Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

User avatar
Coaster1
Posts: 806
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:38 pm

Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Coaster1 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:58 pm

https://newstv.porsche.com/en/

Manual, 4L n/a, 420ps

8-)

User avatar
IanF
Posts: 959
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Currently Driving: Ferrari F430 Spider
BMW M4 Comp
BMW X5 M50d
Contact:

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by IanF » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:38 am

Lovely 😎
Cheers,

Ian

User avatar
JonMad
Posts: 841
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:25 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by JonMad » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:10 am

Yep, that'll do.
Tightens your line under power like an umbrella hooked round a lamppost [Car, March 2019]

User avatar
Brannen
Posts: 48
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:53 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Brannen » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:11 am

8-)

User avatar
Rich B
Posts: 2728
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Rich B » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:22 am

414bhp, 6 speed manual, 8k redline...

Sounds like a decent daily driver to me.

User avatar
GG.
Posts: 2116
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:16 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by GG. » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 am

Rich B wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:22 am
414bhp, 6 speed manual, 8k redline...

Sounds like a decent daily driver to me.
You really would struggle with that child seat now though. Airbag deactivation kit? :D
PDK frees up your left hand so you can scratch your vagina.

User avatar
Marv
Posts: 612
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Contact:

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Marv » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:49 am

Are the front strut towers still made from a chocolate alloy?
Oui, je suis un motard.

User avatar
GG.
Posts: 2116
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:16 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by GG. » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:51 am

It generally takes Porsche at least about 7 years to engineer out a known fault so I’d guess so.

They’ve got to go through anger, grief and acceptance first - I believe they’re currently still on denial :lol:
PDK frees up your left hand so you can scratch your vagina.

User avatar
Sundayjumper
Posts: 1007
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:04 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Sundayjumper » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:58 am

With each generation, I'm liking the Cayman more and more, and as the 911 gets more lardy I like it less and less.

User avatar
Rich B
Posts: 2728
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Rich B » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:07 am

GG. wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 am
Rich B wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:22 am
414bhp, 6 speed manual, 8k redline...

Sounds like a decent daily driver to me.
You really would struggle with that child seat now though. Airbag deactivation kit? :D
Does it EVEN have isofix???!!

User avatar
JLv3.0
Posts: 4427
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:42 am

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:14 am

Rich B wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:22 am
414bhp, 6 speed manual, 8k redline...

Sounds like a decent daily driver to me.
I concur.

edit - beyond the number of doors, our cars really are similar, aren't they!
Last edited by JLv3.0 on Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:24 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
mik
Posts: 2094
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:15 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by mik » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:17 am

It's a 6-mallet again. Hoorah!

User avatar
Mito Man
Posts: 2246
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:27 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Mito Man » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:24 am

Yep. 6 mallets, 6 coggers, 8000 rippers.
How about not having a sig at all?

User avatar
Foz
Posts: 585
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:57 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Foz » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 am

Sundayjumper wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:58 am
With each generation, I'm liking the Cayman more and more, and as the 911 gets more lardy I like it less and less.
My mate has a 991.2 Manuel GT3 Clubsport with the carbon buckets, and genuinely its the best car i have ever driven, by a county mile, he recently fitted an exhaust as well, its ridiculous! :twisted:

they make look lardy but to drive them they are sublime!

User avatar
Rich B
Posts: 2728
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Rich B » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:28 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:14 am
Rich B wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:22 am
414bhp, 6 speed manual, 8k redline...

Sounds like a decent daily driver to me.
I concur.

edit - beyond the number of doors, our cars really are similar, aren't they!
i seem to remember the Audi came first - but I expect the spys had been chatting away for many years before!

User avatar
KiwiDave
Posts: 77
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Location: Auckland NZ

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by KiwiDave » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:24 am

Foz wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 am
Sundayjumper wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:58 am
With each generation, I'm liking the Cayman more and more, and as the 911 gets more lardy I like it less and less.
My mate has a 991.2 Manuel GT3 Clubsport with the carbon buckets, and genuinely its the best car i have ever driven, by a county mile, he recently fitted an exhaust as well, its ridiculous! :twisted:

they make look lardy but to drive them they are sublime!
It's comments like that which play tricks on me a bit on my mythical lotto garage... This new GT4 essentially looks utterly perfect, and yet somehow you can't help always wonder no matter how good it is, are you missing out if you don't buy an actual 911 instead?

Need those numbers to come in before I have to answer the question so not sure I need to worry endlessly about it. :lol:

User avatar
Swervin_Mervin
Posts: 928
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:58 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:31 am

KiwiDave wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:24 am
Foz wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 am
Sundayjumper wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:58 am
With each generation, I'm liking the Cayman more and more, and as the 911 gets more lardy I like it less and less.
My mate has a 991.2 Manuel GT3 Clubsport with the carbon buckets, and genuinely its the best car i have ever driven, by a county mile, he recently fitted an exhaust as well, its ridiculous! :twisted:

they make look lardy but to drive them they are sublime!
It's comments like that which play tricks on me a bit on my mythical lotto garage... This new GT4 essentially looks utterly perfect, and yet somehow you can't help always wonder no matter how good it is, are you missing out if you don't buy an actual 911 instead?
No! It's a smallish mid-engined rear drive sports car with a 414bhp naturally aspirated flat-6, which revs to 8000rpm amd it has a manual box. Bollocks to the 911 I have massive wants for this! Shame I'll likely never be able to afford one.

Although 0-60 in 4.4s from 414bhp seems a bit meh when the A110 achieves the same from c75% of the power output. I guess the manual box hampers timings a little.

User avatar
IanF
Posts: 959
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Currently Driving: Ferrari F430 Spider
BMW M4 Comp
BMW X5 M50d
Contact:

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by IanF » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:47 am

Think I prefer the Spyder. And I’m surprised it’s cheaper than the GT4.

Monkey reckons the 6bang may end up replacing the turbot4 in the Coxster range. 🤞
Cheers,

Ian

User avatar
GG.
Posts: 2116
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:16 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by GG. » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:52 am

IanF wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:47 am
Monkey reckons the 6bang may end up replacing the turbot4 in the Coxster range. 🤞
Yes I saw this - he noted that the 4cyl sold like "herpes-infused toothpaste in the US" :lol: You could argue that as worldwide sales were flat they don't care. Can't be nice relying on the Chinese market to the detriment of the US, however, with China's overall car sales falling 14.6% in April.

Personally though, for all I hope they go back to 6cyl I don't think they will for purposes of emissions, etc. Harris said "why would they develop an all new engine for the GT4" but I think that overlooks the fact its very likely not to be an all new engine but a tweaked version of an existing one and that Porsche have a history of using a totally different engine in their GT models to their run of the mill versions (i.e. Mezger in the Turbo/GT3s and non-turbos in the current generation) so I don't really see it.
Last edited by GG. on Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
PDK frees up your left hand so you can scratch your vagina.

User avatar
Foz
Posts: 585
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:57 pm

Re: Porsche 718 Spyder/GT4

Post by Foz » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:52 am

Try buying one chaps :lol:

Post Reply