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    • Porsche finally throwing a GT3 motor in a Boxster? 2018/2019 718 Boxster Spyder to get 991.2 GT3 power

      This seems overly optimistic considering that Porsche goes out of its way to make sure the Boxster and Cayman do not get the best goodies from the 911. Remember the 2016 981 Cayman GT4? That was the Cayman pushed the furthest by Porsche yet they refused to go beyond 3.8 liter Carrera S power for it.


      It is no secret the Boxster and Cayman would run circles around the 911 and the GT3 with comparable power. You know it, I know it, and Porsche knows it. So what is going on here?

      Autocar reports that the 500 horsepower naturally aspirated 4.0 liter flat-6 991.2 GT3 powerplant is being considered for the Boxster Spyder. It would be detuned from that 500 horsepower number likely through software.

      Combine the best naturally aspirated flat-6 Porsche ever produced with weight loss from ditching the folding roof and the Boxster Spyder would be the sharpest driver's tool in the Porsche lineup at any price point.

      When has Porsche ever taken this big of a jump with the Boxster? Even with the Cayman GT4 they were careful to use a detuned 991.1 Carrera S 3.8 liter flat-6. Furthermore, Porsche stated there would not be six-cylinder motors with the 718 generation. This just seems too good to be true.








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      Comments 12 Comments
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        Their cheapest model line getting their best engine? That will never happen.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        Their cheapest model line getting their best engine? That will never happen.
        I agree with you.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        my money would be on the boxster spyder and/or the cayman GT4 getting the new carrera S power plant 3.0T 420hp.

        I dont even think they would give it the GTS tuned version let alone the GT3 engine, no way.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        my money would be on the boxster spyder and/or the cayman GT4 getting the new carrera S power plant 3.0T 420hp.
        Nah, they said no six-cylinder powerplants. That may just mean turbocharged ones though.

        I'd expect a tweaked 2.5 liter considering what the TT-RS does.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Nah, they said no six-cylinder powerplants. That may just mean turbocharged ones though.

        I'd expect a tweaked 2.5 liter considering what the TT-RS does.
        Cayman GT4 with 2.5TFSI.....that would be pretty sweet...but would the 2.5TFSI motor make the brand jump?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        Cayman GT4 with 2.5TFSI.....that would be pretty sweet...but would the 2.5TFSI motor make the brand jump?
        No I mean the 2.5 boxer it already has.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        There are recent pics of 718 GT4, all signs point to detuned GT3 4.0. Wouldn’t the Spyder get the same powerplant?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        There are recent pics of 718 GT4, all signs point to detuned GT3 4.0. Wouldn’t the Spyder get the same powerplant?
        Not sure.

        If the Boxster or Cayman gets the GT4 motor... amazeballs.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        These new pics came out a week ago.

        http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/spy-sho...pecs-and-info/

        If there is pics, shouldn’t there also be some video with audio? That would kill 4 banger theory.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        If there is pics, shouldn’t there also be some video with audio? That would kill 4 banger theory.
        It would also kill all the links to the article...
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        This would be something. Need to talk to my dealer about getting on the list when I'm in for service next week...
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Cautiously optimistic that this will happen. Would certainly be a game changer. I loved the last boxster spyder.