The 718 GT4 might be arriving sooner than you think!

The 718 GT4 might be arriving sooner than you think!

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TDT

1,366 posts

60 months

Saturday 11th May
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Seems like the Boxster/Cayman Touring with a Flat-6 will be a real thing... a convenient way for Porsche to side step the 6-pot in a 718 - and a nice final filler before they go electric in the mid-engine platform.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-porsche/porsch...


TrackNutz

122 posts

17 months

Saturday 11th May
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gtsralph said:
We've seen that car several times before with the track seat albeit I don't think I've noticed the driver with a helmet whilst on track (too busy looking at the car?) I'd be looking to youtube to confirm the date of these images.

There is this recent video of a different car, race helmet and seat.

https://youtu.be/kq_3PKB01DA

Edited by gtsralph on Friday 10th May 13:08
Well at least it confirms there's a manual gearbox in the lineup.

It also eludes to being another lower revving unit like the old MA1. To be fair it sounds better than I expected with the GPF.

DaveGrohl

105 posts

38 months

Saturday 11th May
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Crikey, I didn't think I'd have any reason to swap my 981 BGTS for one of the current lineup, but that looks rather tasteful and appropriately understated whilst nicely grrrr'd at the same time.

The things I'd change about my GTS are (not 6 cyl noise obvs) infotainment system, slow steering and would like a bit more torque. Looks like the touring is gonna be right up my street.

FrankCayman

1,903 posts

154 months

Saturday 11th May
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TDT said:
Seems like the Boxster/Cayman Touring with a Flat-6 will be a real thing... a convenient way for Porsche to side step the 6-pot in a 718 - and a nice final filler before they go electric in the mid-engine platform.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-porsche/porsch...
Oooooh......tempting! I love the GT4, but can't help thinking I would look a bit stupid in it wearing a suit (it would be a daily)....this could be the answer! I hope it comes with the proper GT4 alloys and not the less aggressive 'spyder' alloys.

cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Saturday 11th May
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FrankCayman said:
Oooooh......tempting! I love the GT4, but can't help thinking I would look a bit stupid in it wearing a suit (it would be a daily)....this could be the answer! I hope it comes with the proper GT4 alloys and not the less aggressive 'spyder' alloys.
It probably won't because it's very likely not a GT4 Touring. It's a separate 'lifestyle' model, the 718 '6'.

That would also mean no GT4 chassis etc.

Spyder alloys nicer anyway, if you ask me.
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FrankCayman

1,903 posts

154 months

Saturday 11th May
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cmoose said:
It probably won't because it's very likely not a GT4 Touring. It's a separate 'lifestyle' model, the 718 '6'.

That would also mean no GT4 chassis etc.

Spyder alloys nicer anyway, if you ask me.
Ah, I see. I don't mind the Spyder Alloys...but if it were a GT4 touring, I'd want it to reflect the same spec as the GT3 touring has to the standard GT3.

Anyway...thought those alloys would be a little too big for your tastes, dear fellow?!

cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Saturday 11th May
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FrankCayman said:
Anyway...thought those alloys would be a little too big for your tastes, dear fellow?!
They would be. But still think they look better than the GT rimz.

Earlier pictures of the '6' on the some 'relatively' small wheels looked fab.



Base 718 Box 18s, I think. Really nice. Edit: 718 Cayman S 19s, actually. Easy to clean, too!

Edited by cmoose on Saturday 11th May 11:50

JasonSteel

327 posts

37 months

Sunday 12th May
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cmoose said:
It probably won't because it's very likely not a GT4 Touring. It's a separate 'lifestyle' model, the 718 '6'.

That would also mean no GT4 chassis etc.
agree it doesn't look much like a GT model sans wing.

a proper GT car with all the trimmings except the wing would be an exciting prospect but that doesn't look like it follows the GT3 Touring recipe at all.

Yidwann

783 posts

151 months

Monday 13th May
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To be honest, any 6 engined 718 manual, that isn't in the unobtainable category and I can walk into an OPC and order.... will do me just fine!

