Porsche announced a facelift for the smallest models in its list of Supercars, Boxster and Cayman.
They will benefit from a few aesthetic changes, new engines and a new name that will henceforth include the prefix 718. Recently the Germans have made public and received the official information, which come accompanied by a new teaser.
The Sportcars manufacturer from Stuttgart will revive the famous 718 name with its reincarnation Boxster and Cayman models in the new facelift. About this thing Porsche told us recently, and today we found out the date.
Specifically, we were informed that the world debut of the new models will take place in 2016, but unfortunately was not specified the exact date. But most likely this will happen even next spring at the Geneva Motor Show.
As mentioned above, besides the cosmetic treatment applied to the exterior, the Sportcars will benefit new engines, designed and developed specifically for these models. Entry-level version will be powered by a turbo aspirated four-cylinder and 2.0-liter volume, which generates 240 horsepower.
This will be followed by the 2.5-liter unit capable of delivering a total of 300 horsepower and will be found under the hood of the Boxster S and Cayman S models.The new range will remain the same GTS which provides to the driver a total of 370 horsepower!
Not that it really needed the extra 65 horses but the tuners wanted to make this great sports car more competitive against its more powerful brothers like the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS.
The stock Cayman GT4 is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine good for 385 hp and a time to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. However this power wasn’t enough when compared to Porsche 911 models which are more powerful and also more expensive.
Fabspeed has managed to boost the power to 450 hp by adding race headers, valvetronic exhaust and Cobb Accessport kit.
You can watch and hear the result of their modifications in the video below. Enjoy.
Anything that is near perfection comes in limited supply. Same thing happens to the people that are in line to buy the new 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4. Dealership availability is low and demand is high.
Well things were different for this lucky owner that managed to snag a brand new car finished in a perfect color and trim. And here’s the kicker…he’s selling it! Apparently he just can’t seat comfortably in his new toy. Those sports seats are rough on his back.
Accordion the owner, the sapphire blue 2016 GT4, has 1,426 miles on board of which only 700 miles are his while driving home from dealership. The car also features black leather with platinum grey stiches and a carbon fiber/leather package. The asking price is $105,000.
And since this guy seems to be lucky, the dealership announced him that another person cancelled their order and he can finally get his dreamy car with those comfortable seats.
Since the release of the Cayman GT 4, Porsche fans were eagerly expecting a track only version of this sports car. Without further ado, Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport made its debut at LA Auto Show.
The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is powered by a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter 6 cylinders engine that produces 385 hp. The power is managed by Porsche’s PDJ dual clutch transmission and braking is ensured by 15-inch steel brakes.
As you would expect from a track version, the interior doesn’t have comfort items and actually looks very “iron-like”.
The track car won’t be cheap either, its estimated price is around $165,000. This is less expensive than any supercar but keep in mind that it is not street-legal.
In this part we will overview 3 vehicles: Porsche Cayman GT4, Cadillac ATS-V and Volkswagen Golf R
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
Soon after the Cayman made its debut, some naysayers said that it deliberately has less power than a 911. We do not know how true those statements are but things are different in this version.
The 2016 Cayman has borrowed and engine from 911 Carrera, specifically a 3.8-liter flat six that produces 385 hp and 310 Nm sent to a 6-speed manual transmission with limited-slip differential. The best part though, it is Cayman’s suspension also borrowed for a 911, this time from GT3 for the front wheels and new knuckles and helper springs in the rear. It also features carbon-ceramic brakes, new front splitter and adjustable rear wing for better drag.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V
The ATS-V was designed for the purpose of taking the BMW M3 out of business. It has very light and stiff chassis. The power is supplied by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 that unleashes 464 h and 445 lb-ft of torque and sends it to an 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission with no-lift, automatic-rev matching technology.
This Caddy runs on custom Michelin tires that together with adjustable magnetorheological dampers keep the grip high. It also features Brembo brakes and GM Performance Traction Management that offers 5 stability levels and traction control.
2015 Volkswagen Golf R
Many consider the GTI the sportiest model from Golf and they say the standard Golf lacks the power. Introducing Golf R that squeezes 290 hp and 280 Nm from a 2.0-liter turbo-four and sends the power to a 6-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The difficult part for Golf R engineers was to transform the front-wheel drive Golf into an all-wheel drive R version. Fortunately they managed to do so with the help of Haldex center coupling and brake-based torque vectoring. In this version you can also disable the stability and traction control which was something people were asking for.
