The new Porsche 718 is one of the most exciting sports cars in Bakersfield. While the Porsche 718 is more than capable as a track machine, a luxurious interior and strong fuel economy also make it great for daily commuting. Beautiful styling gives you more reason to choose the new Porsche 718.
Porsche offers the new 718 in five trims: base, T, S, GTS and GT4. Several powertrains are offered. Unlike some other Bakersfield sports cars, the new 718 comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission. However, lower trim levels offer an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. Every new 718 features rear-wheel drive.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque comes standard. Drivers seeking more performance can step up to a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 350 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. New for 2020 is the 718’s 4.0-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine, which develops 394 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. Although this same engine is found on the range-topping GT4 model, it’s specially tuned to produce an extra 20 hp.
The 2020 Porsche 718 is especially efficient for such a powerful car. When equipped with the base engine and an automatic transmission, it can return up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.*
When it comes to handling, the 718 ranks among the segment’s best. Summer performance tires come standard. Available Porsche Torque Vectoring and a sport-tuned suspension further enhance agility. An adaptive suspension is also on the list of options. Drivers who desire a more aggressive sound can opt for a sport exhaust.
There’s no overlooking the Porsche 718’s sleek exterior design. Some eye-catching appearance upgrades are available. The base model offers an optional SportDesign package that outfits the car with unique front and rear fascias. A black rear wing and painted brake calipers are also available. Some of the bold exterior colors include Miami Blue, Racing Yellow and Lava Orange.
One of the Porsche 718’s best attributes is its comfortable interior. Supportive seats and excellent legroom ensure a relaxing drive. Heated/ventilated sport seats are available as an option. Several different upholstery colors are offered. All trims come loaded with technology features. The Porsche Communication Management system features a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay is available as an option. Porsche gives you two premium audio systems to choose from. Expect the 12-speaker Burmester stereo to produce an especially powerful sound.
While behind the wheel of the 718, advanced safety features help keep you secure. A backup camera and parking sensors come standard. If you encounter trouble on the road, an available Porsche Connect app provides automatic emergency assistance. Some of the optional accident-avoidance technologies include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane change assist and adaptive cruise control.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.