Porsche 718 Spyder RS: At the Nürburgring, this is how it sounds and moves

Porsche 718 Spyder RS | Credits: Automedia/Car and Driver
Porsche 718 Spyder RS | Credits: Automedia/Car and Driver

The Cayman GT4 RS, a vehicle with no less than 500 horsepower and a chassis engineered to get the most out of the craziest younger brother of the 'Nine Eleven,' completed the line of Porsche access sports cars a few months ago. As you can see in the test, a car that left us speechless is pretty easy to drive if you don't drive it, but if you want to drive it quickly and smoothly, you have to become Mark Webber. Those who wished to enjoy their sportsmanship in the open air, on the other hand, had no choice... until today. Porsche does not play games, and given the positive response to the GT4 RS, they want to create a namesake based on the Porsche 718 Spyder. It should be recalled that the GT4 RS was created in response to consumer requests for "something more" in a two-seater. The same thing is happening now.

However, we learned a few months ago that fans of pure convertible sportiness will have an even more extreme alternative. Because Porsche engineers are already hard at work on a Porsche 718 Spyder RS. They couldn't have chosen a better venue for its performance than the challenging Nürburgring Nordschleife track, where a unit with almost no concealment has recently been rolling at a genuinely high speed. Now, this promising convertible returns to the Green Hell, entirely open to disclosing that this aggressive appearance will be accompanied by the Weissach seal, a moniker derived from the famed Porsche test track near Stuttgart. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Weissach Package is a pack designated for the company's most extreme products, such as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Weissach Package, which can be seen now that the automobile rolls entirely open, showing its seats with the Weissach insignia embroidered on the headrests of this machine.

General characteristics of the Porsche 718 Spyder RS ​​2023

To be honest, it's tough to recognize this automobile as an RS model to use because it lacks several distinguishing features, such as a wide rear spoiler. Because it is doubtful that this model will make it to the production line without one of the generous dimensions, the prototype in the photographs will grow until the time comes for it to obtain a wing capable of producing an aerodynamic load larger than that of the aforementioned Spyder. However, it should be noted that this duck-tailed wing, which is considerably more visible in this latest batch of images, fits him perfectly.

The rear diffuser and exhaust system appear to have been inherited from the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, while the wheels and brakes indicate that they are bigger and lighter than the normal Spyder. That being said, the only way to connect the protagonist of our images to the RS surname is through some previously unseen air intakes in the Boxster family, which are located behind the side windows, just where the soft top begins, and whose primary function will be to supply additional airflow to your naturally aspirated engine.

Technical specifications of the Porsche 718 Spyder RS ​​2023

It will have a six-cylinder boxer design with a displacement of 4.0 liters, producing significantly more power than the Porsche Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder. Remember, this engine is derived from the strong and amazing 911 GT3. It seems to reason that Porsche would equip this convertible beast with a 500-horsepower engine, comparable to that of the aforementioned Porsche Cayman GT4 RS, giving unique driving sensations and a magnificent song. As with the latter, all of the power will be sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It should be noted that the 718 Spyder may be equipped with a manual gearbox with the same number of gears, however, it appears that it will not be available in the RS form and that the PDK will be chosen, allowing greater and better use of the power of the opposing six-cylinder.

Range, price, and launch of the Porsche 718 Spyder RS ​​2023

It is unclear when this new version will be ready, but everything indicates that the German brand will continue testing throughout the year, with the model perhaps being unveiled towards the end of 2022 in teaser form or at the beginning of 2023. We'll be watching for his future moves as well as any leaks, however with these prophetic pictures, there's not much to hide.

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