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2019/06/18 00:04:22 (permalink)

718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.!

Apologies to Ralph for duplicating his long running Déjà vu Edition post but this car's announcement has been so protracted that I think it deserves a brand new post; but let the forum decide.
 
https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2019/products/porsche-718-spyder-cayman-gt4-naturally-aspired-engine-mid-engine.html
 
It's all very much as expected but interestingly with a new 4.0L n/a flat-6 engine producing 420PS developed from the 3.0L flat-6 turbo used in the 992. The engine will rev to 8,000rpm and it seems as though only the manual transmission will be available initially with ratios unchanged from the 981.

 
More technical details are emerging here:
 
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/a28072967/2020-porsche-718-cayman-gt4-boxster-spyder-reveal-photos-specs-price/
 
According to CAR magazine, expect a starting price of £75,348. And the good news is that it sounds as though production won’t be limited.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 07:45:54 (permalink)
Production wasn't limited last time, and they said the same thing about the 991.2 GT3.  In reality, it's limited by the capacity of the factory so the bun fights will continue.
 
I'll take a yellow Clubsport with steel brakes and as much interior carbon and alcantara as you can fit, please  
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 08:33:22 (permalink)
Wow looks like a great evolution and a price point which should also help residuals of the current version. 
My main dilemma, assuming I can order one is whether I go for the Spyder or stick with the GT4 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 09:02:23 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Andrew_CS 2019/06/18 10:18:34
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Production wasn't limited last time, and they said the same thing about the 991.2 GT3.  In reality, it's limited by the capacity of the factory so the bun fights will continue.
 
I'll take a yellow Clubsport with steel brakes and as much interior carbon and alcantara as you can fit, please  




I think the extended product life until a Euro7 compliant Cayster is another reason for “unlimited production”
 
Otherwise I think it is rather disappointing; 10 seconds faster than the 981 version on a 450 second lap of the Norschleife is probably mainly due to new N1 tyre. The 718S on Pirelli tyres was just 5 seconds slower than the 981 GT4 on Cup2 N0
 
Heavier than 981, still no PDK with conflicting statements “we’ll see if there is demand” (Mr GT3) to “available on 2020” (dealers)
 
9e stage I will get 420PS and a ton more torque from a (used) 718S, plus larger giro discs, split wishbones and rear toe control arms and for about half the cost of a new GT4 you’ll have a much much faster car, such are the tuning benefits of turbo engined cars and you’ll save by not having to tart up the car with stitching and trinkets.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 09:07:44 (permalink)
I'll take a tarted up GT4 over a clattery 4-banger any day thanks, but then that's me  
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 09:09:06 (permalink)
Nice choice to have Jose.!
 
As to availability and whether or not Porsche have done enough to entice 981 GT4 owners out of their cars, we'll have to wait and see.
 
Yet more info here:
 
https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/first-official-pictures/porsche/718-cayman-gt4/
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 09:30:35 (permalink)
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Wow looks like a great evolution and a price point which should also help residuals of the current version. 
My main dilemma, assuming I can order one is whether I go for the Spyder or stick with the GT4 




My thoughts too. And to compound that, the uninitiated could be forgiven for thinking that Porsche had used my old original yellow one in their first video
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMxAW1nm2D0

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 10:04:09 (permalink)
The snipers and naysayers always will be out there; and in some repects the new car is a little bit underwhelming, but the 981 GT4 was always going to be a hard act to follow given the spec and price-point.
 
By choosing to de-turbo the 9A2 Evo engine from the 992 rather than using the 981's 9A1 engine, Porsche are able to build the engine on the same production line as the turbo engines. Pitching the price around £75k means that there's room to place the rumoured 718-6 between the GTS and the GT4, spreading the development costs in the process.
 
Technical details are still thin on the ground and there's nothing yet on the Configurator to indicate the full spec.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 10:18:03 (permalink)
I've been playing on the configurator for the last hour or so.  My spec is coming out around £90k for a well loaded car without PCCBs.
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 10:26:23 (permalink)
Can't find it on the UK Configurator Dave. Can you give me a link?
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 10:40:35 (permalink)
Fire up the configurator for any car, then select 'models' to switch to something else.  Both the 718 Spyder and 718 GT4 are listed there  
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 11:15:21 (permalink)
doesnt seem to work when I try that 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 11:17:04 (permalink)
Odd, I'm still in it messing about.  Maybe try with a 718 model first, then choose GT4?  I think that's what I did.
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 11:47:19 (permalink)
Nope. Doesn't work for me either.
 
Can you post the actual link for the page you're on Dave?
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 11:55:22 (permalink)
Go to build your own. Choose the Cayman S model which will then load a new configurator window or tab and then click the model list again at the the top left where you can then select GT4, then say yes to start from scratch and then off you go!

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 11:57:15 (permalink)
Thanks Steve - got there just before your post..!
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 12:06:42 (permalink)
Mine came to £86.5K with very little effort! So my guess is that the price to change my 981 to a 718 would be at least £20K.

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 12:17:30 (permalink)
Well i am glad its finally out, but a bit underwhelmed by it, was hoping for a bit more i guess and owning a very high spec one to swap over to one thats the same spec is going to cost me £100 k plus whatever i lose on my GT4.
With that i can't see much point in swapping over and feel its either time to release the hidden power and keep it or move on.
The spider is more appealing this time round to me, but at the same time i have a boxster already and like the roof it has and dont want to have to get out and mess about with one as just pressing the button is nice and lazy, as being able to drive along and put the roof up or down does have its merits.
But great to see new cars and with the price increase it should help to keep the older ones at present levels
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 12:41:08 (permalink)
Is this right, first year tax £1815 and £610 annually thereafter for 249g/km?

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2019/06/18 12:57:41 (permalink)
£1815 initially then £465 for 5 years, followed by £145 a year:
 
https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-rate-tables
 
 
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