Porsche Identity Crisis? Base Models May Bring 718 Back

Porsche 718

Rumors are circulating that Porsche could be planning a move to rename the Boxster and Cayman models. In the future, they could be labeled the Porsche Boxster 718 and the Porsche Cayman 718. Is the Porsche 718 moniker poised for a comeback?

Will the new Porsche entry-level automobiles be bringing the 718 digits back into play? Some sources say yes.

The Porsche 718 badging rolled in to replace the 550A convertible racer. It was an open-cockpit racing Porsche produced between 1957 and 1962. The 718 Porsche revised the suspension and other key components and featured a mid-engine layout. It made its grand debut at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans race but did not finish due to an accident. read more

Porsche 718 Gets Green Light for 2016 Launch

Porsche 718

The next-generation of the entry-level Porsche roadster has been given the green light for a 2016 production run. The Porsche 718 will join the luxury fleet with a possible different name but enough fine-tuning and good looks to captivate buyers and renters alike.

What exactly will the 718 look like or even be called?

The Porsche 718 will be a diminutive yet powerful roadster based a bit on the Porsche 550 convertible from the 1950s and the 914 racers from the 1960s. A Boxster platform is expected but with some serious gearshifts and modifications. New lightweight materials will be used to lower curb weight and increase speed for the new lady. read more