Porsche 718 Spyder Owner’s Guide

Four liter flat-six – check. Drop top – check. Ridiculous speed and pure driving enjoyment – check and check.

The 718 Spyder isn’t simply a step up from the 718 Boxster in the power department. You won’t find all the electronics and automatic adjustments that let the car do all the work. Instead, the 718 Spyder is all about engaging the driver and giving them control. 

Interested in driving the track-ready Porsche 718 Spyder in Austin? Here’s a little more on what to expect.

The Porsche 718 Spyder Model Essentials

Many drivers consider the Porsche 718 Spyder to be the convertible version of the 718 Cayman GT4, and in many regards it is. But the Spyder is for drivers that can’t get enough of the open road. The ones that always dreamed of owning a drop-top sports car that would drop jaws. It’s definitely a beauty of a car, but the way it handles is equally beautiful. 

Porsche 718 Spyder Performance 

If you thought naturally aspirated flat-six engines were on their way out, think again. Porsche engineers designed the 718 Spyder for drivers that enjoy driving – not sitting back and relying on the vehicle to optimize itself.

Drivers note that even when you’re pushing the 718 Spyder it always feels controlled. It flies off the line, and the braking is just as impressive. The suspension is dialed-in perfectly to make the ride extra smooth. The one area where there is room for performance improvement is the roof. It’s a bit complicated to operate, which will mean more open-air driving. 

Like the 718 Cayman GT4, the 718 Spyder has the automatic transmission PDK option with the late 2020 models. 

Performance specs and features for the new Porsche 718 Spyder include: 

Porsche 718 Spyder Pricing

For $96,300 you can get a base model Porsche 718 Spyder. Add carbon-ceramic brakes, the Spyder Classic interior package or other options and that price tag goes into six figures. 

Tech Features in the New Porsche 718 Spyder Model

The Porsche 718 Spyder isn’t meant to be the most teched-out model. After all, Porsche is going back to the basics with a sports car that handles like it’s predecessors from 20 or 30 years ago. But Porsche did include a number of key tech features that add functionality and comfort.

The new Porsche 718 Sypder model is equipped with: 

Porsche 718 Spyder Repair in Austin

Now for the question that every driver wants to know – how reliable is the Porsche 718 Spyder model? Repairs are a part of car ownership no matter what vehicle you own, but the 718 Spyder is too new to know exactly what issues will need to be addressed. However, our techs do have insight on potential repair needs in Austin based on similar models. 

The 918 Spyder has been a part of a few high-profile recalls, but so far since it’s release the 718 Spyder hasn’t had the same issues. The 718 Boxster has been involved in seven recalls from December 2016 and July 2019. 

Common Porsche 718 Spyder Maintenance in Austin

If you’re familiar with the 718 Boxster, then you probably already know a little about the Spyder’s maintenance needs. Starting at 7,500 miles there are 12 regular maintenance measures that need to be taken. They include:

At German Auto Center we specialize in Porsche 718 Spyder service in Austin. Our team of techs has over 100 years of experience collectively. They can handle any Porsche 718 Spyder repair, maintenance or performance upgrade. Give us a call to schedule an appointment!

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