The 718 GT4 might be arriving sooner than you think!

The 718 GT4 might be arriving sooner than you think!

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cc3

515 posts

66 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Touring version as well. Hopefully these will be additional cars that should put off speculators hoping to make a profit

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/spy-shots/porsche/po...

Twinfan

4,658 posts

54 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Looks like they've been reading my PH posts wink

TDT

1,994 posts

69 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Pistonheads home page also reporting the same.

Fokker

3,405 posts

172 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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The rear of the Cayman / GT4 is its weakest point in terms of looks.
Needs a wing more so than a GT3 in my opinion.

Twinfan

4,658 posts

54 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Wings are for willy waving poseur drivers wink

Fokker

3,405 posts

172 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Twinfan said:
Wings are for willy waving poseur drivers wink
Sorry Twinfan, I forget that you drive the inferior GTS wink

If its really good this time, you know that you're going to have to stump up 100k!



TDT

1,994 posts

69 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Twinfan said:
Wings are for willy waving poseur drivers wink
Spoken like a true feminist...lol..;)

Twinfan

4,658 posts

54 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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laugh

I'd be VERY interested in a GT4 Touring, it'll all come down to price for me. Oh, and the small matter of trying to secure an allocation for one...

cmoose

45,726 posts

179 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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cc3 said:
Hopefully these will be additional cars that should put off speculators hoping to make a profit
Think the problem is limited prod capacity for GT cars. So if anything the Touring will make matters worse as you'll have two types splitting production making each 'rarer' and thus even more valuable. That said, I think the market is a lot less frothy, western economies are a bit shaky right now and may be even more so by the time customers have cars, and the car will be fairly expensive. So there's a decent chance that overs may not happen, we'll see.

I'd definitely take a wingless Touring over the standard GT4, but I have a feeling if it happens it won't be prized in quite the same was as the 911 equivalent. Cayman just lacks the requisite brand value/equity, I think, but could be wrong....!

Fokker

3,405 posts

172 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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yep, I doubt it’ll command more money although funnier things have happened.

Not so keen on the design of the new hollow spoke wheels either. Plus the dodgy rear. Might be better in the flesh but I reckon the gen1 car will be the prettier sister and possibly a bargain in comparison

Edited by Fokker on Tuesday 12th February 07:38

Twinfan

4,658 posts

54 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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OK, so the latest info from Rennteam is:

Its a 4L in four HP configurations.

- 370-380hp Boxster/Cayman 6...yes, that is what its called, 718 Cayman 6.
- 425hp GT4 manual only
- 485hp GT4 RS late 2020 or early 2021. PDK only. Very limited car
- And somewhere in between they will squeeze a special Boxster Anniversary with possibly 450hp.

TDT

1,994 posts

69 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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Twinfan said:
OK, so the latest info from Rennteam is:

Its a 4L in four HP configurations.

- 370-380hp Boxster/Cayman 6...yes, that is what its called, 718 Cayman 6.
- 425hp GT4 manual only
- 485hp GT4 RS late 2020 or early 2021. PDK only. Very limited car
- And somewhere in between they will squeeze a special Boxster Anniversary with possibly 450hp.
So an admission that flat4’s are a failure, or will they retain the flat4’s and just price these new 6 pot cars a lot higher?



JayK12

1,999 posts

152 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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TDT said:
Twinfan said:
OK, so the latest info from Rennteam is:

Its a 4L in four HP configurations.

- 370-380hp Boxster/Cayman 6...yes, that is what its called, 718 Cayman 6.
- 425hp GT4 manual only
- 485hp GT4 RS late 2020 or early 2021. PDK only. Very limited car
- And somewhere in between they will squeeze a special Boxster Anniversary with possibly 450hp.
So an admission that flat4’s are a failure, or will they retain the flat4’s and just price these new 6 pot cars a lot higher?
They might aswell call it.... "Real 718 Cayman" :s

Twinfan

4,658 posts

54 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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I think the '6' will sit above the 718 GTS, and the GT4 above that, given that Porsche likes a BHP-driven hierarchy.

If the info is correct, it would tie-in with a more expensive GT4 than we're expecting and it explains the 'touring' mules and why they don't have GT4/Spyder front ends, brakes or wheels...

thistimenextyear

251 posts

99 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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So now that there are a number of different versions coming, do you think the spy shots of the 'GT4 Touring' was in fact just a Cayman 6...


Twinfan

4,658 posts

54 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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Yep thumbup

cmoose

45,726 posts

179 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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Saw that. No idea what to believe now.

Would be an awfully peculiar situation to be able to get a nasp F6 non-GT Cayster, but not 911. But there are videos and pictures of the thing and given there are countless instances of full GT4 bodied cars seen testing, seems doubtful they'd bother to try to go under the radar at this point with a non-GT body.

I find the long list of derivatives rather implausible in this brave new WLTP era where they're struggling to get the core models ratified and on sale, but there you go!

Twinfan

4,658 posts

54 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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My thoughts exactly - it's got even more silly now, just when I thought it couldn't!

cmoose

45,726 posts

179 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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Can't help thinking they need to get these cars out of the door sooner rather than later.

What with the economic prospects of europe and the US looking rather shaky, they'll be wheeling these things out just as the bubble is bursting!

It feels like a bit of a desperate rush to cash in on one last splurge of combustion specials before the world economy collapses and EVs take over!

Akajak

778 posts

189 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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Twinfan said:
OK, so the latest info from Rennteam is:

Its a 4L in four HP configurations.

- 370-380hp Boxster/Cayman 6...yes, that is what its called, 718 Cayman 6.
- 425hp GT4 manual only
- 485hp GT4 RS late 2020 or early 2021. PDK only. Very limited car
- And somewhere in between they will squeeze a special Boxster Anniversary with possibly 450hp.
would be surprised to see the Boxster with more bhp than the GT4