2021 Porsche 718 debuts with 7-speed PDK gearbox for GT4, Spyder and GTS 4.0
The updated Porsche range will receive the latest transmission - the 7-band dual clutch PDK robotised gearbox.
The German company Porsche will offer the long-awaited PDK gearbox for its 718 vehicles of the next model year.As an option, it will be available for the Cayman GT4, 718 Spyder and GTS4.0.The new transmission will be able to shift gears faster than the manual gearbox, regardless of driver skill.
Porsche has also revealed the prices of future models.718 Cayman and 718 Boxster, equipped with a basic configuration of a 6-speed manual gearbox, are already available at a price of $ 86,800 and $ 88,900 respectively.With the new PDK gearbox, cars will cost $ 90,530 and $ 92,630 respectively.
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Porschefaces 2021 with innovations in the range of sports access models, the718, which come withnew standard equipment forboth four-cylinder and six-cylinder versions.Some improvements that will reach the units destined for Europe,from September.
The standard equipment of the models for the United States improves with the dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, photochromic mirrors, rain sensor, Apple CarPlay connectivity and adaptive xenon headlights for crossing and road, with the peculiarity of the finish Dark interior and dynamic light function for the 718 GTS 4.0.
But the most interesting thing liesin the six-cylinder versions, those of the 718 Spyder, 718 GTS 4.0 and 718 Cayman GT4.Until now only available withasix-speed manual gearbox, the German sports brand expands configuration possibilities with thePDK seven-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission.
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A transmission, for the first time used in these versions of the718 Boxsterand718 Cayman, that will improve performance with much faster shifting, whichcan lower acceleration from zero to 100 kmph in up to half a second, stopping the clock at the 3.8 secondscompared to the 4.3 seconds that are homologated with the six-speed manual gearbox on the 4.0-litre boxer six-cylinder engine.
Three more than exclusive variants that, in addition to having 400 HP of power, also have standard equipment that reinforces sportiness, with theSport Chronopackage, the sports exhaust system, the PASM sports suspension or the sports front seatsSport Plus.