New name, engines and prices

Stuttgart, December 9, 2015

Porsche will set a different direction for the Boxster and Cayman models from the model change in the year 2016th The two vehicles operate in the future under the model names 718 Boxster and Cayman 718. In addition, the mid-engine sports enthusiasts fall the Dowsizing trend victim and must be separated from its six-cylinder engines ?? clever hiding under the guise of motorsport tradition.

The motorsport as a pioneer in the technique

The new models of the 718er series fired in the future of turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engines. That Porsche can build such engines, proved the Zuffenhausen 2015 at the 24 - hour race at Le Mans and in the World Sportscar Championship, where the Porsche 919 Hybrid has established itself as a permanent winner ?? also with a four-cylinder turbo.

Name with History

The name of the series ?? 718 ?? is derived from the mid-engined race car 718, the successor to the legendary 550 Spyder. End of the 50s the small Renner was celebrating with his four-cylinder Boxer several successes in Le Mans, the European Hill Climb Championship and at the Targa Florio.

Cayman future favorable than Boxster

With the model change also the pricing policy for the future equally powerful Boxster and Cayman models will change. Similar to the 911, the Boxster roadster version will be more expensive than the coupe version Cayman. Since the market launch of the Cayman in 2005 this has always been more expensive than the 1996 Boxster ?? introduced an anomaly in the automotive world. In the current model generation of the price difference in the basic version is just under 500 Euro in favor of the Boxster. Both vehicles will be launched during the year 2016th ( mf )