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n4v4nod 01-24-2018 02:29 PM

982 GT4 Spyder?
 
Here is the latest mule spotting of the 982 Spyder... Notice that it is wearing the GT4 Wheels and Brakes (potentially Suspension as well)... This latest mule sports the GT4 Side Intake Scoops... The Diffuser is still covered with black tape to hide it's true visual. Also note that it is still wearing the 718 GTS front bumper. Like the 981, expect the bumpers between the Spyder and GT4 to be shared. The final 982 Spyder might not be named GT4, but the gap between the GT4 and Spyder seems to be closing.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...6107b77dee.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...11cbabf827.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b0e124a059.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...7a5d69c0be.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...f2552c5aad.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...86249e69dd.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...e408cc3e93.jpg

tq.3z 01-24-2018 02:39 PM

I really don't like the way the 718 looks lol.

NelsonF 01-24-2018 02:45 PM

Too bad someone could not report on the sound as it be would be very telling.

Dr.Bill 01-24-2018 02:45 PM

Looks like the turbo exhaust.
At least they haven't added center lock wheels!

CaymanSinAR 01-24-2018 03:03 PM

I just can't dig the styling of the Spyder and GT4. For any generation. Was really hoping to love the 718 Spyder and GT4 but they are still too garish for my taste. The "regular" 718s are aesthetic perfection.

I chose a 981 BGTS over the 718 solely because the overall experience mattered more to me than the looks. A shame the 3.4 of the 981 didn't make it into the 718. Would have been an easy sell. Curious as to whether I'll consider a 718 Sypder in the future if it comes with a NA flat six...

n4v4nod 01-24-2018 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by Dr.Bill (Post 14752080)
Looks like the turbo exhaust.
At least they haven't added center lock wheels!

Not Turbo Exhaust... Actually wider than the Turbo placement. It's a new configuration which is the same as the 982 GT4.

n4v4nod 01-24-2018 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by NelsonF (Post 14752078)
Too bad someone could not report on the sound as it be would be very telling.

I know... This is the 3rd siting with no video.

n4v4nod 01-24-2018 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by CaymanSinAR (Post 14752117)
I just can't dig the styling of the Spyder and GT4. For any generation. Was really hoping to love the 718 Spyder and GT4 but they are still too garish for my taste. The "regular" 718s are aesthetic perfection.

I personally feel the opposite from you... I prefer the Humps/Streamliner look over the the standard Boxster hatch. Looks are always subjective though and I respect differing opinions.
:thumbup:

n4v4nod 01-24-2018 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by tq.3z (Post 14752068)
I really don't like the way the 718 looks lol.

I'm still on the fence for the visual difference between the 981 and the 982... IMHO, I feel Porsche is moving the Spyder closer to the GT4 to create more demand? Same Engine, Suspension, Wheels, Tires, Bumpers/Diffuser and Interior. Question is if this is the right direction? Spyder praise has always been that the Spyder is a true drivers Porsche. Will this new strategy kill that???

il pirata 01-24-2018 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by Dr.Bill (Post 14752080)
Looks like the turbo exhaust.
At least they haven't added center lock wheels!

Here's the 718 GTS, obviously not the same.https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...4019cc97f1.jpg

n4v4nod 01-24-2018 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by il pirata (Post 14752166)
Here's the 718 GTS, obviously not the same.https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...4019cc97f1.jpg

I think he is referencing the Turbo Six from the 911 Carrera

Standard Exhaust:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...92d45633f2.png

Sports Exhaust:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...ec459fe078.png

Neither are the same as the GT4/Spyder configuration which is between the two:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...9ce75a6126.jpg

tq.3z 01-24-2018 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by 63A 981510 (Post 14752162)
I'm still on the fence for the visual difference between the 981 and the 982... IMHO, I feel Porsche is moving the Spyder closer to the GT4 to create more demand? Same Engine, Suspension, Wheels, Tires, Bumpers/Diffuser and Interior. Question is if this is the right direction? Spyder praise has always been that the Spyder is a true drivers Porsche. Will this new strategy kill that???

I don't think they're going to do this. The GT cars are all roofed vehicles and meant for racing. The Spyder isn't, and shouldn't be, IMO.

digitalrurouni 01-24-2018 04:04 PM

Damn I really like the aggression of that 718 Spyder. Looks great with those wheels too. I would not mind in the least bit if the difference between the GT4 and the Spyder was just in the roof!

il pirata 01-24-2018 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by 63A 981510 (Post 14752199)
I think he is referencing the Turbo Six from the 911 Carrera

Could be although we have been told by Porsche that it does not fit.

Suicide Jockey 01-24-2018 04:18 PM

Good stuff!

If GT4-style side intake scoops make it on to the 982 Spyder, then the 981 Spyder guys that added the scoops to their cars can take credit for showing Porsche the way. They were ahead of their time! :)


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