Back to six cylinder? - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
718 Forum The forum for the 718 Boxster Cayman Variants

Back to six cylinder?

 
Old 02-05-2019, 10:39 PM
  #1  
visitador
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
visitador's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 1,244
Default Back to six cylinder?

Pure speculation or the revival of the 981?

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/p...ngine-gts/amp/
visitador is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 10:50 PM
  #2  
CaymanSinAR
User
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 707
Default

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

CaymanSinAR is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 12:16 AM
  #3  
InTgr8r
User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Toronto
Posts: 46
Default

OMG, if this comes true it will be fantastic!!!
InTgr8r is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 01:42 AM
  #4  
seis-speed
User
 
seis-speed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 99
Default

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....
seis-speed is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 02:22 AM
  #5  
seis-speed
User
 
seis-speed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 99
Default

New exhaust tips location

Not a 4 cylinder
seis-speed is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 07:43 AM
  #6  
ToasterThief
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 334
Default

Man if this is real...
ToasterThief is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 08:06 AM
  #7  
Pcar81
User
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 36
Default

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

Pcar81 is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 08:14 AM
  #8  
Yellow Submarine
User
 
Yellow Submarine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Flanders EU
Posts: 104
Default

But with smallish S/GTS brakes...


Yellow Submarine is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 10:42 AM
  #9  
chriswd62
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
chriswd62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 151
Default

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.).
chriswd62 is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 10:42 AM
  #10  
gulshan
User
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 74
Default

Will be interesting what this does to 718 and 981 depreciation. Good news for Cayman buyers...
gulshan is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 11:08 AM
  #11  
CaymanSinAR
User
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 707
Default

Originally Posted by gulshan View Post
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.
CaymanSinAR is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 11:20 AM
  #12  
ToasterThief
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 334
Default

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.
ToasterThief is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 12:14 PM
  #13  
visitador
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
visitador's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 1,244
Default

Originally Posted by gulshan View Post
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.

Last edited by visitador; 02-06-2019 at 12:46 PM.
visitador is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 02:48 PM
  #14  
n4v4nod
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
n4v4nod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,662
Default

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.
n4v4nod is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 03:18 PM
  #15  
chriswd62
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
chriswd62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 151
Default

Originally Posted by n4v4nod View Post
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.
chriswd62 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: