All-Black Porsche 718 Spyder Spotted at Factory, Looks Sleek

When the 718 generation showed up, this split opinions thanks to the turbo-fours replacing the naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxers of the old car. Fortunately, though, Porsche promised it would keep the N/A flat-six alive and we are now enjoying that in the 718 Spyder and the 718 Cayman GT4 (yes, the "Boxster" side of the convertible's name has been omitted).
All-Black Porsche 718 Spyder 1 photo
However, the 718 has done more for the Spyder than it has for the GT4 and that's because the first is now a true GT Division animal. So the open-air model no longer packs a slight downtune, nor does it lack the 911 GT3 suspension.

As such, we have even more reasons to fall in love with the mid-engined special. So, if you happen to have a special place in the garage that is your heart for this Porscha, you'll probably enjoy the example I've brought along.

The 718 Spyder comes in all-black configuration - many sportscar owners turn to the aftermarket look in search of a "murdered out" look, so this kind of dark spec is a big thing.

In case you're wondering, the machine has been caught on camera while inside the Zuffenhausen factory.

Of course, the GT-massaged 718 brothers aren't perfect. For one thing, the gearing of the otherwise splendid six-speed manual is still long. And while many cite stricter emission rules as the culprit, the PDK should be albe to deal with that. It's just that the German automotive producer still doesn't offer the dual-clutch tranny on these range-toppers.

Then again, Porsche has come up with an all-new 4.0-liter 420 hp engine for these sportscars, which is based on the TT 3.0-liter engine of the 992 Carrera (S).

Speaking of six-cylinder 718s, the rumors about Porsche working on a pair of such models that would be slotted below the GT4 and the Spyder are still hot...


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