Porsche 718 GT4, Spyder, And T Models Are Dead For 2024

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The news was expected, but now we have confirmation.

UPDATE: CarBuzz reached out to Porsche North America for additional clarification and we received this response:

"The 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder, along with the 718 Boxster and Cayman T models have enjoyed critical acclaim and been a success with our customers. Limited production phases are a natural part of the process and part of the overall product strategy. With the 2024 model year these models will run out of production while all other models will continue."

A post from a user called GTSpyder on Porsche forum rennlist.com has revealed several updates to the 718 range for the 2024 model year, and the big news is that the 718 T, Spyder, and GT4 models have been discontinued.

This is not much of a surprise, as Porsche has the GT4 RS on sale and a 718 RS Spyder on the way. There are also other GTS 4.0 models to fill the gap left by the 'regular' GT4 and Spyder. The 718 T's disappearance is not cause for concern either, as this was little more than an admittedly comprehensive package applied to the base-model 2.0-liter Cayman and Boxster.

Other updates to the range refer to the Style Edition Boxster and Cayman, the GTS 4.0 models, the S variants, and the entry-level models. Among these, the discontinuation of a CD player and numerous changes to the color palette.

2020-2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Front View Driving Porsche

The post revealed that three exterior colors and two interior offerings have been lost. Carrara White Metallic, Python Green, and Aventurine Green Metallic have all been removed from the range, along with the Natural Leather interiors in Espresso and Espresso/Cognac. The changes to the cabin color options come into effect as of the end of November this year, while the exterior updates have already been implemented. Porsche also makes mention of updates and improvements to the Porsche Carbon Ceramic Braking option on 718 GT4 RS models. We suspect this will be available to existing owners.

Porsche has revised the entire 718 range with small changes, likely in an effort to streamline production and avoid options that are rarely selected, as it notes some options are still constrained by supply issues.

2020-2023 Porsche 718 Spyder Frontal Aspect Porsche

Porsche is also working on an all-electric replacement for the 718 Boxster and Cayman twins, based on some of the technology previewed by the Mission R Concept. This will help the automaker hedge its bets as the debate over synthetic fuel and combustion rages on, allowing the 911 to remain combustion-powered for as long as possible.

But that's not to say we won't see more enthusiast-focused 718 models before the model goes electric. Without providing specifics, company CEO Oliver Blume said that there would be new limited editions and new bespoke customization options in 2023. Perhaps some of those are coming to the 718 twins.

2020-2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Aft View Porsche
2020-2023 Porsche 718 Spyder Aft View Porsche

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