News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Porsche Logo

Porsche 718 News

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

2024 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman at electric crossroads – report

The 2024 Porsche 718 Boxster convertible and Cayman coupe could be powered by pure-electric powertrains, as the German company embraces zero-emission sports cars. According to UK publication Auto Express, Porsche boss Oliver Blume said a final decision on whether the next-generation 718 Boxster and Cayman would be battery-powered has yet to be made, but the German sports car maker is waiting on more advanced technology...

2021 Porsche 718 Boxster 25 Years launched as limited-edition

The 2021 Porsche Boxster 25 Years limited-edition variant has been officially unveiled in Europe – ahead of an Australian arrival in April – in celebration of the mid-engined two-seater sports car’s quarter-century anniversary. Based on the standard GTS 4.0, the new limited-edition 718 Boxster is powered by a 4...

My first Porsche, and why a 718 is better than a 911

Halfway through a week-long loan of a Porsche 718 Spyder, the penny dropped. To be specific, it happened after a long drive. There I was, sitting at a café, wistfully admiring its beauty, unlike my usual self. What happened? The Porsche vying for my attention was neither a 911 nor a GT-series car. Just a 718, in fact...

Porsche adds PDK to 718 GTS, Spyder, and GT4

Porsche's entire 718 range can now be optioned with the company's seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, known as PDK. The German sports car manufacturer confirmed the gearbox was now an option on flagship GTS, Spyder, and GT4 models available within the 718 line-up, which were initially launched as manual-only models...

Video: Teenager breaks world record in Porsche 718 Spyder

A teenage racing driver has broken the Guinness World Record for Fastest Vehicle Slalom. Sixteen-year-old Chloe Chambers, a US karting driver, broke the record at an airfield in New Jersey, USA, driving a Porsche 718 Spyder. On one run through the 762-metre course, Chambers tied with the previous record...

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman, Boxster prices drop

Going against the recent trend of some other manufacturers, Porsche has lowered the prices for its mid-engined sports cars locally. The 2020 Porsche Cayman and 2020 Porsche Boxster have both seen price reductions across all models. While entry-level Cayman and Boxster saw a $2900 price cut, bringing them down to $113,100 and $115,900 plus on-road costs respectively, it was the Cayman S and Boxster S variants that saw the greatest reductions...

Porsche upgrades its Track Precision App for iPhones

Porsche has updated its Track Precision App – which analyses a driver's performance corner-by-corner at most major racetracks around the world – for owners of Apple iPhones. Compatible with current generation Porsche 911 and Porsche 718 models, the updated Track Precision App Version 3...

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS could be a 373kW monster

Not happy to rest on its laurels, it looks like Porsche is continuing development of its already quick 718 Cayman GT4 – with an even more purist-focussed GT4 RS variant. As with the previous round of spy photos taken in September 2019, this latest round comes from Nurburgring testing...

Porsche Cayman GT4, Boxster Spyder to gain PDK option this year - report

Porsche will have a dual-clutch transmission ready for the 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder by the end of 2020, according to reports from Europe. Evo Magazine says the PDK GT4 twins will join the six-speed manual this year, becoming the first motorsports Cayman or Boxster to get an automatic transmission in the process...

2020 Porsche Boxster and Cayman GTS 4.0 pricing and specs: six-cylinder power returns

Six-cylinder power is returning to the Porsche Boxster and Cayman line-ups, three years after the new generation 718 twins launched with four-cylinder engines. The Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0 and Boxster GTS 4.0 – powered by a slightly detuned version of the 4...