German automaker Porsche has launched the 2020 718 Cayman Spyder and the Cayman GT4 in India. The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Spyder costs ₹ 1.59 crore. Whereas the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Costs ₹ 1.63 crore (all prices, ex-showroom India). Both models are the latest additions to the Cayman family in the country. However, the hardtop and the Boxster versions that are already on sale. The new Cayman GT4 also represents the most affordable GT model from the automaker in India.
Commenting on the launch, Ashish Kaul, Head of Sales, Porsche India, said. “Porsche India introduces two emotional and powerful models to the market, using a naturally aspirated powertrain that is based on the turbo engines in the current 911 Carrera model series. The 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder are about unrivalled driving fun and sheer emotions. They are the perfect sports car for those who like to push the limits and enjoy a racing pulse. We are very excited to offer these purist’s models to our customers here in India. With a limited allocation for our market, the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder will be a rare and very special sight on our streets.”
Both the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Spyder and GT4 use the newly-developed 4.0-litre, six-cylinder, naturally-aspirated engine from the 911 Carrera that develops 414 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 420 Nm of peak torque between 5,000-6,800 rpm. The motor pairs with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Both the Cayman models hit the 0-100 kmph sprint in just 4.4 seconds. The GT4 has a top speed of 304 kmph with the Spyder can achieve a top speed of 300 kmph.
The 2020 718 Cayman twins come with Porsche Stability Management and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear differential lock that enhances the longitudinal and lateral dynamics as well as cornering performance. The GT4 gets a fixed rear wing that adds to the model’s looks. It also adds 20 per cent more downforce over its predecessor. The automaker has also worked on improving the aerodynamics. As a result, it produces up to 50 per cent more down-force without affecting drag.
The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Spyder comes with a rear spoiler that automatically rises at 120 kmph. And courtesy of a functional diffuser, the open-top model also becomes the first car in the Boxster family to generate aerodynamic downforce over the rear axle. The model also comes with the Porsche Active Suspension Management damping system lowers the ride height by 30 mm which also lowers the car’s centre of gravity and improves the lateral dynamics. Both cars come with aluminium monobloc fixed brake calliper. However, customers will have the option to upgrade to ceramic composite brakes as well.