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Porsche Sets U.S. Sales Record In 2017 Shifting 55,420 Vehicles 7
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayenne, porsche cayman, Porsche Macan, Porsche Panamera, Porsche-911, Reports on 01 7th, 2018


Porsche has posted record sales figures in the United States for 2017, as last year it sold a total of 55,420 vehicles, a 2.1 per cent increase over the previous year.

The brand’s most popular model in the U.S. was, once again, the Macan, with 21,429 sales, a significant increase over the 19,332 sold in 2016. The Cayenne was the second-most-popular vehicle with 13,203 examples delivered, followed by the 911 with 6,731 sales.

As for Porsche’s premium sedan, the Panamera, 6,731 examples were sold last year, while the Boxster and Cayman duo racked up 5,087 sales.

In a statement, Porsche Cars North America president and chief executive Klaus Zellmer said this is the brand’s eighth consecutive year of increased sales in the United States.

“Demand for four-door and two-door Porsche sports cars allowed PCNA to achieve another annual record in 2017, making it the eighth consecutive year of increased sales. The Macan and Panamera model lines posted double-digit growth, and we can expect an additional boost with the arrival of our all-new Cayenne in the second half of the year.”

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New Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS Detailed In 85 Pics 29
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, new cars, PASM, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, porsche cayman, Porsche Videos, video on 12 29th, 2017


Until Porsche gives us a new GT4 version of the 718 models, the new GTS will be the most focused variant of the Boxster and Cayman on sale.

Porsche has released a detailed gallery of the new GTS versions of its mid-engined sports cars, giving us a better look on what the differences are from the “regular” S models.

Porsche has updated the turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine with a redeveloped intake duct and an optimized turbocharger with variable turbine geometry and a larger compressor that also comes with more boost pressure. Instead of the maximum 1.1 bar the 718 S models make, the new GTS is now capable of 1.3 bars of boost pressure.

Maximum output is rated now at 361hp (365PS), 15hp more than the regular 718 S versions, while torque is rated at 317lb-ft (430Nm) when fitted with the optional PDK dual-clutch transmission and at 309lb-ft (420Nm) with the standard six-speed manual gearbox.

The new Porsche 718 GTS models come with the Sports Chrono Package as standard. When fitted with the PDK transmission, Porsche claims a 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the S versions, while the manual version takes 4.6 seconds for the same procedure. Top speed on both cases is set at a rather pleasing 180mph (290km/h).

The chassis in the 718 GTS sits 10mm lower compared to the S and features the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, as well as a mechanical limited-slip differential with torque vectoring. Standard steel brakes measure 330mm in diameter up front and 299mm at the rear. A sports exhaust with black tailpipes is also standard. Porsche offers an even more focused PASM sports chassis option, which lowers the car by 20mm.

Porsche says that the outcome of these revisions is a 7min 40sec lap time on the Nurburgring, two seconds faster compared to the 718 Cayman S and 13 seconds faster than the previous Cayman GTS.

Visually, both the 718 Boxster and the Cayman GTS can be spotted by their standard 20-inch Carrera S wheels, as well as by the -typical for GTS models- black tinted headlights and taillights, the new Sport Design front apron and the black rear apron, and of course the black GTS badging.

Porsche has already opened the order books for the new 718 GTS models in Europe, with US sales set to begin this March.

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GTS Could Account For Half Of All Porsche 718s 19
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, porsche cayman on 12 19th, 2017


As the current range-topper, you might expect that the new GTS versions of the Porsche 718 Boxter and Cayman would represent a relatively small proportion of the model line’s sales – but you’d be mistaken.

In fact, Porsche’s North American CEO expects that the GTS could account for as much as 50 percent of all 718 sales in the United States.

“People know what they get if they buy a GTS, which is more sporty, and we certainly hope for more people engaging in our 718s,” said Klaus Zellmer. “The segment overall of where we play with our 718 is a challenging segment, but especially now with the GTS, we see some activities at the shop floor, and orders being taken.”

Automotive News reports that sales of the 718 range have been falling: the Boxster by 14 percent in the first 11 months of this year, the Cayman by 22. Last year – when the new models were introduced – Boxster sales dropped by similar numbers, while the Cayman rose by a (very) modest 0.8 percent. Customers, it seems, have been waiting for the arrival of the more focused and powerful version.

Introduced at the LA Auto Show just last month, the GTS versions of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman pack a 2.5-liter turbo four good for 365 horsepower – 15 more than the S models and 35 more than the previous Boxster/Cayman GTS.

