Porsche

Porsche 718

Price $62,700 – $93,000
Fuel consumption 8.3 – 12.3 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 87%(view ratings)
The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman are back unchanged for 2018. Their 2.0L four-cylinder engine generates 300 horsepower and 280 lb·ft of torque in base versions. In the S variants, a 2.5L engine produces an additional 50 horsepower and 30 lb·ft of torque. A six-speed manual or a seven-speed, twin-clutch automatic gearbox are available. The four-cylinder’s 0-100 km/h time is pegged at 4.6 seconds in the base version. The 365-horsepower GTS editions are joining the lineup for 2018.

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First Drives2020 Porsche 718 Spyder and Cayman GT4: The Star Players
KNOCK HILL, Scotland – It’s simple, really: pound for pound, dollar for dollar, there are no better sports cars than the mid-engined Porsche Boxster and Cayman. They’ve been the undisputed handling champs since making their debuts in 1997 and 2006, respectively. The wizards in Weissach keep finding ways to increase …
First Drives2017 Porsche 718 Cayman: The Sound of Speed
MALMÖ, Sweden – Porsche’s little mid-engined coupe gets a new name, new engines and—arguably—a new personality. It’s essentially the same car as the current-generation Cayman sold from 2014 onwards, but it’s been thoroughly modified to continue its battle against, among others, the Audi TTS, the Jaguar F-TYPE and the Alfa …
Spotlight on2017 Porsche 718 Cayman: We’re Driving it This Week
After letting us get our grubby hands on the Porsche 718 Boxster in Portugal last April, the German manufacturer is now shipping us to Sweden in order to sample its fixed-top sister. The 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman is newer than it looks, sharing only a couple of body panels with …
First Drives2017 Porsche 718 Boxster: More Power, Fewer Thrills
For the 2017 model year, Porsche is tacking on the number 718 to the Boxster and the Cayman coupe. The reason is elementary: it creates a more direct link between the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman with its most emblematic model – the 911 Carrera. Why 718, you ask? It’s …
Spotlight on2017 Porsche 718 Boxster: We're Driving it This Week
The Car Guide is heading to Spain for a first drive of the new Porsche 718 Boxster. My colleague Jacques Deshaies attended the technical presentation of this model in Marseilles a few weeks ago, where he rode as a passenger aboard a 718 Boxster driven by one of the brand’s …
Technology2017 Porsche 718 Boxster: Singing to the Tune of a New Engine
MARSEILLE, France — The Boxster concept was first unveiled in 1993. More than 24 years have passed and this attractive cabriolet is now bringing the four-cylinder engine back into the Porsche line-up. This configuration was last seen in the 968, but now that fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions are …

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New Models2020 Porsche 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 Unveiled
Good news for sports car enthusiasts and those who seek big thrills behind the wheel: Porsche has just introduced a new, racier and more powerful version of its entry-level sports cars. The 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder and the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 share a technical base for the first …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Porsche 718
In order to help consumers with their new-vehicle shopping process, The Car Guide ’s team publishes each year its Best Buys in a variety of car and utility vehicle categories. From affordable cars to performance luxury trucks, each model is rated at ranked by segment. In the luxury sports car …
NewsPorsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport: Six Cylinders and 425 Horsepower
Back in 2016, Porsche released a special track version of its mid-engine sports car, the Cayman. It was called the GT4 Clubsport, and it sold fast. 425 people bought one. Inevitably, its success forced Stuttgart to dish out a new variant of the thing. Except this one is even more …
News2019 Porsche 718 T: More than Ever, it’s All About the Drive
As Porsche has the habit of doing, it will be adding yet another variant of its 718 line, which includes the Cayman coupe and Boxster cabriolet. After all, there are only three 718 trims currently available, but more than 20 versions of the Porsche 911 and 18 of the Porsche …
NewsNew Porsche Drive Program Makes Short-Term Rental Possible
Everyone knows that Porsche owners are typically loyal people who love their car and plan to keep it for as long as possible. However, for those who simply want a taste of the Porsche experience or would like to try a different model for only a while, a new option …
Geneva2017 World Car Awards: Top Three Finalists Revealed
At the Geneva Auto Show last week, the top three finalists in each of six distinct World Car Awards categories were announced. In terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in the world, and its jury consists of 75 …
News2017 World Car Awards: Finalists Announced
For the fourth year in a row, in terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in world. Its jury of 75 automotive journalists spread across the planet, including two from Canada, have chosen the finalists in six different categories.
BeijingHere is the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
When Porsche announced they would swap the flat-six engines in the Boxster and Cayman for a pair of turbocharged flat-fours, we feared that the car would lose some of its driving excitement and handling for better fuel consumption. After driving the 718 Boxster , we can rest easy: the new …

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Review: 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
There was day if you had a Porsche in your driveway that was not a 911 it didn't count,as the 911 was Porsche, period. That changed with the introduction of the Boxster, no more excuses needed. Here is the latest flavour of the Boxster and the Cayman. (This segment originally …
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Review: 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
With the arrival of the Boxster and the Cayman, Porsche owners finally did not have to make excuses for not having a 911 in the driveway! Graeme got to drive the new Cayman at the track with the new turbo-charged flat 4, did he like like it, does he miss …