Porsche 718 GT4 and Boxster Spyder available with PDK by end of 2020

Porsche’s introduces option of a dual-clutch ‘box to widen the appeal of its Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder

Porsche has confirmed that our 2019 evo Car of the Year winner, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, and the 718 Spyder will be offered with the dual-clutch PDK gearbox by the end of 2020. 

This is the first time Porsche’s mid-engined GT4 and Spyder models have been offered with an automatic transmission and it should widen their appeal beyond that of the standard six-speed manual. 

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The new Cayman GTS 4.0 and Boxster GTS 4.0 will also be offered with both transmission options. These cars share the same basic 4-litre engine with only a slight power-drop over the more focussed and expensive GT4 and Spyder models, but have a less focussed chassis setup and more subtle styling.

Porsche’s GT division has a history with offering PDK transmissions on its high-performance models, creating quite the controversy when it released the 991-generation 911 GT3 with a PDK transmission and not the traditional manual. 

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Porsche reverted to offering an optional manual transmission on the 991.2 update (after initially releasing a very limited number of 911 Rs) alongside the dual-clutch, a move it has now applied to its mid-engined models. 

Prices of the GT4 and 718 Spyder PDK models have yet to be released, but expect a small rise over their £75,348 and £73,405 base prices, respectively. 

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