The Boxster and the Cayman are the sequel that continues the 718 era. At their heart, a 4-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine beats with the same fighting spirit that delivered countless podium finishes. In them lives the will to break with standards. And to inspire conviction. So it is entirely appropriate that they, too, should bear these three digits in their name and carry the 718 legend forward.
Compared with the previous models, the result is a decidedly more striking design, an even sportier chassis setup, and a host of performance, comfort, and assistance systems. Only one question remains unanswered: what are you still waiting for?
The 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman. For the sport of it.
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At first glance: sporty. At second glance: blown away.
The horizontal geometry of the air-intakes makes the front end appear even wider—and lends it added bite. The fenders? Unmistakably Porsche. Higher than the front hood, they have been styled to give prominence to the new design of the headlights, which lay bare their inner workings and incorporate the LED daytime running lights. The side profile emphasizes the mid-engine layout. The wheel arches are large, designed for wheels up to 20 inches in size.
Another sporty detail: exterior mirrors with v-shape mirror base.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with 7-inch multi touchscreen and optional navigation module enhances form and function with a further component: near-boundless possibilities. The optional Porsche Connect or Porsche Connect Plus module is the driver’s gateway to the digital world.
The instrument cluster with 4.6-inch color screen provides you with a continuous stream of data from the on-board computer. It also displays the map of the optional navigation system, delivers various warnings and reminds you of your chosen communication and audio settings.
Creating more power is still no challenge. Not unless it’s done the Porsche way. The result is an increase of up to 35 hp and 73 lb.-ft. of torque. And the fun is only just beginning.
The four-cylinder turbocharged engines with the customary Porsche horizontally opposed arrangement will surely raise the adrenaline level of the driver. Acceleration is tremendous - even in the low rpm range. The quality is supplemented by an engine map configured to offer the rev limits typical of a sports car. This means high compression and high engine speed combined with good modulation of power output.
The 718 Cayman lets its actions do the talking. Sporty actions, of course. As a corner-devouring coupe, it follows a line of its own far removed from fashion trends and four-lane highways. In the city certainly. On the racetrack definitely. But always for the sport of it.
It’s no wonder that the 718 Cayman doesn’t simply carry on from where the 718 GTR Coupe left off in 1963, but seeks instead to piece together a legend of its own. With its own mind. With sporty fighting spirit. And with every twist and turn.
Could have, should have, would have. Life’s too short for “what ifs”. Too short for unfulfilled daydreams. The 718 Boxster makes a clear statement: let’s go.
It interprets the 718 legend by embracing the concept of freedom, which is characteristic of a purebred roadster: plenty of twists and turns, plenty of headwind, and plenty of adrenaline. In short, a direct and open driving experience. Ideal prerequisites, then, for the most exciting workout of all: life itself.