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    Re: 718 Spyder

    We need video of it driving to hear what engine this and the GT4 are likely to get

     

     


    Re: 718 Spyder

    It looks very very good. If it just would have two additional cylinders under the engine hood. 


    Re: 718 Spyder

    3.6 litre naturally aspirated flat 6 cylinder Mezger-derived engine with 450hp and rev limit at 9500rpm. It is gonna be a screamer! smiley

    Porsche cannot call it 718 if they give it anything else than a 4-cylinder engine. Their entire marketing department would go up in flames. They won't give it another model name either. Hence a 4-cylinder it is. 


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    bluelines:

    3.6 litre naturally aspirated flat 6 cylinder Mezger-derived engine with 450hp and rev limit at 9500rpm. It is gonna be a screamer! smiley

    Porsche cannot call it 718 if they give it anything else than a 4-cylinder engine. Their entire marketing department would go up in flames. They won't give it another model name either. Hence a 4-cylinder it is. 

    We want that screamer! Smiley

    I really say - this front end and front lights are looking IMO better than the 991. Very modern, agile, sexy. The mid-engine of the Boxster/Caymen setup was always amazing. With the right engine this indeed would be a screamer. 

    And yes - they will not do us the favor. They didn't do it for the last 20 years (since the Boxster appeared) and they will not do it in the future. 


    Re: 718 Spyder

    Lars997: 

    We want that screamer! Smiley

    SmileySmileySmiley


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    Saw the 718 Spyder yesterday, barely camouflaged, LB license plates. Wanted to go after him in the E63 test-car I had but lost him at a stop light. My son was pretty angry because of that... 

    So...it is coming. 


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    RC:

    Saw the 718 Spyder yesterday, barely camouflaged, LB license plates. Wanted to go after him in the E63 test-car I had but lost him at a stop light. My son was pretty angry because of that... 

    So...it is coming. 

    A true petrolhead already kiss


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    Gauss:
    RC:

    Saw the 718 Spyder yesterday, barely camouflaged, LB license plates. Wanted to go after him in the E63 test-car I had but lost him at a stop light. My son was pretty angry because of that... 

    So...it is coming. 

    A true petrolhead already kiss

    Don't tell me about it...

    He was so happy that I chose the E63 instead of the GLC 63 and just yesterday, after the E63 test-drive, he was bitching about the Gran Turismo Sport game and how bad it has become (limited cars, very limited tuning options, etc.).

    Also, he always gets angry when I choose a rental car without him, he wants to decide too. Smiley

    This will cost me later on I'm afraid, he is already "bargaining" and arguing with me what kind of car he will get after he gets his driver's license at age 17.  


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    RC:
    Gauss:
    RC:

    Saw the 718 Spyder yesterday, barely camouflaged, LB license plates. Wanted to go after him in the E63 test-car I had but lost him at a stop light. My son was pretty angry because of that... 

    So...it is coming. 

    A true petrolhead already kiss

    Don't tell me about it...

    He was so happy that I chose the E63 instead of the GLC 63 and just yesterday, after the E63 test-drive, he was bitching about the Gran Turismo Sport game and how bad it has become (limited cars, very limited tuning options, etc.).

    Also, he always gets angry when I choose a rental car without him, he wants to decide too. Smiley

    This will cost me later on I'm afraid, he is already "bargaining" and arguing with me what kind of car he will get after he gets his driver's license at age 17.  

    Change to buying cars of leasing and keep them. He will later be very happy owning a good collection. Also - it makes it later on easier still having "petrol" based car which are making noise and which you still drive yourself. Otherwise poor boy will end up with a self driving Tesla. It is time now to start collecting the right toys Smiley


    Re: 718 Spyder

    Lars, I would gladly buy cars and "collect" them but I am probably not as wealthy as you think I am. Smiley

    I can imagine buying the R8 once the lease ends or getting the facelift and buy the car after the lease.
     

