Published on May 10th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Porsche 718 Spyder RS To Debut In June 2023 Celebrating 75 Years Of Porsche
The new Porsche 718 Spyder RS offers ultimate open top driving pleasure
German automaker Porsche, has always made cars that are both luxurious and fun to drive, the Porsche 718 Spyder RS is one such car, and now, the brand has announced that the new version will celebrate its public premiere in June 2023 at the festivities marking 75 years of Porsche Sports Cars in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
Shortly after its debut, thee Porsche 718 Spyder RS will make an appearance at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England and the car will reportedly starts at €155,575 (RM759,535), but no doubt, due to taxes and the like, Malaysian Porsche fans will surely pay much more for one of these cars here.
Moreover, the new Porsche 718 Spyder RS shares an identical powertrain with the 718 Cayman GT4 RS coupe. The 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer engine, revs up to 9,000 rpm and makes 500PS of power and 450Nm of torque paired to a short-ratio seven-speed Porsche Dual-Clutch (PDK) transmission.
The two-seater Porsche 718 Spyder RS roadster rockets from 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds and hits the 200km/h mark in just 10.9 seconds. The top speed of the Porsche 718 Spyder RS is now 308km/h over the previous 300km/h and the smooth shifting transmission will also add to driving pleasure.
The front end of the new Porsche 718 Spyder RS is also almost identical to the 718 Cayman GT4 RS and the standard front bonnet is made of CFRP and features a wide air outlet above the bumper. The car also features sideblades on the outer ends of the bumper to increase downforce to enhance the sportiness of the car.
On top of that, a sporty character defines the interior of the Porsche 718 Spyder RS as well as it is reduced to the functional and ergonomic essentials only. The grippy RS sports steering wheel is covered with Race-Tex and features a yellow 12-o’clock marking. The standard full bucket seats are made of lightweight CFRP in a carbon-weave finish and offer particularly impressive lateral support.
Naturally, a Weissach Package is also available for the Porsche 718 Spyder RS as an option. The exceptionally lightweight, optional forged magnesium wheels can be ordered in combination with this particularly performance-focused equipment package. The sports exhaust system tailpipes here are made of titanium.
Andreas Preuninger, Head of Porsche GT Cars, said, “The 718 Spyder RS raises driving pleasure to a new level for open-top cars. The combination of our unmistakable GT3 engine, the close-ratio transmission, compact dimensions, low weight, road-optimised racing suspension and maximum openness offers an extremely compelling and unfiltered driving experience.”
So what do you guys think about the new Porsche 718 Spyder RS? Are you excited for it to debut in June and how soon after that, do you think it will be made available in Malaysia?