Porsche 718 Boxster bows out with 493bhp Spyder GT4 RS

Production numbers will not be strictly limited, and nor has Porsche put an end date on production of the new variant. UK pricing has yet to be confirmed, but a list price in Germany of €151,215 suggests it will land here at somewhere above £130,000, commanding a small premium over its coupé sibling.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in July, following the car’s public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. 

Q&A: Markus Atz, project manager, Porsche GT cars

What reaction do you expect to the final ICE 718?

“I think it will be an instant classic because it’s the last combustion-engined 718 model line – and the pinnacle of it… Twenty-five years ago, the 986 Boxster started with 204hp. Now we have 500hp in the same package – nearly – as 25 years ago. So that was really good, and fast, development in 25 years.”

Why does it have to be the final ICE 718?

“Euro 7 sets in in mid-2025 and there was a decision of whether we would develop the engine according to the Euro 7 regulations, or change the model line to battery-electric drive. The 911 will stay with a combustion engine. And the 718 then, probably, is the battery-electric alternative, depending on the market.”

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