Four-cylinder Boxster and Cayman confirmed

Retrieved in the shock of turbocharged 911s? Well here’s the following drastic alternation in Porsche powertrains: the Boxster and Cayman have a 2.-litre flat-four turbocharged engine option ‘in the future’. It’s a part of a significant refresh from the Boxster and Cayman range, each of which is going to be rebadged 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman included in a 2016 update. The Boxster may also be ‘positioned in a greater cost level’ compared to Cayman, a general change in the present prices structure. The 718 nomenclature originates from 1957 718, successor towards the 550 Spyder along with a high point for Porsche’s four-cylinder racing cars. The flat-four 718 won the Targa Florio in 1959 and 1960, while a 718 RSK required a category victory at Le Guys in 1958. Now you know if anybody asks why your Boxster is not only a Boxster any longer…

Porsche obviously really wants to link to the current motorsport success from the 919 Hybrid too, but has not launched anymore particulars from the Cayman/Boxster facelift. Expect a typically modest visual change, as well as the tech tweaks observed in the 911 like Apple Carplay and up-to-date nav. More particulars with that flat-four along with a launch when they are available!