It has been a long time since Porsche finally abandoned its terrible steering wheel buttons, shifting gears of the PDK brand box, in favor of the classic shift paddles. Now, the German brand has decided to please again admirers of the brand and made a real boom, returning the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman cars to their former nonsense. You understood correctly, a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder boxer that we all love so much will appear in the engine range of these models. Previously, he was present only in the heated versions of the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4.
In recent years, the 4-cylinder turbo engine has been on the line of these cars, which turned out to be just a bit more environmentally friendly and less voracious than the legendary aspirated cars that migrated into civilian cars from Porsche mid-engined sports. Well, this motor will show no small 395 hp. in GTS trim levels, which are perfect for everyday driving, unlike their older brothers.
With this potential, cars will exchange the first hundred in just 4.5 seconds, and the maximum speed will reach almost 300 km / h. In the best traditions of GTS, they have all the most pleasant options: active sports suspension, Sport Chrono, Porsche Torque Vectoring torque distribution system, telemetry application, sports exhaust, and a six-speed manual transmission will become a cherry on the cake. You also get a stunning interior with Alcantara stretched to any possible place in the cabin. Porsche seems to really hear people …
So, the new car comes out with a motor that is almost twice as large as its predecessor. Of course, it is 20% dirtier for the environment, but for true fans of the brand this is unlikely to play a big role.