Porsche as a brand is known to really throw everything it’s got into the final iteration of a model, and the same can be said about the 718 Spyder RS. This is the final 718 with an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE).
Porsche 718 Spyder RS last hurrah
This model is basically the open-top version of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS and for those fanatics out there it resembles the 918 hypercar from before. The front is very similar to the Caymans and features a carbon fiber hood and a wide air inlet, it also rides on 20-inch wheels and has been lowered for better handling by 30mm.
Gone is the massive rear wing and in its place is a more subtle and form-fitting ducktail, the ride has also been tweaked to be slightly more comfortable compared to the Cayman which is more in character for a convertible. Should the heavens decide to open up, the Spyder RS comes with a manually operated one-layer soft top with a wind deflector.
To really hone in on the lightweight character of the Spyder RS the inside has been adorned with a lot of weight-saving materials. The seats are made with CFRP and are colored black with some red accents.
The 718 Spyder RS uses a beast of an engine, specifically, the 4.0-liter, naturally-aspirated flat-six engine borrowed from the Porsche 911 GT3. It rips out 500 Ps and 450 Nm of torque which is paired to a 7-speed short ratio dual-clutch transmission. All that power and lightweight translate to a 3.4 second 0-100 km/h time and 200 km/h in just 10.9 seconds.
The global debut of the Porsche 718 Spyder RS is set to be during the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the brand looking forward to a healthy number of sales.