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New Porsche 718 Boxster and Boxster S

A few minutes ago, Porsche revealed the new 718 Boxster and Boxster S models. As I discussed previously on my blog, Porsche decided to revise the branding strategy of the Boxster and started using 718 Boxster instead. Also, the Boxster engine has been downsized to a 4-cylinder.

Now the 718 Boxster is offered with a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine (300 HP, 380 nm), and the 718 Boxster S is offered with a 2.5-litre engine, which has 350 HP (420 nm)!

The optional PDK double-clutch automatic transmission and the Sport Chrono Package are available. The 718 Boxster accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds with the top speed of 275 km/h. The 718 Boxster S only needs 4.2 seconds to reach up to 285 km/h!

 

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster
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Porsche Boxster and Cayman will be 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman

Last night Porsche sent a press release and gave us a big surprise. Cayman and Boxster will be branded as 718 Cayman and 718 Boxtser. This was just the tip of the surprise, Porsche also announced that these models will be featuring 4-cylinder petrol engine. As many people asked me the details, I decided to upload the whole press release text.

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.

Link: http://bit.ly/21R6uRE

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Fifth Gear is back on Discovery Channel UK: Jet Fighter vs. Porsche Boxster S Race

Fifth Gear is back on Discovery Channel UK. And recently I received a sneak preview of the upcoming show! Vicki Butler-Henderson is racing a jet fighter with Porsche Boxster S. This sounds a bit crazy and the result is quite obvious but according to footage, things did not go as we expected.
So, if you wonder which vehicle won the race stay tuned to Fifth Gear on Discovery Channel UK. Porsche Boxster S is powered by a 3.5-lt 315 HP engine, 360 Nm of torque with the top speed of 277 km/h (172 mph) and only needs 5 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph). If you pay more for Sport+, it will accelerate in 4,8 seconds. These figures for the high-tech Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) double clutch automatic gearbox. Manual is a bit slower. Here is the official figures of Porsche Boxster S.
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İşler Güçler Porsche Boxster

I usually don’t write in Turkish but today, there is an exception. Recently, a comedy TV series called “İşler Güçler” started on Star TV in Turkey and became a phenomenon. However, they have a small mistake during their introduction. 
The car they drove is a Porsche Boxster. They try to run the car but instead of engine decides to run, it generates white smoke. This probably mean, things did not went well under the bonnet. However, engine bonnet of Porsche Boxster at the rear and the smoke is coming from the front.
I know, if the smoke comes out from the rear, no one can see on TV, but I couldn’t miss this funny mistake :)
Yakın bir zaman önce yayın hayatına başlayan İşler Güçler dizisi çok kısa zaman da herkes takip ettiği ve yaz bitince, bitmesin dediği bir dizi oldu. Normal de yapılan işler hakkında pek eleştiri yapmayı sevmem ama bu sefer gördüğüm ufak bir hatayı söylemek istedim.
Dizinin girişinde ki Porsche Boxster arabanın önünde gelen duman, aslında arkadan gelmesi gerekiyordu. Porsche Boxster ortadan motorlu ve motor kapağa arkada olduğu için, dumanın asıl gelmesi gereken yer arka taraf. Maalesef, duman arkadan geldiği zaman pek kimsenin görmesi mümkün olmadığı için duman ön kısımdan geliyor.Komik bir hata olmasa asla yazmadım :)

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Porsche Cayman & Boxster: Think Again

When you dream of something, usually you don’t consider the price! I think this comes from the dreams, the ones we see while sleeping not during the daytime. There is a no need use money in a dream, because you can have everything with no financial concerns.
During the day dreaming, we don’t care about money too. I was doing this for Porsche 911. It is a very expensive at everywhere regardless of ruthless import taxes. 911 is an expensive but this never let me down for dreaming. And I always thinking, why people buy Boxster and Cayman while 911 is available.
So, I decided to check the price of a 911 Carrera S (It would be easier to compare with Cayman S and Boxster S). And I immediately notice that, 911 Carrera S is price nearly twice of a Cayman S or Boxster S! My dream car 911 costs relatively too much for the Porsche range. Therefore, many people rush into Cayman and Boxster. Eventually, they are not slow either! Both of them accelerate quite well and offer many 911 technologies with a more reasonable price. And also, Boxster and Cayman are middle engine cars, they will definitely offer a unique driving pleasure. 911 is a rear engine, which means that are lots of weight on the rear wheels.
Buying a Boxster or Cayman is not a bad option for the start ;)
Honestly, Cayman S is not a bad option. For that price, it is better than a BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK. They are not bad cars but Cayman is a Porsche.

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New Small Porsche

I like one thing with Porsche, even if you cannot afford to buy one, you can still buy a Porsche product from Porsche Design. I agree it does not give the same feeling but if you are into Porsche, their product would definitely satisfy you. This is similar to luxury handbag brands, like Louis Vuitton if you cannot afford to buy a decent size hand bag, they have other options to satisfy you. The other options are usually small leather goods but at least you have a LV!
Hopefully Porsche realised that, there are many people like me who are willing to own a Porsche but does not wish to save money for following next couple of decades. Or end up with Boxster, it is really a nice car but I would like to own a 911 or something with more Porsche genes. Eventually, Porsche is going to find a solution for this confusion. They recently announced that 550 Spyder will be built on 2014 summer. This car will be based on James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder and it will be powered by 1.6 litre engine that produces 200-horse power. 200 HP sounds really weak for a Porsche but don’t forget old Porsche cars had small engines!
Honestly, if they revealed this car I would be happy to buy one. It will be a contemporary interpretation of the old version. It may not be very fast but I am pretty sure that, it will have the Porsche handling characteristics. This would help us to ignore the sufficient engine power. And it is not the first time Porsche offers a small car with small engine.
Price starts from 35000€ and this makes Spyder even more attractive! I know many people will buy it but still it is good have a Porsche like this.

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