Colombo. Eurocars, the official importer and dealer of Porsche cars in Sri Lanka, officially unveiled the 718 Cayman with the German Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Mr. Jörn Rohde at the CMTA Motor Show in Colombo. The 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster are the new names of the two-door mid-engine sports cars from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.
The fourth, redeveloped generation of the mid-engine 718 Cayman has a more striking, athletic and efficient appearance. Just a few weeks after the debut of the new 718 Boxster, the new 718 Cayman is extending the new model series. The same new four-cylinder flat engines with turbocharging as in the 718 Boxster are being deployed in the 718 Cayman. As a result, they both have an identical engine output for the first time. The entry-level version starts with 220 kW (300 hp) from two litres of displacement. The S model delivers 257 kW (350 hp) with a displacement of 2.5 litres. This represents 18 kW (25 hp) more power compared to the predecessor models with an NEDC fuel consumption of 8.1 to 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres.
The Stuttgart car manufacturer’s 718 designation is a reference to the ground-breaking sports car of the same type of the year 1957, which enjoyed great success in renowned car races. The 718 Cayman and Boxster show more and more similarities – both visual and technical. In the future, both will have equally powerful four-cylinder flat engines with turbocharging.
The 718 model series is a continuation of the proven four-cylinder concept and the history of distinguished Porsche sports cars. The latest example is the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car, which also has a highly-efficient, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with just 2 litres of displacement. Not only Porsche finished first and second in the 24 hours of Le Mans, the world’s most competitive sports car competition, but most recently it also won the manufacturer’s and driver’s championship titles in the WEC World Endurance Championship.
History of the 718: four-cylinder flat engine has many car racing victories.
Four-cylinder flat engines have a long tradition at Porsche – and they have enjoyed incredible success. In the late 1950s, the 718 – a successor to the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder – represented the highest configuration level of the four-cylinder flat engine. Whether it was competing at the 12-hour race in Sebring in 1960 or at the European Hill Climb Championship that ran between 1958 and 1961, the Porsche 718 prevailed against numerous competitors with its powerful and efficient four-cylinder flat engine.
The 718 achieved the first place three times between 1959 and 1960 at the legendary Italian Targa Florio race in Sicily. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans race 1958, the 718 RSK with its 142-hp four-cylinder engine scored a class victory.
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