Porsche Fans, Rejoice!
Porsche appears to have made a decision that will thrill sports car enthusiasts and Porsche enthusiasts everywhere. The company will bring it’s silky smooth flat-six to the Boxster and the 718 Cayman. The flat-six mill will be in a car that sits below the model line toppers for both cars.
According to Automobile, a source within Porsche let this information come out. The expectation is that the six-cylinder version of the car will slot in between the GTS and the GT4. This would make sense. There is a gap to fill there. The GT4 is just too much of a hardcore racer for some people. The six-cylinder variant could offer more luxurious accouterments on the interior of the car with near GT4 levels of performance.
Automobile points out that it would also make sense for Porsche to ditch the turbocharged four-cylinder in the 718 Cayman and Boxster S models. If the S models had a six-cylinder instead of the turbo four, it would be a real reason for people to upgrade to the S. The base 718 Cayman and Boxster cars could still use the turbo four-cylinder. That sounds like sound reasoning to us.
The specifications of the six-cylinder engine are not yet known. Automobile suggests the 3.8 flat six that was used from 2012 to 2015. However, there are rumors of Porsche using the bigger 4.0-liter from the 991.2 911 GT3. That is unlikely, but it would be exciting if the company chose to do so. We’ll keep you posted with any updates.