    Unfortunately, this is the only money I can (and will) spend on a car, I am 53, business is slow (too small, getting more and more difficult, would love to do something else but no occasion has popped up yet), I do well with stocks and stuff like that but I also have two kids and need to think about my retirement, so...unfortunately...no car collection for me, not even a watch collection. Smiley Smiley


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    bluelines:

    3.6 litre naturally aspirated flat 6 cylinder Mezger-derived engine with 450hp and rev limit at 9500rpm. It is gonna be a screamer! smiley

    Porsche cannot call it 718 if they give it anything else than a 4-cylinder engine. Their entire marketing department would go up in flames. They won't give it another model name either. Hence a 4-cylinder it is. 

    My pure speculation is that Porsche will introduce two cars: one which will be called Porsche Spyder (without the 718 nomenclature) and a second one which will be the 718 RS  (in fact in 1961 Porsche built a 718 RS with a 8 cylinder engine as such the 718 moniker was not exclusive to 4 cylinder cars). Both cars would be equipped with a 4.0 litres GT engine, more detuned for the Spyder and less for the RS. Let`s say 420 hp for the Spyder and 450 for the RS.   If it happens I am buying one! the 981 Spyder is one of the best Porsches I have ever owned .


    Re: 718 Spyder

    that would be awesome

     


    Re: 718 Spyder

    RC:

    Saw the 718 Spyder yesterday, barely camouflaged, LB license plates. Wanted to go after him in the E63 test-car I had but lost him at a stop light. My son was pretty angry because of that... 

    So...it is coming. 

    Did you hear the engine of the Spyder?
    4 cylinder turbo or 6 cylinder (n/a) ?


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    I heard from my usually good informed source, that there is no new Spyder for 2018 - that means no Modellyear 2019 in August 2018.

    Earliest presentation in March 2019 and first car delivery after that.

    Also no GT4 in 2018 !!!

    After Geneva we will know more...and what cleaning lady was wrong...;-)

    Blueflame


    Re: 718 Spyder

    you might be right - as ever, none of us know 

    however.......just seems imminent seeing as we have seen nearly ready mules of both models


    Re: 718 Spyder

    I cant see these cars being over a year away with how much testing they are doing and how little camo is on them. I expect something this year surely. 


    Re: 718 Spyder

    A NA, 4-litre, GT-derived motor in a Spyder might make me reconsider my RS order angry

    Feels somewhat unlikely to me though.


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    If a 4L n/a will come, the engine will not have any GT specific internals. More or less like the former 3.8.


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    wouldn't that be costly and a pain to take the 4l motorsport (only 4l that I am aware of ) and dumb it down (save for a detune)


    Re: 718 Spyder

    Not that history is any guarantee of Porsche strategy but the 981 Spyder was spotted in fairly similar undisguised form to this 718 in February 2015 in South Africa and then officially launched the following month at the New York auto show. Here are the 981 spy photo's for comparison.

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    Re: 718 Spyder

    4.0L NA in the 718 series indecision, you guys are on good stuff smiley


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    steelested:

    wouldn't that be costly and a pain to take the 4l motorsport (only 4l that I am aware of ) and dumb it down (save for a detune)

    They will save lots of money with change from Titanium conrods for steel and things like that...

    Maybe ditch hollow crankshaft and dry sump oiling too.  Revert to hydraulic valve lifters?  Lower redline, add exhaust particle filter...

    I also heard rumors that 4.0 is already chosen...


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    still wouldn't be a dud I trust...


    Re: 718 Spyder

    All of these photo sightings but no one can report on the sound of the motor? Why not? It seems a bit suspicious...


    Re: 718 Spyder

    NelsonF:

    All of these photo sightings but no one can report on the sound of the motor? Why not? It seems a bit suspicious...

    RC sees the car in the flesh some days ago, but he did not say anything about the sound.
    Maybe he have some clues.


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    Re: 718 Spyder

     Turbo engine... angry

     


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    Re: 718 Spyder

    You will be amazed angry


    Re: 718 Spyder

    in a good way?


    Re: 718 Spyder

    Yes smiley


    Re: 718 Spyder

    Hopefully....


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