Beyond that I don't see this changing the resale market for 718s to any meaningful extent. The '18-19 GTS will continue to command a premium over the S, which will command a premium over the base car. I just don't see someone in the market for a used 2.5T GTS cross shopping a new GTS 4.0 when the prices aren't likely to be remotely in same neighborhood. We'll ultimately find out what happens to resale value over the long term I guess...
I have a suspicion that many folks with strong negative opinions on the turbo 4 haven't actually driven one. Though it will certainly end up sounding better, but I'm not sure the GTS 4.0 will end up being meaningfully (or any) faster than the 2.5T GTS.
With regard to the GPF, the North American GT4s don't have them, so I'd assume the GTS 4.0's for North America won't get them either. Car and Driver had a blurb in their GT4 article on how the North American muffler uses the same stamping as the euro muffler, but ours just lacks all/some of the GPF hardware.
Jesus Christ, just use an asterisk and a footnote.The new two-seaters are powered by the same 294 kW (400 PS; 718 Boxster GTS 4.0: Fuel consumption combined 10.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 246 g/km; 718 Cayman GTS 4.0: Fuel consumption combined 10.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 246 g/km) four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine that is used in the 718 Spyder and the 718 Cayman GT4.
That's just it. The media and forum folks are quick to dismiss it because someone somewhere told them it sounds like garbage. Ok, cool, but have you driven one? Rhetorical question, because we know the answer is no. You won't even know it's a 4-pot behind you once you are actually pushing it. Also, unplugging the SOUNDAKTOR makes a *HUGE* difference in regard cabin sound. The actual engine sounds pretty nice when it isn't dubbed over by that awful fake sound.
This sounds tasty. I'll take one in Amazon blue with the black interior.
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For some (me) it isn’t about cost, investment preservation, fuel consumption, power, torque, whateveryouwanttoputhere....
It’s about the noise a Flat6 makes.
I can 100% say that the fun-factor if the 4cyl GTS would be nuts
But I need the noises.
Autoline said the n/a 4.0 is an Inline-6. Does that make sense?
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And since the n/a 4.0 is a GTS performance model, shouldn't Porsche call it a Turbo?
YouTube is not a medical device.
The only downside to this car is that I think you're still going to want the Sharkwerkes lower gears, just to redline that engine more often . . .
I wonder if Ferrari is feeling the heat to bring back an NA V8 as well? Porsche clearly got an ear full on their turbo all the things strategy . . .