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Old 03-15-2018, 04:29 PM   #1
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New Boxster going back to flat 6

Apologies if this has been already posted here, but thought that this could be of some interest.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/porsche-718-boxster-spyder-use-911-gt3-flat-six-power
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:34 PM   #2
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I think that's just for the Boxster Spyder, which is the Boxster equivalent to the Cayman GT4. They are both getting the GT 3 4 liter non turbo flat 6. 718 Boxsters and Caymans are sticking with the flat 4 turbo, although I've seen some articles speculating the Boxster and Cayman may not be long for this world.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:10 AM   #3
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Sounds like a pretty exciting car.
Have to think that this will be a 6 digit car.
They may sell 3-5 units here in the US. Maybe 1 might actually get driven the rest remaining in their original packaging next to the Beanie Baby and Hess Truck collection

I can see why the Boxster could be coming to it's end. Seems the concept of the 986 and it's refined 987 is lost and the sale figures mirror that.
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i don't see Boxster/Cayman coming to an end...
what ever journalists they were...looking at numbers seems not to be their assests...lol
https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/annual-sustainability-report-2017/performance/brief-overview-fy-year-2017-14988.html
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:16 AM   #5
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Noting that this car is a bit off-topic chronologically away from the focus of this board, nevertheless I was somewhat surprised to see that they were going to use a normally aspirated flat 6 for what might well be a halo car for them.

I had thought that they had bought into the all-turbo-all-of-the-time philosophy.

Still, certainly sounds like a very nice car, one that any of us here would love to own.

Now, just you watch, don't be too surprised if this car is made to be unavailable with a manual stick tranny, and is only sold with automatic tranny paddle shifters!

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