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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster Spied with Flat-Six and Manual: Touring Pack?

Rumors and spy material about Porsche preparing another pair of six-cylinder 718 models, which would be slotted below the 718 Cayman GT4 and the 718 Spyder, have been floating around for quite a while. And now that the said top dogs have made their debut, we can zoom in on the said "civilian" models with a different perspective.
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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster Spied with Flat-Six and Manual2020 Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster Spied with Flat-Six and Manual2020 Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster Spied with Flat-Six and Manual2020 Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster Spied with Flat-Six and Manual2020 Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster Spied with Flat-Six and Manual2020 Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster Spied with Flat-Six and Manual
It's all about the engine, really. You see, the GT Division has taken the 3.0-liter flat-six of the 992 911 Carrera S, removed the turbos and increase the displacement to 4 liters, with the resulting 420 hp N/A flat six powering the 718 Cayman GT4 and Spyder.

So what engine would be the one found at the middle of the models that brought us here? Well, it's not likely that Porsche would reduce the specific output of the said new unit too much, so perhaps the newcomers won't be separate models after all.

Instead, we could be dealing with anothe rumors, one that talks about these machines being offered as a Touring Package for the said range-toppers.

Another clue towards this is the fact that the six-cylinder prototypes in the piece of footage at the bottom of the page seems to pack manual trannies - you can listen to the sportscars doing their thing on the Nurburgring. After all, the 991.2 GT3 Touring was only offered with three pedals.

As far as the aero goes, these testers don't pack the bespoke front and rear aprons of the GT4 and the Spyder, borrowing the GTS bumper (only the coupe test car), as it was the case with early mules for the said range-toppers. At the back, the six-cylinder models we have here seem to pack diffuser-like elements that sit in between the GTS and the GT Division hardware.

The introduction of more six-cylinder models should push sales closer to the level originaly expected by Zuffenhausen while keeping us aficioandos happy at home.

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