Porsche has now announced all the juicy details related to the PDK transmission on offer for the 718 Cayman GT4, 718 Boxster Spider and 718 Boxster / Cayman GTS 4.0 models.
All of these models have previously been sold exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, but with the optional seven-speed dual-clutch, Porsche has not only improved the models’ performance, but will also generate additional sales.
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Porsche says the 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spider models can fly 60 mph (96 km / h) in just 3.7 seconds with the PDK. This is much faster than a standard stick shift model that requires 4.2 seconds to reach the same mark. For the Boxster and Cayman GTS 4.0 models, they can hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds with the PDK hitting 4.3 seconds with the manual.
The German automaker’s PDK available for these 4.0-liter models has a slightly higher seventh gear ratio than the PDK available on other 718 models. Additionally, PDK-equipped variants benefit from an additional 8 lb-ft (10.8 Nm) of torque. The PDK also improves handling as Porsche paired it with a new limited-slip differential driven with higher locking values, resulting in 30 percent more grip in traction mode and 37 percent more grip in over-run mode. With better acceleration and even better handling, there is no doubt that PDK models will accelerate even around a racetrack.
Buying a model equipped with PDK comes at a slight premium. For the Boxster and Cayman GTS 4.0 models, this sticker adds $ 3,730 to the price. For the 718 Boxster Spider and Cayman GT4 models, the price increase is $ 3,210.