The Legendary Porsche 718 is Back With These Two Models

Mid-engine sports cars have a long history with Porsche. Starting with the Porsche 550 Spyder in 1953, the German car company has proven the superiority of the mid-engine concept, in combination with a consistent lightweight construction.

The Porsche 718 was the logical development of the mid-engine Sports Car: lightweight, fast, and beautiful. It captivated Porsche die-hards thanks to its outstanding power-to-weight ratio, top speed of up to 260 km/h (162 mph), and excellent maneuverability. This prompted them to continue the mid-engine trend with the Boxster in the 1990s, followed by the Cayman a decade later.

The original 718 set standards on the race track. And now they’re back. The new 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will follow in the original line’s footsteps from the start of 2016.

The newly developed cars follows the tradition of the 1957 718 with its flat-four engine, incorporating a fresh flat-four turbo engine developed by Porsche. The most important difference is preserved by means of the “Boxster” and “Cayman” names: one of the 718 models is open, the other closed.

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