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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS launched at Rs 2.54 crore | Autocar India

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The GT4 RS does 0-100 in 3.Four seconds and has a complete energy output of 500hp.

Porsche has launched the range-topping 718 GT4 RS in India at Rs 2.54 crore (ex-showroom, India). The GT4 RS sits on the very high of the 718 line-up, and in contrast to the GT4, the GT4 RS is on the market solely within the Cayman coupe bodystyle. 

  • Porsche Cayman GT4 RS will get 80hp greater than GT4
  • Comes solely with a 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission
  • GT4 RS obtainable solely in coupe bodystyle

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS: efficiency upgrades

The 718 Cayman GT4 RS is marginally lighter and considerably extra highly effective than the GT4. It will get the identical 4.0-litre naturally aspirated engine because the GT4, but it surely produces 80hp extra, taking the overall energy output to 500hp. Porsche claims that the 718 GT4 RS can propel itself from 0-100 in 3.Four seconds with a high pace of 315kph. 

The engine is paired solely with the 7-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox, whereas the GT4 additionally will get a 6-speed handbook. Porsche has managed to shed GT4 RS’ weight by utilizing carbon fibre strengthened plastic for the bonnet and entrance wings. Whereas the RS retains GT 4’s straps for door handles, the RS additionally will get a lighter rear windscreen. 

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS: aerodynamic updates

The GT4 RS encompasses a swan-necked rear wing, new air vents and adjustable entrance diffuser, together with a 30mm drop in experience top in comparison with the usual 718 Cayman. These adjustments, Porsche says, improve the downforce by 10 % in comparison with the GT4, and within the track-oriented efficiency mode, it additional goes as much as 60 %. The rear quarter glass has been swapped for enhanced airflow to the engine, which additionally leads to higher soundtrack, based on Porsche. 

Porsche 718 line-up in India 

Porsche sells the 718 in Cayman coupe and Boxter convertible. Normal 718s get a 300hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. Whereas the GTS variations get a 400hp, 4.0-litre six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, the GT4 variations get the identical engine with further 20hp. The GT4 is the one variant within the 718’s India line-up that’s obtainable with a 6-speed handbook transmission. Whereas the GT4 RS particularly received’t have any direct rivals in India, the Porsche 718 vary takes on vehicles just like the Jaguar F-Kind and BMW Z4.

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