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visitador 02-05-2019 10:39 PM

Back to six cylinder?
 
Pure speculation or the revival of the 981?

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/p...ngine-gts/amp/

CaymanSinAR 02-05-2019 10:50 PM

That HAS to be what these are and Iíve been pining for. Shut up and take my money. NOW.


InTgr8r 02-06-2019 12:16 AM

OMG, if this comes true it will be fantastic!!!

seis-speed 02-06-2019 01:42 AM

Finally a sign of what was seen at the Ring. Asked in the GT4 thread and zero responses......
Been waiting for more news and if true.... :cheers:

seis-speed 02-06-2019 02:22 AM

New exhaust tips location

Not a 4 cylinder

ToasterThief 02-06-2019 07:43 AM

Man if this is real...

Pcar81 02-06-2019 08:06 AM

I hope NA models will still get center exhaust, since we donít need a particulate filter.


Yellow Submarine 02-06-2019 08:14 AM

But with smallish S/GTS brakes...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...2a311bc3e6.jpg

chriswd62 02-06-2019 10:42 AM

This makes perfect sense, since what we saw with the "Cayman T" test mules, didn't match up. The whole time they were just NA Caymans and Boxsters. I wonder what engine they will get and if they plan to replace the GTS or provide an all together new trim; I hope it's the latter. It would be cool to see Porsche release an entirely new trim level that features the flat six, both manual and PDK options, and some trickle down goodies from the GT4, for under $100K. Hopefully this will also allow the GT division to go all out with the new GT4 (RWS, 4.0ltr, front axle lift, etc.).

gulshan 02-06-2019 10:42 AM

Will be interesting what this does to 718 and 981 depreciation. Good news for Cayman buyers...

CaymanSinAR 02-06-2019 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by gulshan (Post 15619511)
Will be interesting what this does to 718 and 981 depreciation. Good news for Cayman buyers...

In terms of 981 depreciation I suspect it will depend on the price point. If the new six starts at $90K I could see the 981s holding on pretty strong until the 718 sixes start to hit the used market.

ToasterThief 02-06-2019 11:20 AM

This does make me feel better about selling my 981 CS. If I could get a 6 cylinder engine in a 718 and have it be comfortable off the track, that might just be worth holding on to.

visitador 02-06-2019 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by gulshan (Post 15619511)
Will be interesting what this does to 718 and 981 depreciation. Good news for Cayman buyers...

In the long term (after we here are all gone), remember the 911 and 912? The 718 4-cylinder cars will be unappreciated until our great great grandchildren, who grew up in a world where having a driver's license is an expensive privilege, bid up all 6-cylinder models (be it NA or turbo) and the 4-cylinder becomes the relative inexpensive way to enter that old Porsche ICE world. Kind of like the 944, I guess.

n4v4nod 02-06-2019 02:48 PM

My prediction Looking at the bigger picture:
718 S and GTS will be 6 cylinder Turbo (Possibly a new version that is slated for the 992 base Carrera that will actually fit)
Base 718 will be the 4 cylinder Turbo (mirrors Macan model hierarchy)
GT4 and Spyder will continue with NA 6 cylinder

There is not a big enough gap between the GTS and GT4/Spyder... unless they have a drastic price increase? Still don't see that happening simply based on the current volume of the 718... lowest model for Porsche currently and is ever decreasing (USA).
I could be wrong... Time will tell.

chriswd62 02-06-2019 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by n4v4nod (Post 15620168)
My prediction Looking at the bigger picture:
718 S and GTS will be 6 cylinder Turbo (Possibly a new version that is slated for the 992 base Carrera that will actually fit)
Base 718 will be the 4 cylinder Turbo (mirrors Macan model hierarchy)
GT4 and Spyder will continue with NA 6 cylinder

There is not a big enough gap between the GTS and GT4/Spyder... unless they have a drastic price increase? Still don't see that happening simply based on the current volume of the 718... lowest model for Porsche currently and is ever decreasing (USA).
I could be wrong... Time will tell.

I canít imagine Porsche will stick a turbo 6 in the 718s, because it would get too close for comfort to the 911s. My guess is that the new flat six is going to be just another trim to satisfy the people who want GT4s, but wonít be able to get them due to their limited production.


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