J-P

3,899 posts

147 months

Monday 13th May
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Yidwann said:
To be honest, any 6 engined 718 manual, that isn't in the unobtainable category and I can walk into an OPC and order.... will do me just fine!
^^this smile

DaveGrohl

105 posts

38 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Yup, a GTS spec with a 6 cyl and I'll be all over it.

rkwm1

Original Poster:

577 posts

43 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Any updates on launch dates. Is it it still Goodwood?

Fokker

3,344 posts

163 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Ive now hear no and that it'll be end of the year at the LA Autoshow

I guess we'll see?

Fokker

3,344 posts

163 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Ive now hear no and that it'll be end of the year at the LA Autoshow

I guess we'll see?

Edited by Fokker on Tuesday 14th May 14:36

Twinfan

3,607 posts

45 months

Tuesday 14th May
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A Rennlist poster also stated year end now. It's getting ridiculous.

TDT

1,366 posts

60 months

Tuesday 14th May
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rkwm1 said:
Any updates on launch dates. Is it it still Goodwood?
I heard this weekend that cars will be going up the hill @ Goodwood with handful of cars for the UK by the end of the year.
Further production next year.

RBT0

781 posts

60 months

Tuesday 14th May
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TDT said:
rkwm1 said:
Any updates on launch dates. Is it it still Goodwood?
I heard this weekend that cars will be going up the hill @ Goodwood with handful of cars for the UK by the end of the year.
Further production next year.
Fkall then!

I will be trading my CGTS end of this year then for I may know what...., cannot wait longer for a car that is already based on same platform then my - 5 yrs old to be in December - CGTS.

It’s done then, been a pleasure to entertain with Porsche.

Also my salesman told me EoY a month ago....

joinery80

202 posts

63 months

Tuesday 14th May
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I got told July release

gpgts

34 posts

35 months

Tuesday 14th May
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RBT0 said:
TDT said:
rkwm1 said:
Any updates on launch dates. Is it it still Goodwood?
I heard this weekend that cars will be going up the hill @ Goodwood with handful of cars for the UK by the end of the year.
Further production next year.
Fkall then!

I will be trading my CGTS end of this year then for I may know what...., cannot wait longer for a car that is already based on same platform then my - 5 yrs old to be in December - CGTS.

It’s done then, been a pleasure to entertain with Porsche.

Also my salesman told me EoY a month ago....
I am having a little rethink too. I love driving a NASP manual sports car, I’ve had different sports cars since I got my license as a teenager. After trading in my Ferrari, then Porsche I thought I’ll put down a deposit on a 718 GT4 - (switched to a Spyder) - and get on the list and make this my forever car. However, my fear now is with the significant shift in automotive powertrains from ICE to electricity, government legislation will make it prohibitive to drive and own one. What will the next decade hold for ICE sports cars? I am now wondering if I should shift my money over and put a deposit on an electric Porsche - Taycan or future electric/hybrid Spyder. I really don’t want to do because having had a very early test drive and order on a Tesla Model S, I found driving these cars non engaging - despite break neck acceleration. But it seems like every major manufacturer is making the shift. And really self driving is on the Tesla goal list. Our government has brought in a carbon tax, some other nations have put a huge fee on yearly permit renewal and I think future elected governments will reflect how younger generation sees ICE cars and it will become such a hassle to own and operate that it will become not only a social stigma but an economic deterrent as well. I was once very excited about this car and if it was released 24 months ago I’d be an owner for sure but now I am feeling somewhat ambivalent given the recent headlines in the news and debates over climate change. Please somebody tell me this point of view is baseless.smile

cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Tuesday 14th May
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I think the shift and the focus will largely involve new cars - ie banning the sale of new combustion cars rather than banning existing combustion cars. Already, cars over 40 years old are exempt from the ULEZ, by way of example.

30 years from now when pretty much every new car has been electric for 20 years, the natural turn over of the installed base of cars will mean there are hardly any combustion cars left and little incentive to seek punitive measures. Of course at that point, they will be a pain to sue because if there's hardly any left, nearly all the filling stations will be gone.

Eventually, I think all human driven cars will be banned, but that's perhaps far enough out for us lot not to worry.

I'd go with your forever car plan. There will probably be some restrictions in the next 10-20 years - town centres etc. But I think there's quite a bit of fun driving to come yet.