After linking up with New York streetwear stalwart Aimé Leon Dore to unveil a 356 A collaboration, Porsche is calling for our attention once more to announce its all-new 2024 718 Spyder RS. The German automobile manufacturer confirms that this is the mid-engine roadster’s most powerful offering to date as it bears the naturally aspirated engine from the 911 GT3.
“With an engine taken directly from racing, the 718 Spyder RS offers a driving experience like no other,” says Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “Slicing around a tight corner with the top off and the engine soaring to 9,000 rpm is an experience you will never forget.”
Under the hood, you’ll find the GT3’s 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine which powers up the vehicle with 493 HP and 331 lb-ft of torque and allows you to reach 60mph in 3.2 seconds. Front trunk lids are engineered with carbon fiber and features a wide air outlet above the bumper for airflow redirection. Weighing in at approximately 3124 pounds, the car measures out to 59 pounds lighter than the PDK-equipped non-RS Spyder, and just nine pounds above the manual Spyder. It also is equipped with a manually-operated and lightweight soft top that consists of a sunshield and a weather protector.
Check out a closer look at the new Porsche 718 Spyder RS in the gallery above and note that it will release in Spring 2024 for $162,150 USD.