The Porsche 718: smaller, lighter, and still just as attractive

Since 2016, Porsche decided to implement a change in two of its models: the Cayman and the Boxster. Indeed, the German luxury car brand has decided to honour the legendary Porsche 718 which won many races in the 50s-60s, by quite simply renaming its cars, the Porsche 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster!

The new Porsche 718 not only inherited their predecessors’ names, but also their engine and efficiency. Indeed, these little wonders, originally equipped with a 6-cylinder 3-liter engine and about 260 horsepower, have been overhauled for less muscle! From here on out, a 4-cylinder flatbed engine of only 2 litres at 300 horsepower, shall propel the models of the 718 line.

In its most muscular version - the GTS - the 4-cylinder is pushed to 365hp to go from 0 to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds: astounding!

The Porsche Cayman, revisited

The latest generation of Porsche Cayman has been in production since 2016. Once unusual for Porsche, the little racer is equipped with a brand-new design for the occasion. The Porsche Cayman 718 sports a fresh look but remains true to the brand’s spirit. The key changes mostly affect the finishes, curves and the utilized materials; which gives this sports car an even more tantalizing appearance.

The 718 Cayman is also suitably equipped to take on the road and offers both dynamism and performance. Employing 4 driving modes: normal, individual and two sport modes, the Cayman is prepared to react and adapt to all types of playing fields.

The new 2-liter, 300-horsepower, 4-cylinder loaded engine offers great performance and impressive driving flexibility. Indeed, starting with 2000 rpm, it is strikingly different from the previous model.

Rediscover the pleasure and the sensations of driving once again!

Once inside the interior of the Porsche Cayman, we notice that the design has, in essence, been preserved. Although the equipment is rather simple, the 718 Cayman nevertheless has the advantage of offering a classy interior, beautiful finishes, an ergonomic dashboard employing the latest technologies and providing simplified access to the main features

(ABS, rear spoiler deployment, etc.).

The last Porsche Boxster

As for the Porsche 718 Boxster, it is a gem combining sportsmanship, elegance and performance, all with the wind in your hair. This sportscar returns in an improved version and we dare say that it leaves no one indifferent. In terms of innovation, Porsche has spared no expense to refine and refresh this reincarnation of the legendary 718 convertible.

On the performance side, this Porsche Boxster boasts of the same characteristics as the Cayman, with which it shares the drivetrain, and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. It gains 0.2 seconds in the PDK box. The roar of the 4-cylinder 300-horsepower central engine is more audible behind the wheel of a convertible; which is not unpleasant! The small rear spoiler offers the advantage of emerging at a certain speed, so as to improve aerodynamics. It should be noted that it can also be manually activated via the main console.

As for the handling, the Porsche can turn anyone into a master driver. Even the most novice drivers can easily manoeuvre it, thanks to precise steering, brakes and suspensions of a considerable quality. The Boxster, just as the Cayman, is equipped with an exclusive feature: the PSM (Porsche Stability Management) system that safely stabilizes cars in risky driving conditions.

Inside the vehicle, expect to find a simple aesthetic dashboard, sleek finishes, a central rev counter and a console that allows the driver to very quickly find targets and intuitively utilize all of the car’s features.