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Martini Spec Porsche 718 Spyder Was Born a Classic, Looks So Fresh

Yes, the image sitting before us is a mere rendering. However, you can be certain that, once the Porsche 718 Spyder gets out on the street, somebody's going to gift it with a Martini livery.
Martini Spec Porsche 718 Spyder: render 1 photo
For one thing, this color scheme was offered as a factory option on the 918 Spyder. And then the 991.1 911 GT3 RS came along, with plenty of Porschephiles opting to take their Neunelfer down this path.

Of course, the multitude of Martini 3RS toys meant fresh approaches were always in need and, thankfully, the aftermarket side of the industry never failed to deliver, as this Dirty Martini example comes to show.

Returning to the mid-engined toy we have here, this packs a classic approach, as the die-hard aficioandos among you have already noticed.

Truth be told, the 718 generation update has done more for the Speedster than it has for the Cayman GT4, even though the first lost the "Boxster" part of its name.

That's because the open-top model has also been welcomed into the family of full GT cars. As it is obviously the case with the coupe, the front axle is borrowed from the GT3, while the rear axle is an evolution of that used by the previous GT4.

Then there's the motivation: the Spyder is no longer downtuned compared to the GT4. The two machines are animated by an all-new naturally aspirated 4.0-liter boxer that German engineers developed based on the twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six found at the back of the 992 Carrera (S).

The unit delivers 420 ponies for the mid-engined specials, but we can only wonder what Zuffenhausen is preparing for the upcoming 992 Porsche 911 GT3, which is expected to pack north of 500 horses (after all, this was the output of the outgoing model). Speaking of which, it looks like we'll get the GT3 Touring Package from the get-go this time around.


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