Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman: new name and new engines


Porsche just make it official, you point it well: 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, these will be the new names of the sports car two-door mid-engine Porsche launched soon after its imminent update, as we have seen in some spy photos.

In the future, both models will equip a few motors worthy of four-cylinder with turbocharger. The Roadster will be positioned at a price level that is above the Coupe such as the Porsche 911. When shall take effect this new name? During the year 2016.


Four-cylinder turbo, the track to the street

this new approach, follows a strategic plan to ensure the success of future models of Porsche. The future range of models 718 with his new thrusters continue with the approach presented in the Porsche LMP1 919, turbocharged four-cylinder and 2-liter displacement, with which finished first and second in the 24 hours of Le Mans,in addition to earning the title of manufacturer and driver in the World Championship Endurance WEC.

But this success comes from before the late 1950s, the Porsche 718, the successor of the Porsche 550 Spyder, was the summit in terms of engines, four-cylinder turbo was referring to.

And this was demonstrated by competing in The race 12 hours of Sebring in 1960 where he won against many competitors. In addition to the 718 won the first place in the legendary career of Italian Targa Florio in Sicily in 1959 and 1960, in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1958,