|Slope angle, front/rear (steel suspension)||7.3 - 10.8 °|
|Ramp break over angle steel suspension)||10.7 °|
|Max. ground clearance (steel suspension)||83 mm|
|Width (with mirrors)||1,994 mm|
|Turning circle||11.4 m|
|Unladen weight (DIN) (Manual)||1,420 kg|
|Unladen weight (DIN) (PDK)||1,450 kg|
|Unladen weight (EU) (Manual)||1,495 kg|
|Unladen weight (EU) (PDK)||1,525 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|
|Fuel consumption urban (Manual)||15.0 l/100 km|
|Fuel consumption urban (PDK)||13.7 l/100 km|
|Fuel consumption extra-urban (Manual)||8.5 l/100 km|
|Fuel consumption extra-urban (PDK)||8.1 l/100 km|
|Fuel consumption combined (Manual)||10.9 l/100 km|
|Fuel consumption combined (PDK)||10.2 l/100 km|
|CO2 emissions combined (Manual)||249 g/km|
|CO2 emissions combined (PDK)||232 g/km|
|NOx emissions (Manual)||16.9 mg/km|
|NOx emissions (PDK)||10.9 mg/km|
|Fuel tank with 64-litre capacity|
|Variable drive torque distribution by intelligent braking of the rear wheels. Includes mechanically locking rear differential. Note: In conjunction with PDK for 718 Spyder and 718
|Comprising an analogue stopwatch on the dashboard, a digital stopwatch function in the instrument cluster and performance display in
|6-speed manual transmission with dual-mass flywheel|
|Aluminium block and cylinder heads|
|6-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-caliper brakes at the 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, brake calipers with red finish|
|Water-cooled with thermal management|
|Lightweight spring-strut axle front, anti-roll bar, suspension mountings partly balljointed|
|Shortened gear lever|
|Lightweight spring-strut axle rear (incl. helper springs), anti-roll bar, suspension mountings partly ball-jointed|
|Electrically controlled parking brake|
|Electromechanical direct steering with variable steering ratio|
|Flat 6-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, 4.0 litre displacement, maximum power output 309 kW (420 PS), maximum torque 420 Nm (MT) or 430 Nm (PDK)|
|Auto start/stop function|
|Dynamic gearbox mount system|
|VarioCam camshaft control for inlet and exhaust valves and adaptive cylinder management|
|Integrated dry-sump lubrication with an on-demand 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 separated tailpipes in black (high gloss)|
|AUTO BLIP button activates automatic throttle-blipping for downshifts|
|Perfomance-oriented shift indicator in the colour display of the instrument cluster (only in conjunction with manual transmission)|
|In Black leather: seat bolsters, headrests, steering wheel airbag module, door panel armrest side sections and centre console main storage compartment lid side sections.
In Black Race-Tex: steering wheel rim, seat centres, door pulls, door panel armrests, centre console main storage compartment lid. Three-point seat belts in Black. Stitching, door pull loops and embroidered "Spyder" logos in black.
|20-inch 718 Spyder wheels in silver colour with sport tyres 245/35 ZR 20 front and 295/30 ZR 20 rear. Includes wheel centres with
|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
|Anti-theft wheel bolts|
|Wheels completely painted in Silver colour|
|Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPM)|
|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|
|Side air intakes with one grille in Black|
|Closed underbody panelling|
|Two dynamic streamliners on aluminium rear lid|
|‘PORSCHE’ logo on accent strip in highly polished silver colour, model designation in Satin Black on rear apron|
|Front apron with large cooling intakes with grilles as well as spoiler lip with "Spyder" logo and central air outlet|
|Rear apron lower part in Black with diffuser|
|Windscreen with darker tint at the top to reduce glare|
|Selected internal parts in Black, some transparent. Same function and geometry as standard taillights|
|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|
|Automatic headlight activation incl. ‘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 washer system with aero wiper blades and washer jets|
|Sports seats Plus (2-way, electric): Driver and passenger seats with elevated side bolsters, more distinctive curvature in the shoulder region. Features electric adjustment of backrest and mechanical adjustment of height and fore/aft position. Backrest shells with Silver Grey paint finish|
|Pedals and footrest with stainless steel surround (matt brushed)|
|Painted in exterior colour: dashboard trim strip including cupholder cover and centre console trim|
|Air conditioning system with integrated active carbon filter|
|Full-size airbags for driver and front passenger|
|Instrument cluster with central rev counter and high-resolution 4.6-inch colour display|
|Luggage Compartment front and rear|
|Storage compartment in each door|
|Seat centres in Race-Tex, side bolsters and headrests in leather. Headrests embroidered with ‘Spyder’ logo in Black|
|Instrument dials and rev counter in Black with white indices, scales and 'Spyder' logo|
|'718' logo on gear lever|
|Adjustable fan with air recirculation and defroster function|
|Immobiliser with remote central locking|
|Digital displays for vehicle speed, chosen gear, odometer, trip meter and time|
|Green-tinted thermally insulated glass|
|Two individual cupholders (passenger side integral to dashboard trim strip)|
|Fixed roll-over bars|
|Ascending centre console with an uncovered storage compartment and a closed storage compartment|
|Door opening loops in Black|
|Door sill guards with model designation 'Spyder'|
|Clothes hooks on seat backrests|
|Electric window lifts with one-touch operation and door seal protection|
|For receiving digital radio broadcasts in the DAB, DAB+ and DMB audio formats, offering far superior sound. Includes DAB twin tuner and automatic digital/analogue changeover to ensure optimum reception of the selected station.|
|Sound Package Plus: sound system with 6 loudspeakers and a total output of 110 watts, with integral amplifier and digital signal processing|
|12-volt sockets in passenger footwell and in centre console storage compartment|
|Convertible soft top, Black|
Personalisation & finishing.