Porsche has brought the Boaster Spyder and Cayman GT4 back. And this time, they are being named 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder and 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4.
According to Naijauto research, both models have been built to seat at the top of all 718 lineups and they came with a newly created 4.0-liter flat-six engine. Designed with a six-cylinder that's normally aspirated, it bumps out 414 how (309 kW)/420 PS) and a torque of 310 lo-fi (420 Nm).
The two models are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission which empowers them to go from 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds. Their top speeds are a bit different. The 718 Cayman GT4 maxes out at 189 miles per hour (304 km/h) while the 718 Spyder tops out at 187 miles per hour (301 km/h). When it comes to racing, the 2020 Porsche Cayman GT4 is ten seconds faster than the previous model.
Though the models are designed with performance in mind, they came with "an adaptive cylinder control system that temporarily interrupts the injection process in one of the two cylinder banks to reduce fuel consumption."
The engine is also fitted with piezo injectors and variable intake. According to Porsche, the piezo injectors are appearing for the first time in the engine.
The 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder can speed up to 301 km/h
Aside from the new engine both models got, they also got a slight facelift. The 718 Cayman GT4 took some cues from the GT4 Club sport model and it came with a functional diffuser and fixed rear wing. With this new revamping, the Cayman now generates more downforce by 50% than its standard model. Also equipped with this model are vertical air curtains and front splitter.
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Coming to the 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder, the model is fitted with a distinctive rear lid that's linked by a third brake light. Also featured on the new model is an automatic rear spoiler which functions when the car is going 75 mph (120 km/h). It has a functional diffuser, making it the first Spider lineup to produce aerodynamic downforce at its rear axle.
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 looks flawless from all perspectives
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The cabin features a GT Sport steering wheel and a short throw shifter. Other elements seen are Sport Seats Plus, Alcantara upholstery and painted rim. There will be options available, such as a Spyder Classic Interior Package which will have Black leather upholstery, two-tone fabric roof, GT Silver Metallic trim.
The two models were built with the same chassis, which implies that both of them came with a Porsche Active Suspension Management system. Also, they have a Porsche Vectoring system and an enhanced Porsche Stability Management system.
Both models have been equipped with a high-performance braking system which features aluminum monobloc fixed calipers. There is the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake which comes as an option, in case customers opt for it. The Cayman GT4 has an option which includes a Clubsport package featuring fire extinguisher, steel roll bar and a six-point seatbelt affixed to the driver's side.
Orders can be placed on both models. The price for the 2020 Porsche 718 Spider for the US market is $96,200 (N35 million) while the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 sells at $99,200 (N36 million). The delivery charge is $1,250. Both models will be available in the US by spring 2020.