TwinfanMore folk on PH are saying these cars will be the updated 718 GTS models and will be announced towards the end of this year. Sources are OPCs and Porsche themselves. If true, I guess the base/T will get a slight power increase and the S will get the current GTS tune.
BJ InnesI know I am in a minority in speaking up for the 2.5 718 CGTS, but I fail to see the logic behind Porsche converting the current 982 GTS to a flat-6 normally aspirated engine.
BJ InnesThose of us know better will just have to leave the marketing suits to dupe the unwary and uninterested punters with their emotional smoke screen. I know for a fact that torque is more relevant both on road and track for a satisfying drive.
mphillips It has nothing to do with logic. It's purely about sound, that's it. In every way, logically, turbo charging makes sense. And we know the 718 has a four rather than a six pot because they couldn't fit turbocharged sixes into the space available. But those fours – and sorry for those owning one – sound bloody awful (I took one out for a test drive recently – best handling car in the Porsche range in my humble opinion; utterly amazing fun on twisty B-roads. But the noise! I couldn't live with that engine sound). If it was entirely about logic none of us would bother with sports cars, we'd have electrically powered SUVs, ha ha! But sports cars are about emotions, and sound figures very highly in that emotional state.
Motorhead If these cars do materialise then it will be seen as a slight embarrassment for Porsche (having nailed their colours to turbo technology), but at least they'll be able to claim that they've listened to their customers. Jeff
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