The first image of the Porsche 718 Spyder GT4 RS has leaked online. We get our first glimpse of what is said to be the last petrol-powered 718 Spyder courtesy of a magazine scan.
As expected the 718 Spyder GT4 RS looks similar to its coupe version, the Cayman GT4 RS. The car gets a carbon bonnet with NACA ducts and a sporty front bumper with an extended splitter element. Being the hot version, it also gets Porsche’s centre-locking wheels.
The track-focused 718 Spyder will share its powertrain with the coupe. It’s the same 4.0-liter flat-six motor from the 911 GT3, which puts out 493 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque. It will be mated to a 7-speed PDK and won’t be offered with a manual transmission.
The 718 Spyder GT4 RS will also receive the same chassis upgrades as the coupe. These include a lowered ride height courtesy of Bilstein dampers and stiffer springs all around. The car will also feature stiffer anti-roll bars and 20-inch centre-lock wheels.
Porsche is expected to take the wraps off the 718 Spyder GT4 RS in a few hours from now. It will be produced in limited numbers and is expected to cost more than the 718 Cayman GT4 RS.