Boxster and Cayman now to be marketed as 718 model series

Mid-engine sports cars from Porsche get new names

Boxster and Cayman now to be marketed as 718 model series

Stuttgart. The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman – these will be the new names of the two-door mid-engine sports cars from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG effective with the 2016 model changeover. The Stuttgart car manufacturer’s 718 designation is a reference to the ground-breaking sports car of this type of the year 1957, which enjoyed much success in renowned car races. The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman are showing more similarities – both visual and technical. In the future, both will have equally powerful four-cylinder flat engines with turbocharging. The Roadster will be positioned at a higher price level than the Coupé – as is done for the 911 models. Porsche will introduce the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman over the course of 2016.

The 718 model series is a continuation of the proven four-cylinder concept and the history of distinguished Porsche sports cars. The latest example is the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car, which also has a highly-efficient, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with just 2 litres of displacement. So, not only did Porsche finish first and second in the 24 hours of Le Mans, but most recently it also won the manufacturer’s and driver’s championship titles in the WEC World Endurance Championship. With these victories, the 919 Hybrid has opened up the prospects for the performance potential of future sports car engines from Porsche.
History of the 718: four-cylinder flat engine has many car racing victories
Four-cylinder flat engines have a long tradition at Porsche – and they have enjoyed incredible success. In the late 1950s, the 718 – a successor to the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder – represented the highest configuration level of the four-cylinder flat engine. Whether it was competing at the 12-hour race in Sebring in 1960 or at the European Hill Climb Championship that ran between 1958 and 1961, the Porsche 718 prevailed against numerous competitors with its powerful and efficient four-cylinder flat engine. The 718 took first place in 1959 and 1960 at the legendary Italian Targa Florio race in Sicily. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans race 1958, the 718 RSK with its 142-hp four-cylinder engine scored a class victory.
Porsche 919 Hybrid: technological front-runner for production cars
In 2014, Porsche returned to the top category of the famous endurance race in Le Mans and the WEC world endurance championship with the 919 Hybrid race car. The LMP1 vehicle, which was designed for extreme efficiency, is the most complex race car that Porsche has ever built. It serves as a platform for fundamental technology research for future production models – combining two different energy recovery systems with a two-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

Porsche Cayman Black Edition

Exclusive sports car special edition with expanded equipment

New special edition in elegant black: Porsche Cayman Black Edition
Porsche cayman black edition
Stuttgart. Porsche is now also offering the Cayman as a Black Edition. The all-in-black special series previously comprised the Boxster and the 911 Carrera with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive as both a coupé and a cabriolet, distinguished by their expanded standard equipment. The combination of black paintwork and a black partial leather interior emphasises the timeless and sporty elegance of the sports cars. The standard equipment of the Black Edition models includes Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, automatic anti-dazzle mirrors, rain sen-sor, cruise control, parking assistant at the front and rear and the Sport Design steer-ing wheel.
The Cayman Black Edition is based on the mid-engine coupé with a 2.7 litre flat en-gine and 275 hp (202 kW). The 20-inch Carrera Classic wheels, bi-xenon headlights with PDLS (Porsche Dynamic Light System) and optional side window trims in alu-minium are eye-catching highlights. For enhanced personal comfort, the driver and passenger can avail of two-zone climate control and heated seats. The Cayman Black Edition comes with the high-quality audio system Sound Package Plus.
In Germany, sales of the Cayman Black Edition will start on 2 October. The price in-cluding VAT and country-specific equipment is 59,596 euros.

1) Porsche Cayman Black Edition:
fuel consumption urban cycle 11.8 – 10.9 l/100 km; extra-urban cycle 6.4 – 6.2 l/100 km; combined cycle 8.4 – 7.9 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions 195 – 183 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): G–F
2) Boxster Black Edition:
fuel consumption urban cycle 11.8 – 10.9 l/100 km; extra-urban cycle 6.4 – 6.2 l/100 km; combined cycle 8.4 – 7.9 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions 195 – 183 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): G–F
3) Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition series:
fuel consumption urban cycle 13.1 – 11.3 l/100 km; extra-urban cycle 7.5 – 6.6 l/100 km; combined cycle 9.5 – 8.2 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions 223 – 191 g/km; efficiency class (Germany): G–F

The benchmark in its class: the Porsche Cayman GT4

New member of the GT family at Porsche

The benchmark in its class: the Porsche Cayman GT4

The new member of the Porsche GT family is the Cayman GT4. This is the first time Porsche is introducing a GT sports car based on the Cayman which has components of the 911 GT3. A lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring positions the Cayman GT4 as the new benchmark at the top of its market segment. It also makes a clear statement that Porsche will continue to promote radical two-door sports cars in the future – sports cars that are developed at the Motorsport department in Weissach.
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Porsches for the young collector

911Gt3-orange-mattKinsmart scale models are low priced (± € 5,-) and nice, affordable, models for the younger collectors. These are two versions in matt (orange and green) from the 911GT3. Both in scale 1/43. Kinsmart makes these models in matt lacquered versions. They are available in single boxes or display assorted boxes with 12 different models.


911GT3 The green one. But also the Cayman and Carrera GT are in this collection. Schermafbeelding 2014-12-05 om 21.39.58




Display box with the police version.



Normally a lot of news about diecast models is presented in februar but now porsonly shows you Matchbox news.

Seen at the Lamley blog, the new Models from Matchbox for 2015 with a Porsche Cayman. On the pictures the prototype.
or sale next year for a few dimes.

Porsche Cayman

Expected from Norev in scale 1/43, Porsche Cayman in grey metallic and yellow.



Minichamps, 1/43, 400065626 Porsche Cayman S 2008, black edition, release week 51-2012