06 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman

718 the new name, turbo fl at-fours the new engines

PORSCHE is so keen for us to think fondly of its new turbo flat-four Boxster and Cayman that the entrylevel sportscars will adopt a 718 prefix, referencing the race-winning four-pot Porker from the 1950s.

There’s no need to play the heritage card, though, because the 225kW/360Nm 2.0-litre and 254kW/400Nm 2.5-litre boosted fours are modern units capable of outpunching the 2.7- and 3.4-litre atmo sixes they replace.

Boxster will land at Geneva in March; Cayman at Beijing in May. g , g,