They’re both thoroughbred sports cars, but the demands on them are very different. Here, the
The T stands for touring—since model year 1968, this letter code has indicated a
The 718 T’s lower seating position is immediately noticeable on the track. The PASM sport chassis with transverse lock in conjunction with the twenty-inch wheels—exclusive to the 718 T in titanium gray—noticeably improves handling. Sports seats provide optimal comfort. And what is described as a “basic engine” on paper turns out to be either an effortlessly well-mannered or masterfully uncompromising drive package with the attitude of a high-performance athlete on the open country road, depending on one’s preference.
On the racetrack, completely different virtues are the order of the day. At 313 kW (425 hp), the 3.8-liter, six-cylinder boxer engine of the 718
In comparison with its predecessor, the 718
End of the first test-drive. The two photogenic models return and come to a stop at the edge of the track. Then the ten cylinders are silenced, and in the future they’ll be traveling separately—four for the road, six for the racetrack. Both carrying
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. From September 01, 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 01, 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.