Wow this is a pretty nice surprise. If I was in the market I'd still be torn between this and a 991.2 T. I love this because of the lower entry price N/A engine, but the T has immense tuning potential because of the turbos...
Nice. Just sucks for the 4-cyl. GTS owners, their investments just lost a lot of value.
Also, the 718 moniker doesn't make sense here. They introduced it when the Cayman/Boxster dropped two cylinders. There was that 718 race car back in the '60s which was also a 4-cylinder, so the 718 model name was given to the Boxster/Cayman to say "hey look, we've had racecars that were 4-cyl. boxers". But now some 718's are 6-cylinders.
This may do well to help place me into a used 718 in a years time...4 banger turbo be damned, I just want nimble, nice, put together and less than an arm and a leg.
I never had issue with the 4-cyl GTS on the track, but the 4.0 will sound ever better, so that works.
Then again I have/had 4-cyl flat engines so I don't mine the soundtrack of the flat turbo 4.
Plus ecconomies of scale work for maximizing the return on the new 4.0....everyone wins
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been hearing we would start seeing GPF's on direct injection gasoline cars for a while now. is this one of the first models are there more currently on the market?Originally Posted by Porsche
it doesn't appear these require an active regen cycle like a diesel particulate filter, but interesting nonetheless.
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I'm obviously biased as an owner of a 718, but the turbo 4 absolutely didnt' "ruin" the car. The only thing that isn't better about the 718 over the flat 6 981 is the engine sound. Every model of the 718 is faster, and has better/bigger brakes than the predecessor model. For a turbo car the power delivery is even fairly novel; you're not getting that 1800rpm torque plateau you get in a GTI or any other 2.0L turbo 4. These motors pull to 7500 rpm (well, at least the base car and the GTS do...the S does fall off at bit up top).
I also strongly doubt that resale on the turbo 4 cars will be impacted much by the addition of the GTS 4.0. We're talking about totally different buyers and price ranges. a 2017 base 718 is at best a mid-$50K car, whereas a mildly optioned GTS 4.0 will likely be around $80K. They're not even in the same ballpark and I don't foresee a bunch of cross shopping between the two. (It also isn't as if 2016 Cayman/Boxsters sell for a premium over 2017s.) Maybe someone trying to dump a used 2019 GTS after the GTS 4.0 rolls out is going to feel some pain, but otherwise I see this being like any other new model/trim rollout.
That said, I definitely want a GTS 4.0
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