ralphmusicThe 981 GT4 has torque limiting, as do the Base, S and GTS 718 and 981 series versions
TwinfanI think MrDemon is referring to the limiting of maximum torque of the engine due to the limits of the manual gearbox. This seems to apply to the 981 GT4, the 718 S, the 718 GTS and the 718 GT4. They all have the same maximum torque rating of 420Nm.
TwinfanI agree it's a real waste, but ultimately part of the Cayman vs 911 positioning hierarchy. It is what it is.
BJ Innes Torque limiting in 1st gear only applies to the manual gearbox. This is supposedly to protect the dual mass clutch mechanism. The 718 GTS PDK has no such torque limiting impediment in 1st gear. Which probably explains why the 2.5 718 GTS PDK out accelerates the 4.0 982 GT4. It would be an interesting read if Autocar magazine would do a full forensic road test comparison between the 2019 718 GTS PDK and the 2019 982 GT4 manual.The 718 GTS magazine road tests I am aware of have all featured the 6-speed manual version with the torque limiting software in 1st gear. Brian
MotorheadA decent appraisal, but just a video re-run of the two Prosser articles in PH, so nothing new there - blah, blah muffled sound; blah, blah long gearing. The gearing was an issue with the 981 so his only complaint really can be with the sound of the engine, more noticeable on the Spyder than the GT4 for obvious reasons. I'm not an apologist for Porsche's decisions, but I think we've got the point and need to move on. If the 718-6 cars are announced before the end of this year - with less power and most likely with a PDK option - we'll have the opportunity to gauge whether or not the revised ratios of the PDK transmission address the gearing issue to some degree. Jeff
TwinfanThe 981 GT4 didn't have stop-stop.
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