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    • Smaller Porsche 917 Roadster (internally designated 718) back on the table with turbo boxer four cylinder power?

      This story will not die. The last we heard of it, the project was delayed indefinitely. Germany's Autobild reports a 917 roadster or spyder is back on the table. Part of the reason is that Porsche has new turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engines on the way that would mate perfectly with a new lighter chassis. How light? Autobild says a weight of around 2645 pounds which is lighter than anything in the Porsche lineup.

      That means this new smaller car would be focused around the driving experience and be sort of a modern 550 Spyder successor. It would also allow the Cayman and Boxster to move up in size and potentially finally exceed the 911. The 917 would then fill the entry level lightweight void and with close to 400 horsepower from a 2.5 liter turbo engine and a 2600 pound curb weight this car would be a blast to drive with mid-engine Porsche handling dynamics.

      Let's hope this is accurate and this car actually come to fruition.




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      1. andrew20195's Avatar
        andrew20195 -
        The rear looks pretty weird, and those wheels are way too big for that car. That said a new entry level Porsche sounds interesting.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by andrew20195 Click here to enlarge
        The rear looks pretty weird, and those wheels are way too big for that car. That said a new entry level Porsche sounds interesting.
        Just a rendering... real deal will be way different.