What is it like to live with the 300 hp 2.0 flat-four engine?
Here on forever manual. my name is mike petrovsky. quick disclaimer. within next few minutes of this video you may see other people driving my car. so i had to ask my friends for a favor what a surprise, they didn’t say no. i bet you wouldn’t refuse either. i was foremost interested in its engine’s performance. and then everyone went
Straight to the praising the chassis. question — does this two-liter boxer-motor the engine produces decent amount of boost thanks to basically the same turbocharger, so the car not only makes plenty of mid-range torque, but it also has a funny slightly old-school turbo you actually don’t need rev it that
High, but anyway… the most exciting part is to get it’s not a kick really, but once the boost is there, when it’s already rolling the 718 is definitely faster than the 981 cayman and the mid-range acceleration is probably even i saw my car pulling from the slow you just need a bit of time to get it going really. in case
Of uncertainty in which is which there is a link to the engineering explained in short the boost threshold is an engine rpm level where the and the turbo lag is a delay when above boost threshold people tend to use the therm ‘turbo lag’ for but i want my explanation to be precise, because the turbo lag for example at
Higher rpms is reasonable throughout the range especially in the sport mode. the boost threshold is so high, that it makes such a thing as blistering takeoff it was reading nothing close to factory claimed 5.4 seconds yeah, if the grip is any good — and it usually is you’ll destroy the clutch sooner than
You’ll get a decent time. straight line acceleration from standing but then nobody buys manual porsche for as soon as the engine reaches 2500 rpm the pace is generally there. but getting there from standing still requires patience. and even more so if you want to accelerate, let’s the car always needs a couple of seconds to build up
The boost. i was surprised when it struggled to take off almost as badly. primary buys you better top-end performance being a more serious machine the s is slightly quieter, more humble. the base model tries to sound angry as it’s more what fascinates me is how naturally the base 718 fits into the urban environment as the 2020
Study conducted by tom tom navigation shows, there is not much space to rev the engine within city limits. so most of the time in addition to using more responsive throttle mapping, to help maintain the boost while the next gear is being selected. in a relaxed manner without falling out of the torque range.
And a slightly higher idle speed at 1000 rpm the car doesn’t need to be particularly loud around here either. nevertheless it sounds nice enough to fulfill the urge for a roar these moments are usually too you should know that it sounds differently from inside than outside. the intake, the turbo, the auxiliaries, the and
Even if the artificial sound generator is on it just covers all the interesting details you may hear without it. you get caught by surprise listening to you just don’t hear your car this way even with the windows down. so, yeah, the two-liter 718 does make a decent the way it barks upon the cold start is joyful by the way i heard
That the porsche sports exhaust and i had mine already changed under the and it still rattles every time when closes briefly at 2000 rpm. but there is no real analog for it in the modern days. anyway… whilst lacking the sound which allows you to lay a quick path through no need for high revs. shift more often, fly quietly.
The long-geared manual transmission changes the experience entirely. the secret of happy city driving lies in your a gear you wouldn’t normally consider using for overtaking. because it goes up to 80 kph — it’s almost 50 miles an hour! well, considering that it’s the only the first went up to 150 back then, over 90 miles an hour.
I mean of course you can do an entire lap of the racetrack but the fourth, fifth and the sixth — i would prefer the top gear to have taller ratio since the engine has to run like they must to spend an entire life on the second. look! i’m cruising on sixth doing just 80. i’ve got the gt4 short shifter
Installed as an experiment. the point is that the shifter and the gearbox are and this particular setup feels like a sweet shorter throws of a gt4 with lighter engagement actions of the base 718. and the self-centering spring is also slightly as well as the general wobbliness of the shifter less noticeable. yet i absolutely recommend
The gt4 short shifter actually the only non-gt cars that have it from the factory are t models. by the way after everything what i’ve done i mean still the base one gives you more freedom speccing your car. but as long as you keep the t basic, it really stands out. okay, but is there anything i don’t like about my car?
Although the clutch bites almost at the bottom, this time however they tried to make the i don’t mind that either. but there is a flip side to that coin. the counter-force which provides you with feedback to a level, in fact, that makes feedback you might think you’ve let it go completely, but you haven’t just yet.
And i stall it sometimes — even after 10 months of using. because the shitty hold function isn’t always on when you need it. on the one hand it’s challenging because the second item in the list of things i this dual-zone climate control is not one of i have to adjust both the temperature it is far from being effective
In the hot summer unless you something that just doesn’t occur on a hot day by the flow-generated noise you can tell that the but if you let it pass you by, it when it’s raining the windshield gets misted quite frequently. but on a day like this all you need is to stay warm, it warms up quickly — which is very
Convenient compared to the cayman has more treats to warm up your heart during the cold season. it’s not only becomes quieter and rides more comfortably, yeah, soft tyre compound makes the cayman to understeer more but if it is right, then it adds some yaw momentum and with the manual car you have a little bit
Because you always can disengage the clutch which is quite crucial at the beginning of the slip. in fact the transformation is so appealing, i know that the winter driving may affect the resale value in a bad way. however keeping the balance while even the acceleration gets funnier gets deformed every time when you increase
The torque. i can take it to the track and really push it to the just remind yourself that there is a chinese version so this one may be the cheapest but definitely not the slowest. and i came to the conclusion that i just got lucky with this car. i have bought the porsche which is perfectly suited i hope getting familiar with
My experience will if you want to hear more about the base 718, thank you very much for watching this and i’ll see you next time.