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Old 11th December 2015, 10:53   #1
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Porsche has officially announced that the new Boxster and Cayman will be renamed to the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman in 2016. The cars have been named after the Porsche 718, which succeeded the Porsche 550 Spyder back in the 1950's and used its 4-cylinder engine to win accolades like three first place finishes from 1959-1960 at the Italian Targa Florio race in Sicily.

The names are also indicative of the new turbocharged flat 4-cylinder engines that will be used in the twins. The Roadster will be priced above the Coupé just like it has been done for the 911 range. The new 4-cylinder engines with forced induction have been developed to meet the increasingly stringent emission and efficiency norms. It remains to be seen if Porsche will continue to offer the option of a six-cylinder mill.

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Old 11th December 2015, 11:20   #2
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Fascinating indeed.
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The new 718 models

We are committed to the tradition of Porsche – and so we take one step back in order to take a leap into the dynamic future of our mid-engine Sports Cars. The 718 set standards on the race track. The new 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will now follow in its footsteps from the start of 2016. And the Porsche maxim still holds as true today as it did then: Intelligent Performance.

The next 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman generation also shows its motor sport origins in the model range designation "718" and interprets this tradition with newly developed vehicles and highly efficient engines.

Newly developed flat-four turbo engines

Following on the tradition of the 1957 718 with its flat-four engine, the 718 model range builds on this heritage with new flat-four turbo engines developed by Porsche. These powerful engines open up the next, breathtaking chapter in terms of the performance of our mid-engine Sports Cars.

The most important difference is preserved by means of the "Boxster" and "Cayman" names: one of the 718 models is open, the other closed. Both fulfil Sports Car dreams, enhanced by the absolute desire for uncompromising sportiness.
Source: http://www.porsche.com/specials/en-us/usa/718/

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The rumor mill in Stuttgart suggests the base Boxster and Cayman models will be powered by a 2.0-liter four with about 240 hp, while the S and GTS versions will get a 2.5-liter engine that will develop about 300 hp and 370 hp, respectively. The engines are all said to rely on a single fixed vane turbocharger.
Source: http://www.motortrend.com/news/farad...vada-ev-plant/
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I thought they might increase more power of Cayman & Boxster models in future, sure turbocharging was inevitable but downgrading the engine displacement to 2.0 litre?
Sigh.... The good old days of boxer engine. Them engine's balanced forces.. That natural sound.
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No ways, no ways.

I understand the benefits (primarily reputation) of downsizing and most manufacturers are going that way. But some cars need not downsize as they can still meet emission norms & their volumes are too small to make a difference anyway. A Porsche should have no less than 6 cylinders in the same way that an E-Class shouldn't ever be powered by a 3-cylinder.

The Cayman is current PURRRR-fect! Redlining a turbo-4 will never, ever be as satisfying as a smooth & creamy 6-cylinder. It just won't. And a 2.0 liter turbo? Holy cow, you can buy a Chevrolet Cruze with a turbo-4 2.0 liter engine.

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The rumor mill in Stuttgart suggests the base Boxster and Cayman models will be powered by a 2.0-liter four with about 240 hp
Diesel family saloons make more power than that! A $30,000 Accord V6 makes more power than that.

Of course, this will be a good way to separate the ever diminishing line between the 'cheap' Cayman and the expensive 911.

It's sad to see one of my favourite sports cars go down this route.
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It's sad to see the Naturally Aspirated Boxer6 motors die this way. I expected Porsche to defer the introduction of the turbo-motors for the time being and only bring them in the next-gen Cayman.

While the new turbocharged 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera (or the 991.2 if you will) has retained the characteristic Boxer6 burble at idle and lower RPMs, it just does not scream and howl all the way till 7.5k-8k RPM like the NA engines in the pre-facelift models.

It's no wonder that the limited number of Cayman GT4s were snapped up before they were showcased to the World.
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Finally, some engine numbers published somewhere. Here they are:-
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That’s a decent power hike – the outgoing 6-cyl 2.7-litre Boxster puts out 261bhp and the 3.4-litre Boxster S 311bhp. But it’s the increased torque (as much as 74lb ft model-for-model) that is the big story here, finally giving the Boxster the right kind of punch to back up its name. And that’s combined with a 15% reduction in average fuel consumption – which of course is the primary motivation behind jettisoning two cylinders.
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As before, there’s a choice of sweetly weighted manual gearbox or swift-shifting PDK twin-clutch auto. Main structural change is a re-engineered rear chassis cradle, to accommodate all the new plumbing and cooling, with an extra engine mount. Why not a smaller-displacement turbo’d flat-six? Because it simply wouldn’t have fit; Porsche tells us it was difficult enough to find space for the flat-four and all the extra plumbing and cooling.
Source: Read this for more details

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Porsche has unveiled the 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S. Powering the 718 Boxster is a 2.0L, turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 295 BHP and 380 Nm of torque. The 718 Boxster S gets a 2.5L, turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 345 BHP and 420 Nm of torque. The 718 Boxster models get a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard.

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While the new turbocharged 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera (or the 991.2 if you will) has retained the characteristic Boxer6 burble at idle and lower RPMs, it just does not scream and howl all the way till 7.5k-8k RPM like the NA engines in the pre-facelift models.
That's the sole reason for me to get the '15 model in Nov though my buying time frame was mid of this year. It just rev's free, no turbo spool sound, no hesitation. All Natural...
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Why Porsche Revived The 718:

The Porsche 718 isn't terribly well-known outside of Porsche geek circles, at least not compared to it's contemporaries, the 356 and the infamous 550 Spyder. Porsche's choice to revive this semi-obscure name for the next Boxster and Cayman, along with the decision to switch to turbocharged flat-four power, was bound to raise some eyebrows.

