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  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

    Porsche's 718 line finally receives 6-cylinder power with the Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder.

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots and video

    Porsche is close to revealing a new generation of the Cayman GT4 with a flat-6 engine and over 400 horsepower.

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Touring Package spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Touring spy shots

    Porsche booted the flat-6 engine from the Boxster and Cayman when it updated the cars for 2017, and added a 718 to their names in the process. However, the automaker will add back a flat-6 for upcoming 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 models due later this year, and our latest spy shots suggest...

  • 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T
    Porsche reportedly plans electric 718 sports car by 2022

    Porsche is developing an electric 718 sports car for launch around 2022, Autocar reported on Tuesday. Prototype 718s with electric powertrains are being developed alongside one with a hybrid powertrain, the British publication has learned from Porsche CEO Oliver Blume. “We have prototypes of...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Touring spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Touring spy shots

    Porsche booted the flat-6 engine from the Boxster and Cayman when it updated the cars for 2017, and added a 718 to their names in the process. However, the automaker will add back a flat-6 for upcoming 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 models due later this year, and our latest spy shots suggest...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 tipped with flat-6, available DCT

    Fans of the manual gearbox, rejoice! Porsche seems keen on ensuring that pure driving pleasure remains a core competency of its upcoming 718 Cayman GT4. However, for buyers after the speed and ease that only a dual-clutch transmission can offer, Porsche looks to have them covered as well. CAR...

  • 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car

    Porsche is preparing a successor to the awesome Cayman GT4, based on its updated 718 Cayman, but prior to the car's arrival in the coming months the German firm has shown the racing variant: the 2019 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The race car provides plenty of clues for the upcoming road car, namely the choice of powertrain, in this case a 3.8-liter flat-6 generating 425 horsepower, or 40 hp more than before. Torque measures at 313 pound-feet, up 3 lb-ft. The mid-mounted engine is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission and sends drive to the rear axle, which features a mechanical...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spy shots and video

    Porsche’s 718 Boxster and Cayman received the GTS treatment for 2018, but this doesn't represent the end of the road for performance tuning of Porsche's entry-level sports car. The German sports car marque is currently working on the next rung up the ladder, the new 718 Boxster Spyder and...

  • 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T
    Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T bring pure driving thrills

    Porsche has expanded its 718 lineup with the new Boxster and Cayman T sports cars. The T in the name stands for "Touring" and dates back to the 1968 Porsche 911 T, which Porsche revived earlier this year with the 2018 911 Carrera T. It also represents a more purist take on the driving experience...

  • Vonnen Performance Porsche Hybrid system
    A $75,000 kit will turn a Porsche 911, Cayman, or Boxster into a hybrid

    Porsche doesn't build a 911, Cayman, or Boxster with hybrid power, but a company by the name of Vonnen Performance will change that. Vonnen is an offshoot of Porsche suspension specialist Elephant Racing, and Road and Track recently spoke with the company to learn more about its upcomming...

  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car concept
    Porsche 718 Cayman rally car concept makes debut

    Porsche's rally cars of the 1980s are the stuff of legends. We're talking cars like the 911 SC RS and 959 Group B heroes. While Porsche has focused more on the race track than the dirt track in recent years, you'll still find modern Porsches at rally races around the globe. These are typically...

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    Mercedes-AMG mulls baby sports car to take on Porsche 718

    Mercedes-AMG could build a baby sports car to take on the Porsche 718 as well as fill the void of the Mercedes-Benz SLK, which is expected to be phased out after the current generation. Officials at AMG are yet to confirm that such a car is in the works, but Autocar, citing an anonymous source at...

  • 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS first drive

    Born into a prizewinning family, the 2018 Porsche 718 GTS may never be the champion of anything—not in the Porsche lineup at least. That doesn’t mean it’s not a winner. The 2018 Porsche 718 GTS adds 15 horsepower and 8 pounds-feet of torque above the Cayman S or Boxster S, cuts 0.4 inches from the ride height from either, and stops quicker on stickier Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 235/35ZR20 front and 265/35ZR20 rear rubber. DON'T MISS: 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots The GTS is no lightweight—the Cayman GTS weighs 88 pounds more than the base coupe, or 44 pounds more...