They’ll represent the pinnacle of the 718 line for the time being, but what enthusiasts are really looking forward to are the arrivals of a new Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder.

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TechArt Tunes Porsche 718 To 400PS, Adds Nose Lift System 6
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in ESSEN Show, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, porsche cayman, Techart, tuning on 12 6th, 2017


Ask TechArt what they could do for your Porsche 718 Boxster or Cayman and you’ll probably hear all about the body kit, the carbon fiber package, the custom wheels or the personalized interior.

Now, however, you can also opt for the newly available TechArt front axle lift system, which will help your 718 model clear common obstacles such as ramps, speed humps and curbs at the push of a button.

The nose lift package gives you an extra 60 mm (2.3 inches) of additional ground clearance and includes the two front axle sport springs, two for the rear, two hydraulic cylinders, a hydraulic unit, the installation kit and assembly instructions.

The tuning company has also launched a power kit for the 718’s 2.5-liter flat-four, adding 50 extra horses together with 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) over the stock car, for a total of 400 PS (394 HP) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque.

A TechArt-modified 718 Cayman S featuring both the power kit as well as the lift system will be on display at the Essen Motor Show until December 10th.

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TechArt Tunes Porsche 718 To 400PS, Adds Nose Lift System 6
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in ESSEN Show, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, porsche cayman, Techart, tuning on 12 6th, 2017


Ask TechArt what they could do for your Porsche 718 Boxster or Cayman and you’ll probably hear all about the body kit, the carbon fiber package, the custom wheels or the personalized interior.

Now, however, you can also opt for the newly available TechArt front axle lift system, which will help your 718 model clear common obstacles such as ramps, speed humps and curbs at the push of a button.

The nose lift package gives you an extra 60 mm (2.3 inches) of additional ground clearance and includes the two front axle sport springs, two for the rear, two hydraulic cylinders, a hydraulic unit, the installation kit and assembly instructions.

The tuning company has also launched a power kit for the 718’s 2.5-liter flat-four, adding 50 extra horses together with 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) over the stock car, for a total of 400 PS (394 HP) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque.

A TechArt-modified 718 Cayman S featuring both the power kit as well as the lift system will be on display at the Essen Motor Show until December 10th.

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Porsche’s New Driver-Focused 718 GTS Coupe And Boxster Go To LA 30
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in LA Auto Show, new cars, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, porsche cayman on 11 30th, 2017


The Los Angeles Auto Show continues as Porsche has taken the wraps off the all-new 718 GTS range that caters to more enthusiastic drivers than their plainer siblings.

Available in both Boxster and Cayman guise, the GTS variants are distinguished by a new front bumper and a black rear apron that resides above a center-mounted sports exhaust system. The design team also installed tinted lighting units, black GTS badges, and 20-inch wheels with a satin black finish.

Interior changes are fairly limited as the cabin receives an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and Alcantara sport seats which have GTS logos embroidered into the headrests. The model also comes standard with the Sport Chrono Package which adds a stopwatch on top of the dashboard as well as a revised Porsche Communication Management system which allows drivers to store and evaluate their lap times.

The biggest change occurs in the engine compartment as both GTS models are powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 365 PS (269 kW) and up to 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. When equipped with the optional PDK transmission, the cars can accelerate 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 290 km/h (180 mph).

The 718 GTS is currently available to order and U.S. deliveries are slated to begin in March. Pricing starts at $79,800 for the Cayman GTS and $81,900 for the Boxster GTS.

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Porsche’s Bringing The Noise To LA With Four Major Debuts 27
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in LA Auto Show, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayenne, porsche cayman, Porsche Panamera, Porsche-911 on 11 27th, 2017


Porsche is making a big splash at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year, bringing not just one or two, but four new models to unveil to the public for the first time – and another for its US debut.

Lined up for Zuffenhausen’s mission at the SoCal expo are the new 718 Boxster GTS, 718 Cayman GTS, Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, 911 Carrera T, and the all-new Cayenne.

Not that we haven’t “seen” any of these before, mind you. They’ve all been revealed online. But this will be the first chance that members of the public will have to see them in the metal.

The GTS versions stand as the new top of the 718 line, packing a 2.5-liter turbo four good for 365 horsepower in either coupe (Cayman) or convertible (Boxster) form, for a 0-62 (0-100 km/h) time as low as 4.1 seconds. Baby Porsche indeed. Prices hover around the $80k mark, with deliveries kicking off in March.

