For 2018, Porsche blessed its entry-level 718 Boxster and Cayman sports car with the GTS treatment. However, this does not hint at an end of the road for performance tuning of Porsche’s entry-level sports car.

We know that the German automaker is currently working on a new 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4. While we were expecting the same for 2019, we instead got the tamer 718 Boxster and Cayman T, which means that the GT4 can now be expected sometime next year for 2020.

While we were expecting the same for 2019, we instead got the tamer 718 Boxster and Cayman T, which means that the GT4 can now be expected sometime next year for 2020.

We can figure out that the latest spy shots of the Boxster correspond to the MY2019 with vivid characteristics such as rear humps behind what’s almost certain to be a minimalist cabin. The roof as we can see is also unique to the Spyder, which is chosen due to its streamlined design and lightweight properties.

Ahead of his retirement as the head of 718 and 911 models, Porsche engineer August Achleitner stated that like its predecessors, the standard Boxster and Cayman models are fitted exclusively with turbocharged flat-4 engines, but more potent versions can run a naturally aspirated flat-6 engine.

Other upgrades on the upcoming moniker will include lowered suspension, a more aggressive aero kit with larger intakes and a set of uprated brakes and sharpened steering.

The standard Boxster and Cayman models are fitted exclusively with turbocharged flat-4 engines, but more potent versions can run a naturally aspirated flat-6 engine

Earlier this month, we saw the T-Performance variant of the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster sports cars which feature lowered sports underpinnings formerly only available on the top-of-the-line S models.

The new models will get the 296hp 2.0-litre flat-four motor seen powering the base Cayman and Boxster trim. A number of performance upgrades on the chassis will also help the two cars get sharper dynamically. The engine makes 380Nm of torque, allowing the two models to crack the ton in 5.1 seconds. Top whack is projected at roughly 275kph. Each car weighs 1,350kg.

 

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