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  • 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Porsche is about to go beyond the 414-horsepower 718 Cayman GT4 with an RS version that could borrow liberally from the 911 GT3.

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    2020 Porsche 718 spawns Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder with 414-horsepower flat-6 engines

    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...

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    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

    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 reported Thursday that the new Cayman GT4, which is currently doing the rounds as a prototype and has already been revealed in race car form, is due to arrive in July at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. We'll likely see it in showrooms shortly after as a 2020 model. The magazine...

  • Walter Röhrl driving Porsche 718 Cayman rally car concept
    Watch Walter Röhrl test the Porsche 718 Cayman rally concept on ice

    Porsche plans to return to rally racing for the 2020 season with a new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport-based race car and we're excited about what we've seen so far. At the GP Ice Race in Austria, Porsche let legendary racer Walter Röhrl climb behind the wheel to show off the 718 Cayman rally concept...

  • Porsche 718 Cayman rally car concept, Austria
    Porsche plots its return to rally racing with 718 Cayman

    After decades of missing out on the action, Porsche will once again return to rally racing. The company announced last Friday that it will develop a purpose-built factory rally race car along the lines of the Cayman GT4 Rally concept car shown last August. The factory race car, meant to do battle...

  • 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car
    New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 revealed in race car guise

    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...

  • 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

    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 aftermarket hybrid system. The hybrid system works with any Porsche 911, Cayman, or Boxster from 2012 to 2016 and swaps the flywheel for an electric motor. The company also installs a battery pack in the trunk to provide power. The hybrid system monitors things such as rpm, vehicle speed, and throttle input...

  • 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
    2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS first drive review: fighting for attention

    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...

  • 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...

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    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

    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 $80,850, including destination, or $82,950 for the Cayman GTS. For that kind of money, the GTS comes equipped with a 6-speed manual, 20-inch wheels, sport seats, and Porsche's Sport Chrono package, which is a gateway for more smile-inducing performance options such as torque vectoring and a mechanical...

  • 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...

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    Porsche dealer hints at Cayman GT4 RS with 4.0-liter flat-6

    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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