The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is a hybrid performance wagon with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 paired to an electric motor for a combined output of 680 PS (671 HP), sending it to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h) – yours for $188,400 (once deliveries commence in the spring).

The new 911 Carrera T takes a driver-centric approach to Porsche’s iconic sports car, with a manual transmission, less weight, and a whole raft of other enhancements. Deliveries for the 370 PS (365 HP) model begin in March from $102,100.

Finally, the third-generation Cayenne will bow for the first time in America at the LA show. The 340 PS (335 HP) base and 440 PS (434 HP) S models will start showing up in US showrooms in the middle of the new year, priced from $65,700 and $82,900, respectively.

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Mercedes-AMG G63 Battles Porsche 718 To Prove It’s More Aerodynamic Than A Brick 22
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes Videos, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Videos, video on 11 22nd, 2017


While the AMG-powered G-Wagen may have plenty of grunt at its disposal, it’s not exactly the type of car you want to be in if quick acceleration is your main priority.

It’s true that certain SUVs can actually keep up with a sports car like the Porsche 718, however, we’re talking about models that aren’t as heavy as the G63, have more power, and aren’t shaped like a gondola cabin.

As for what the numbers tell us, well, the Mercedes has more power and torque than the Porsche, sending its wheels no less than 570 PS and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft).

The 718 Boxster S on the other hand, packs 350 PS and 420 Nm (309 lb-ft) of torque, though weighs a lot less. In fact, the G63 is heavier by over a tonne, which does nothing to favor its power-to-weight ratio in this particular matchup.

Keep in mind however that this race features a rolling start, which sometimes can help cars that are at a weight disadvantage.

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Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder To Get GT3’s Flat-Six 21
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, Porsche-911, Reports on 11 21st, 2017


Sticking to its promise of creating more enthusiast-focused vehicles, Porsche Motorsport is said to be developing a new 718 Boxster with the naturally-aspirated flat-six engine of the 911 GT3.

Autocar reports that the next-generation Boxster Spyder will be heavily related to the new Cayman GT4 and ditch the car’s existing turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four. Keen to give Porsche enthusiasts what they’ve been begging for, the motorsport-related six-cylinder of the GT3 promises to transform Porsche’s entry-level model.

Fittingly, it seems inevitable that power from the flat-six, rated at 493 hp in the GT3, will be slightly reduced for use in the Boxster Spyder, perhaps nearer the 425-450 hp mark. Mated to the engine will be a six-speed manual transmission but a dual-clutch, seven-speed PDK will also be offered to customers looking for slightly more convenience.

Beyond its new powertrain, Porsche will look to strip out any unnecessary weight and potentially ditch the likes of air conditioning, radio and sound insulation. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are expected to come standard and like previous iterations of the Boxster Spyder, the folding soft top will be replaced by a manually removable fabric top.

A debut in 2018 seems likely.

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New Porsche 718 GTS Put To The Test By Two Racing Drivers 18
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in commercials, new cars, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, porsche cayman, Porsche Videos, video on 10 18th, 2017


Not long before presenting the 718 GTS Boxster and Cayman, Porsche took two examples to Sicily, where they shot a rather uncommon launch film.
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Stärke Will Make You A Boxster-Based Porsche Speedster 3
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, porsche, Porsche Boxster, Replica on 10 3rd, 2017


Fans of the iconic Porsche Speedster now have the opportunity to buy an incredibly accurate replica courtesy of a company called Stärke.
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Stärke Will Make You A Boxster-Based Porsche Speedster 3
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, porsche, Porsche Boxster, Replica on 10 3rd, 2017


Fans of the iconic Porsche Speedster now have the opportunity to buy an incredibly accurate replica courtesy of a company called Stärke.
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Porsche Boxster Spyder Crashes At Cars And Coffee, Injuring 11 18
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Offbeat News, porsche, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Videos, video on 09 18th, 2017


A Porsche Boxster Spyder has injured 11 people after crashing into a crowd of bystanders in Boise, the capital city of Idaho.
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TechArt’s Carbon Sport Package Will Make Your Porsche 718 Sizzle 15
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, porsche cayman, Techart, tuning on 09 15th, 2017


If you're already a fan of the latest generation Porsche 718, be it the Boxster or the Cayman, adding a bunch of high-quality carbon fiber aero bits may be up your alley.
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Porsche Looking At Solid-State Batteries For Electric Sports Cars 15
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, porsche, Porsche Boxster, Porsche-911, Reports on 09 15th, 2017


Porsche is investigating using advanced solid-state batteries for fully-electric sports cars.
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