The Porsche 718 yet to debut in late 2016
The sports cars Porsche Cayman and Boxster family after the generations upgrade will receive the designation of 718.
Earlier it was reported that the name 718 should go to low-cost sports car, which will take place in the model lineup on the step below “Caiman” and “Boxster”. However, the fall Porsche announced that the company has once again decided to abandon the creation of such models.
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2016 Porsche 718 – not a cheap sports car
Earlier it was reported that the German company Porsche is planning to release an inexpensive sports car, which will build on the Cayman and Boxter base . According to preliminary information, the new product was named Porsche 718. Porsche named it in honor 718-th four-cylinder racing car built in 1957 -1962 years. Weight of 718 model will be 1190 kg, it is much more than the original 718 weight of those years, which amounted to 570 kg, but less than a Boxster with a soft top and a six-cylinder engine that weighs 1310 kg. Incidentally Cayman weighs about the same, i.e. about 1300 kg.
Originally planned that the new 718 will release in a few bodies, however, the representatives of Porsche announced that they intend to leave only the Roadster. The 2016 Porsche 718 installs petrol turbo engines, which will be issued 250hp to 365 horsepower. Assume a choice of two gearboxes: robotized and manual.
The model Porsche 718 was announced to go on sale in 2016. The approximate price was set to € 39,000.
Now, however, company executives decided to turn this project, as reported officially one of the heads of “Porsche” Hutz. As said Mr. Hutz, in the lineup of “Porsche” there should be no cars in class lower than the “Boxster” model. This can have a very negative impact on the image of a luxury German auto brand.
“In the lineup of “Porsche” there should be no cars in class lower than the “Boxster” model. This can have a very negative impact on the image of a luxury German auto brand” says one of the Porsche head.
Porsche is giving the 2016 Porsche 718 name for the next-gen Cayman and Boxter
Porsche plans to rename the base Boxter and Cayman sports cars after the upgrade of their generation. Successors of the roadster and coupe will be released under the name 2016 Porsche 718. The idea of renaming the new Cayman and Boxster partly connected with the point that the basic versions of this model will be cheaper than the present members of the family.
Article about the 2016 Porsche 718 has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is actual information.
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2016 Porsche 718 engines and transmissions
In the engine lineup of the subsequent Boxster and Cayman will include turbocharged 4-cyl engines with direct injection. The smallest in the line will be a 1.6L engine with an output of 210 horsepower.
In addition, the sports car will be offered with the 2.0L and 2.5L “four”, which return will be around 290HP and 365HP respectively. The motors will be able to work together with a “robot” with two clutches or a manual gearbox.
Porsche is developing a sports version of the 2016 Porsche 718 – Boxster Club Sport
The press service of the automaker Porsche shared with reporters interesting information that at present the company is working on creating a sports modifications of the famous Porsche Boxster Roadster. It is likely that the new product will assign the name with the prefix Club Sport.
Specific information about the technical characteristics of the model are not reported yet. However, according to experienced insiders Porsche 718 Club Sport will be driven by motor, the power of which, will not exceed the capacity of the top models of the brand Porsche Boxster GTS, which, recall, is 325HP.
Porsche engineers intend to reduce weight of insiders Porsche 718 Club Sport by getting rid of unnecessary, according to experts, details the installation of climate control, Autocomplex and even the handles on the doors. Most likely, the world community will get acquainted with the new product in 2016 in the auto show in Frankfurt.
2016 Porsche 718 release date
It is expected that the Porsche 718 family will debut in late 2016, and car sales will start in 2017.
Release date: late 2016
While it remains unclear whether there will be the six-cylinder powerplant in the motor range of sports cars. The existing Boxster and Cayman are available with a 2.7L and 3.4L opposite “six”, developing from 265HP to 340HP.
2016 Porsche 718 video review
Photo of 2016 Porsche 718
- Engine Type : coming soon
- Engine Size : coming soon
- Cylinders : coming soon
- Max. Torque : coming soon
- Max. Power : coming soon
- Pwr:Wgt Ratio : coming soon
- Bore & Stroke : coming soon
Prices, specifications, options, features 2016 Porsche 718 to change without notice.