This time around we have been treated to some video footage as well in addition to the standard picture, which this time around has the pair under the cover and in between them proudly sitting the classic 718.
Porsche is as subtle as a brick when it comes to the renaming of its entry-level pair, the Cayman coupe and Boxster convertible – which after the mild facelift that has been prepared will also add the 718 moniker to their name, as a nod to both the classic model and the fact they’re being downsized to the seemingly unattractive four-cylinder engine option. More importantly, as Porsche dropped the nimble picture/footage teaser, we were also treated to a new detail – the update should take place early next year, meaning the most likely official worldwide introduction will take place in front of the audience during the Geneva Motor Show in March (our money is on an online reveal prior to that as well). We also do know the Cayman coupe option will serve as the entry-level model into the Porsche lineup, with the Boxster priced above.
As Porsche so bluntly puts it into perspective – it’s adopting some “highly efficient” engines in addition to the “718” moniker coming directly from the original 1957 718. That’s because the models will use the newly developed flat-four turbocharged gasoline mills – with the latest rumors pointing towards the existence of two options – a 2.0-liter base version with 240 hp (179 kW) and a bigger 2.5-liter with around 300 hp (224 kW) to serve the Boxster & Cayman S. we’re also rooting for the reported hardcore version – GTS – that should come with a more Porsche-like 370 hp (276 kW).