And these models will have a very special engine.
The new Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman models are very impressive, but some people have criticized Porsche for dropping the naturally aspirated flat-six. The new 718 twins are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four with 300 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The S models come with a 2.5-liter engine with 340 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The GT4 Cayman and Boxster Spyder feature the 3.8-liter naturally aspirated flat-six from the 911 Carrera S. Enthusiasts can celebrate because the GT4 and Spyder might make a comeback.
In an interview with Drive, August Achleitner, Director of Product Lines for the 911 and 718 confirmed that 718 versions of the GT4 and Spyder would keep the naturally aspirated flat-six. Achleitner stated that Porsche played around with the idea of giving the 718 the 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six from the 991.2 911. However, the 718 twins do not have room in the engine bay for a turbocharged flat-six. We absolutely love this news that Porsche will continue to offer an enthusiast-focused model with a normally aspirated engine. This news may not be so great for people who purchased a GT4 or Boxster Spyder hoping for big appreciation. If these cars aren't the last of their kind, they may not go up in value as expected.