Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS launched in India

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The 718 Cayman GT4 RS is slightly lighter and more powerful than the GT4. It gets a 4.0-liter engine naturally similar to the GT4, but it produces 80hp more, making the total power out of 500hp.

Porsche claims that the 718 GT4 RS can move from 0-100 in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 315km / h. The engine comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, while the GT4 also gets a 6-speed manual. Porsche has been able to shed the weight of the GT4 RS through plastic-reinforced plastic for the bonnet and front wings. While the RS retains GT 4’s door handles, the RS also has a light rear windscreen.

 Porsche on Wednesday unveiled the 718 Cayman GT4 RS in India for an initial price of Rs 2.54 crore (ex-showroom). With this, the GT4 RS becomes the top 718 Cayman variant in the country and is powered by a 500bhp engine in addition to several upgrades that aid road and track performance.

The GT4 RS features a swan-necked rear wing, new air spaces, and a front divider. adjustable, with a 30mm reduction in ride length compared to the standard 718 Cayman. These changes, Porsche said, increase the decline by 10 percent compared to the GT4, and in the track-focused operating mode, it also rises to 60 percent. The rear quarter glass has been replaced to improve airflow to the engine, which also results in better sound, according to Porsche.

Interestingly, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is becoming the most powerful luxury car in its class since its inception. Porsche sells 718 Cayman coupe and convertible Boxster. The Standard 718s get a 300hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. While the GTS versions get a 400hp engine, a 4.0-liter six-cylinder that we naturally desire, the GT4 versions get the same engine with an extra 20hp.

“The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is the new flagship model in the 718 family – a compact driver car designed to enjoy its simple construction, fast-paced chassis set, sophisticated aerodynamics, and a unique soundtrack,” Porsche said in a statement. . The GT4 is the only exception to the 718’s India list which comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 718 Cayman GT4 RS rivals other car-focused cars like the Mercedes-AMG GT R.

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