Stuttgart - The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder are back and they’re more potent than ever, while also catering - strictly, and unapologetically - for purists.
No turbochargers here, nor a PDK gearbox option, just pure unfiltered Porsche.
The new ‘entry level’ models in Porsche’s GT portfolio are both powered by a high-revving, 4-litre normally aspirated flat-six petrol engine that produces 309kW at 7600rpm and 420Nm from 5000rpm, while the redline is at 8000rpm.
But normally aspirated does not mean archaic as this engine employs a direct fuel injection system with Piezo injectors - a first for a high-revving engine. Power goes to the back wheels, the good old fashioned way, through a six-speed manual gearbox.
Against the clock, both cars are good for a 4.4-second 0-100km/h sprint, according to Porsche, while top speeds are listed at 304km/h for the Cayman GT4 and 301km/h for the Spyder.