2016 Porsche 718 to a be a minimalist roadster that weighs 2623 lbs - report

2013 Porsche Boxster S 12.01.2012
2013 Porsche Boxster S 12.01.2012

Could feature turbocharged four-cylinder engines

New details are starting to emerge about the 2016 Porsche 718.

According to Autobild, the model will be a minimalist roadster that is based on the current Boxster and Cayman. Despite this, the 718 will reportedly have unique styling and a minimalist interior with less equipment.

Speaking of less is more, the model is slated to feature thinner windows and high-strength steel and aluminum components. There's also word of a manual fabric roof that has a plastic rear window and little to no sound deadening material. These weight saving measures could enable the roadster to tip the scales at 1190 kg (2623 lbs) which would put it in the same ballpark as the Lotus Exige S Roadster.

Porsche is reportedly working on three different four-cylinder engines but the 718 is only expected to be offered with two of them: a turbocharged 2.0-liter that develops 286 bhp (213 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque and a turbocharged 2.5-liter with 360 bhp (268 kW) and 347 lb-ft (470 lb-ft) of torque.

Source: Autobild

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conradtestamark conradtestamark
with a name plate718 you want to put it to compete with lotus you get to be kiden!that nameplate is the the sister to the 918 so thy use that to compete with lotus,you can use a diffrent car to compete with lotus and use a 4cyclender with that nameplate it's a shame?
Jun 18th, 2014 9:08am
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wcfuser20252 wcfuser20252
470 lb-ft torque? I think it meant to say Newton Meters.
Jun 12th, 2014 5:01am
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mylo1986 mylo1986
how to sell a mx5 for 50000$ ? put a porsche badge on it !
Jun 12th, 2014 2:03am
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
Pretty sure this thing won't be built anything like a mx5 even if they appear similar.
Jun 12th, 2014 4:37am
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benzboy benzboy
I find it interesting HMMMMM..... that porsche would build this car, yet volks won't produce their blue sport convertible. And this car to me reminds me of a boxster/last gen toyota MR2 just saying.
Jun 12th, 2014 7:24am
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alamak alamak
totally different car dude......
Jun 12th, 2014 4:45am
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benzboy benzboy
were you aware that unless your like 13 or 14 years old or a surfer, or all of the above and live in the valley,we stopped using the term Dude.. over a decade ago, Just wanted to let you know.
Jun 12th, 2014 12:36pm
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dsc_off0 dsc_off0
Right, cuz 380 hp and mid-engined jut scream Miata...
Jun 12th, 2014 12:03pm
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benzboy benzboy
Agree, and if you put every option on the car including leather LOL it still wouldnt come near 50K. I dont think I will live long enough to see a Porsche in the 25 to 30K range. Those days are long gone.
Jun 12th, 2014 12:39pm
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alamak alamak
@benzboy....that was uncalled for, I wasn't even commenting on your post cuz I completely agree with you. I was commenting at LoicLaurent, but for some reason WCF put my comment under your tab. Oh, you do realize that 'benzboy' is 'like 13 or 14 years old' right? Also, the term 'like' is definitely over used by teens.....
Jun 12th, 2014 8:13pm
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