It's actually a clever move on Porsche's part, because the 718 was one of its most successful early race car and it was powered by - yep, you guessed it - a flat-four. The diminutive 718 gained a reputation as somewhat of a giant killer thanks to nimble handling that compensated for the power deficit compared with the V12 Ferraris it shared the track with.

Full article here: http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...vived-the-718/
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A 2 liter 4 cylinder mid engined Porsche sports car just sounds wrong at so many levels. The last gen Cayman was considered one of the best sports car even if it was a little overpriced, one of the main reason was the glorious flat 6 engine. If it was hurting the 911 sales so bad they should have killed it.

If Porsche follows the same route we can expect a microscopic 3 cylinder diesel Boxster by 2020.
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Here's a history lesson from Top Gear about Porsche and their tryst with the 4-cylinder engine.
You might call it blasphemy, but I call it chutzpah!

Porsche 356
This is, quite literally, where it all began. Ignoring the Type 64 racer, the 356 of 1948 was Porsche's first production car. All 356s were fitted with flat-four engines of varying displacements, origins and power outputs. Early ones made do with modified versions of the Volkswagen Beetle's flat-four, but Porsche upped the compression ratio, added twin carburetors and fitted lightweight aluminium cylinders to up the brake horsepower to something approaching, erm, 50.

Porsche 912
Essentially a then-new 911 body wrapped around a development of a late 356's 1.6-litre flat-four engine. Seen by many as a stopgap between the old 356 and the then-new six-cylinder 911, the 912 only lasted four years, despite actually outselling the 911 in 1966. It was briefly revived in the Seventies to bridge the gap between the 914 and 924.

Porsche 914
In the late Sixties Porsche decided to replace the 912. Meanwhile, Volswagen wanted to replace the Karmann Ghia with something a little less twee. So, the two companies paired up to develop the 914, the idea being it would be sold as a VW-Porsche in Europe and use an existing Volkswagen powerplant – a 1.7-litre flat-four from the VW Type 4 (think Passat, only before it was so-called). There was a six-cylinder version too, but few were sold.

Porsche 924
The thing with the 924 is that it was, until quite late in its development, supposed to be a Volkswagen. A product of the same VW/Porsche tie-up that spawned the commercially unsuccessful 914, VW effectively commissioned Porsche to develop a sports car using an existing VW 2.0-litre four and as many existing parts as it could. When VW backed out of the project, Porsche bought the rights, stuck one of its own badges on the front and put it on sale.

Porsche 944
Using a redeveloped 924 platform and a new 2.5-litre inline four (complete with a pair of balancer shafts to make it silky smooth), the 944 debuted in 1982 and lasted for nine years. Porsche added a turbocharger in 1985, upping power to 217bhp. By 1988, the 944 Turbo S was producing 247bhp, making it one of the fastest four-cylinder cars of its day.

Porsche 968
The last model in the 924/944/968triumvirate, the 968 was the last front-engined Porsche before the very first Cayenne, and the last proper four-cylinder Porsche before the 718. The engine was a Variocam-equipped development of the 944's. Now a massive 3.0-litres in capacity, it was the largest-capacity four-cylinder at the time. Porsche even did a stripped-out, lightweight track special called the Clubsport. Think 911 GT3.

Porsche Macan
Bit of an odd one, this. The Macan – Porsche's small, Audi Q5-based SUV – in its most basic form comes with the 2.0-litre turbo four from the Golf GTI. Nobody buys it, mind.

Porsche 718 Boxster
The Boxster, now with a blown flat-four in place of the lovely old six. 2.0-litres in the standard Boxster and 2.5-litres in the S, the pair represent a healthy power boost over the old naturally aspirated units. A standard Boxster now makes 296bhp, where once it made 261, and the S has been upped to 345bhp from 311.

Source: http://www.topgear.com/car-news/clas...cyl-porsches#1
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Porsche has unveiled the 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.

The 718 Cayman has the same turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine as the 718 Boxster. This 2.0-litre unit produces 295 BHP and 380 Nm of torque. The 718 Cayman S is powered by a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that develops 345 BHP and 420 Nm of torque. It has a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry.

Porsche claims that the 718 Cayman with PDK and the optional Sport Chrono Package sprints from 0 to 100 kph in 4.7 seconds, while the 718 Cayman S completes this sprint in 4.2 seconds. The claimed top speed of the 718 Cayman is 275 kph, while that of the 718 Cayman S is 285 km/h.

The 718 Cayman range comes with 330 mm and 299 mm disc brakes at the front and rear respectively. The 718 Cayman now uses the brake system that was previously used in the Cayman S. The 718 Cayman S, on the other hand, uses the four-piston callipers of the 911 Carrera combined with 6 mm thicker brake discs.

The cars feature bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights and redesigned tail lamps. LED headlights with four-point daytime running lights are available as an option. Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is available as a standard.

Porsche has started taking orders for the 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S. In Germany, prices for the 718 Cayman start at 51,623 Euros. Prices for the 718 Cayman S start at 64,118 Euros. Deliveries in European markets are scheduled to begin at the end of September 2016.

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