  • 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car spy shots
    2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car storms Monza

    Porsche motorsport engineers headed to Italy's Monza circuit in late April to conduct early tests of several race cars coming for 2019. Among them was the racing version of the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 road car, which is expected to carry the Clubsport name of its predecessor (shown below). There...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 teaser image
    Porsche CEO says there will never be an all-electric 911, but maybe 718

    Porsche has big plans to electrify its vehicle portfolio in the years to come, but said plans will not include a purely electric 911. According to a report from Automotive News Europe published last Sunday, Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO, told reporters at the company's annual results conference that...

  • 2018 Porsche 718 GTS
    New Porsche 718 Boxster GTS, Cayman GTS are here; are surprisingly reasonable

    Follow us on this one Porsche fanatics. On Tuesday, Porsche announced the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS models complete with a handful of upgrades, including a slightly more powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-4 that makes 365 horsepower. The Boxster GTS starts at...

  • 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS spy shots

    The current Porsche Boxster and Cayman were morphed into the new 718 line when the vehicles received their respective mid-cycle updates in 2017. Porsche is now readying the next stage of performance for the 718 line, the GTS models. A prototype for the 718 Boxster GTS was spotted in July. Today we...

  • 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS spy shots

    Porsche is cooking up the next level of performance for its 718 range. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for the new 718 Boxster GTS. Compared to the regular 718 Boxster, the prototype is wearing a new front fascia incorporating an A-wing design similar to what we see on the 918 Spyder...

  • Screenshot of Instagram post from Porsche Centre Brisbane - Image via CarAdvice

    There have been rumors for years of an extra spicy “RS” version of the Porsche Cayman GT4, and now one of the automaker’s dealerships may have just confirmed it. Porsche Centre Brisbane recently posted a photo of a Cayman GT4 on its Instagram page along with the message that a “GT4 RS” was coming and that it would feature a 4.0-liter flat-6. The post has been removed but not before CarAdvice was able to snap a screenshot. When prompted by the Australian website for comment a Porsche spokesperson denied the possibility of a Cayman GT4 RS. Of course, it’s not...

  • 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S, white
    2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman first drive review: don't play it by ear

    The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are brilliant sports cars, but they're not so different as the names might suggest — they’re basically the same car, aside from that minor roof thing. So why different names? Indeed. This year, Porsche's debugging that situation by adding a new prefix...

  • 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S
    Porsche planning less powerful 718 Boxster and Cayman models for China

    When it comes to sports cars, less power usually isn't a good thing. But Porsche thinks less powerful but more affordable versions of its new 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will help boost the attraction of the cars in the lucrative Chinese market. These models will have a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter...

  • 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
    Porsche 718 GT4, Spyder models coming with flat-6 engines

    Porsche’s new 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman are fitted exclusively with turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, but more potent versions of the cars are coming and these will stick to naturally-aspirated flat-6 engines. That’s the word of Porsche engineer August Achleitner, who is in charge of...

  • 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S
    2017 Porsche 718 Cayman debuts at 2016 Beijing auto show

    Following the debut of Porsche's 2017 718 Boxster earlier this year, the German sports car marque has finally unveiled the car’s coupe counterpart. The new 718 Cayman, which made its debut today at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, races into the 2017 model year with fresh styling, turbocharged...

  • 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    2017 Porsche 718 Boxster debuts with turbocharged flat-4

    Back in December Porsche announced that the updated Boxster (and Cayman) will adopt the 718 name and swap the current naturally aspirated flat-sixes for turbocharged four-cylinder engines, albeit still with a flat "boxer" design. At the time, we could only speculate on the power output, and now we...

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