The new Porsche Cayman and Boxster will now be called 718

Porsche announced that the new generation of the Boxster and Cayman will adopt the name Porsche 718. In addition will be offered with Turbo engines of 4 cylinders.

Porsche-718Con the project of a sporty but small and accessible as archived, Porsche has just announced that its Boxster and Cayman will receive the denomination 718 from 2016, paying homage to the legendary racing car built between 1957 and 1962.

The choice of the new appellation is not accidental, since, like that car from the 1950s, renovated 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will get a four-cylinder engine with a turbocharger. However it is still early to know the details more specific about these new engine plants, although the information is unofficial, suggests that it is in units of 4-cylinder-opposed two to two, one of them 1.6-liter with over 200 HP, in addition to a 2.0 l with 290 HP and a 2.5 litres a power that could reach 400 horsepower.

beyond the new mechanical new series 718 you will also receive some modifications on a visual level, that surely will affect your front, with new headlights, bumpers and alloy wheels.

this would confirm that at the end Porsche is determined to leave his family of naturally aspirated engines in favor of a new series of turbo engines, which promise more efficiency and power, such as has already occurred with the renewed 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S.