Safety 718 Spyder

Porsche 718 Spyder - Safety

Safety

In the midst of irrationality – we can also be extremely sensible. Not just for quality and sustainability but also when it comes to the most important thing: your safe arrival.

Brakes

They say with great power comes great responsibility. That’s when the brakes of the new 718 Spyder, derived directly from the 911 GT3, come into play. Specifically, front six-piston, rear four-piston Aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers with Red finish. For greater inherent stability and faster response when applying and releasing the brake, even under extreme loads. The composite brake discs, adapted to the high power output, have a 380mm diameter at the front and rear. They are internally vented and crossdrilled for high thermal load and good responsiveness – even in the wet.

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Motorsport tested: the optionally available Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). With their particularly large brake disc diameters, 410mm at the front and 390mm at the rear, they offer even greater braking performance. The use of six-piston Aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston Aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the rear all with Yellow finish, ensures extremely high, and above all constant, braking pressure. PCCB enables shorter braking distances in even the toughest road and race conditions. The main benefit of the ceramic braking system is its extremely low weight. The brake discs are approximately 50% lighter than cast-iron discs of a similar design and size.

As well as enhancing driving performance and fuel economy, this reduces unsprung and rotating masses. Which results in better roadholding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads.

Passive safety

The safety concept consists of a stiffness optimisation of the body construction, two-piece roll-over protection and two full-size airbags that go off in two stages depending on the type and severity of the accident. Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP), comprising side impact protection elements in the doors, thorax airbag integrated into the side bolster of each seat and head airbag for driver and passengers in each door panel ensures additional protection. In short: greater safety – even with an open hood.

Light systems

So that you always know what’s coming towards you, the new 718 Spyder is fitted with tinted Bi-Xenon main headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as standard. LED main headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) are optionally available.

Porsche Safety - 718 Spyder concept

718 Spyder concept

Porsche Safety - Design and aerodynamics

Design and aerodynamics

Porsche Safety - Hood

Hood

Porsche Safety - Performance

Performance

Porsche Safety - Transmission

Transmission

Porsche Safety - Chassis

Chassis

Porsche Safety - Wheels and tyres

Wheels and tyres

Porsche Safety - Interior design

Interior design

Porsche Safety - Spyder Classic interior package

Spyder Classic interior package

Porsche Safety - Safety

Safety

Porsche Safety - Navigation and infotainment

Navigation and infotainment

Porsche Safety - Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur