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Porsche Doesn't Want 718 Cayman GT4 And Spyder Buyers To Know This


Don’t trade in your Porsche 718 Cayman or Boxster just yet.

Last month, Porsche unveiled the all-new 2020 Cayman GT4 and 718 Boxster Spyder. Both cars pack a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine producing 414 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque and an old-school six-speed manual transmission, which should satisfy purists. If, however, you own a standard four-cylinder 718 Cayman or Boxster and wish you had waited for the more powerful GT4 and Spyder to arrive, TechArt has a solution for you.

For a limited time only, the tuner is currently offering a new package deal for 718 Boxster and Cayman that upgrades the styling and performance up to GT levels.

The GT Package includes a new front spoiler with an integrated splitter. GTS models and 718 models featuring Porsche’s SportDesign Package also get a special multi-part front spoiler for even sportier looks. Elsewhere, the 718 Cayman gets a prominent GT-style fixed rear wing that looks like it belongs on a race car. Alternatively, the 718 Boxster and Cayman can be fitted with a smaller wing.

A wealth of carbon fiber parts are also available, including carbon airblades, side mirrors, side air intakes, and diffuser. Additional carbon options are also available for the interior.

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As for performance upgrades, TechArt offers power kits for 718 S and 718 GTS models. With the Techtronic power upgrades, the 2.5-liter flat-four turbocharged engine powering the 718 S is boosted to 395 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque, up from 345 hp and 310 lb-ft in the standard car. This power boost enables the tuned 718 S to sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 184 mph.

The 718 GTS, on the other hand, has been upgraded to 409 hp and 361 lb-ft compared to the standard model’s 361 hp and 317 lb-ft torque. 0-62 mph now takes just 3.8 seconds, making TechArt’s tuned 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS 0.6 seconds quicker than the 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder. The tuned 718 models also sit 1.18 inches lower to the ground and rides on lightweight 21-inch alloy wheels. Unfortunately, no pricing details have been announced for the tuning kits, but Techart does add every customization job is backed by a warranty. Chances are, the combined cost of the car and tuning kit will still be less than the 718 GT4 and Spyder.