The Porsche companyofficialy confirmed the presence of the four-cylinder engines in its models. The statement belongs to the company president, Matthias Müller, quoted by Automotive News.
Even if the Germans from Porsche say they will not accept 4-cylinder engine Boxster and Cayman models, it seems that they have changed their mind.
In 2016 the roadster Boxster and the Cayman coupe will be able to boast 4-cylinder engines, 2 and 2.5 l volume. Matthias Müller said the new propelling will be assisted by turbines and the power will vary between 286 and 395 hp. It is possible that they will replace the existing 6-cylinder engines boxter 2.7 and 3.6 l volume. Remind that shortly, will make its appearance on the market the most powerful version of the Boxster roadster, called Spyder will have a 6-cylinder engine of 3.8 l volume.
It will be married to a 6-speed manual gearbox or an automatic PDK. It is not known yet the technical details of the new model but certainly will be superior performance to the previous generation. Also, it is rumored that the Germans would launch an extreme version of the Cayman coupe which will receive the GT4 index. The same like with the Spyder case, all the technical details are kept in secret.
The Germans came to Geneva Motor Show with two extremely well “wrapped”new models. The stand of Porsche shines with a new 911 GT3 RS and a more potent version of the Cayman, GT4!
Both vehicles are geared to customers who want a sports car approved for public roads but easily cope with a tour circuit! Thus Porsche 911 GT3 RS is presented with a body made mostly of aluminum alloys, magnesium roof and many other items made from carbon fiber, which allowed engineers to reduce its total mass to only 1420 kg.
The engine installed under the hood is a V6 RS’s 4.0-liter, naturally aspirated, which develops 500 horsepower and 460 Nm of torque. However, the sports car can reach the first hundred in 3.3 seconds and maximum speed reaches 322 km/h.
On the other hand, Cayman GT4 comes with a new double exhaust system, suspension with ground clearance reduced by 30mm and performance brakes taken from the 911 GT3. The greatest attention must be paid to the six-cylinder engine, with a volume of 3.8 liters that develops 385 horsepower! This gearbox is coupled to six-speed manual and can catapult the car from zero to one hundred in just 4.4 seconds! In case you are interested, the maximum speed that it reached is 295km/h!
World debut of the new Porsche GT4 is scheduled for early March at the Geneva Motor Show. But fortunately for us, the Germans made sure to show us the first official images accompanied by some hot information.
The new Cayman GT4 can be easily identified in traffic due to an extremely aggressive look. It is equipped with all the necessary aerodynamic elements, from front bumper to massive rear spoiler and to top it off it is very efficient.
A new exhaust system, dual suspension, clearance is 30mm lower and performance brakes taken from the 911 GT3, are just some of the technical goodies. The greatest attention must be paid to six-cylinder engine, with a volume of 3.8 liters that develops 385 horsepower! This gearbox is coupled to six-speed manual and can catapult the car from zero to one hundred in just 4.4 seconds! In case you are interested and maximum speed reached, it is 295km/h!
To test the capabilities of the new model, Porsche decided to time a circuit run and so the new Cayman GT4 managed to run a circle on the famous Nurburgring circuit in just 7 minutes and 40 seconds!
In Germany Porsche GT4 has a starting price of 85.779 euros but this figure may easily be exceeded if we add the list of options that includes ceramic brakes, carbon fiber or Sport Chrono package.
The Porsche models Boxster and Cayman will receive four-cylinder boxer engine with new generations. Matthias Müller, The Porsche’s CEO, revealed this information in an interview with the German magazine Auto Motor and Sport.
The introduction of these engines in the Porsche range is designed to reduce the CO2 emissions level of range. Although they aim to be more environmentally friendly, the new engines from Porsche will lack horsepower. Asked by the folks at Auto Motor and Sport about the power that the new engines will provide, Matthias Müller said the unit could provide up to 400 hp.
The future Porsche boxer engines will follow a modular strategy, in other words, the family of four-cylinder engines will take the technical components of larger engines. For now, the start date of the new four-cylinder boxer engine from the Porsche is not known, the expected new generation of the Boxster and Cayman’s will be a few years to introduce the SRB range.