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Named 718 as a nod to the four-cylinder racing car (built from 1957 -’62 and raced by Graham Hill among others), the 2016 version shares its wheelbase with the Boxster but features shorter overhangs, a lighter body-in-white and bespoke body panels. With a 1190kg weight target, the 718 could weigh 120kg less than its roadster brother.


that is a ton of history to live up to!
 

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I think it's going to be hard for them to make the new 718 live up to the one from the past since there's such a big time gap, plus they need to make the 718 relevant for these times and for who it's targeted at. I'm sure they will still find some ways to make the connection.
 

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Now I see where that detail over the rear wheel is coming from. I like it better now that I an see how it is connected to the history of Porsche.
 

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I think it's going to be hard for them to make the new 718 live up to the one from the past since there's such a big time gap, plus they need to make the 718 relevant for these times and for who it's targeted at. I'm sure they will still find some ways to make the connection.
the original 718 was a stripper racer. The only connection Porsche is trying to make is light nimble and FAST...
 

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the original 718 was a stripper racer. The only connection Porsche is trying to make is light nimble and FAST...
Well, I think that they are also going to take some styling cues from the old 718. It's not like you need to take inspiration from the old 718 in order to decide you want something light nimble and fast. Those attributes are pretty standard goals with most roadsters.
 

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the original 718 was a stripper racer. The only connection Porsche is trying to make is light nimble and FAST...
light nimble and FAST...is something I can see them do with this, something they should do, it's what true enthusiasts want.
 

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light nimble and FAST...is something I can see them do with this, something they should do, it's what true enthusiasts want.
thats a problem then, true enthusiasts don't buy cars! Porsche may have lucked out, they still have a chance to fix this >:D

but I'm not kidding about enthusiasts...
 

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so what do true enthusiasts buy? a playstation or xbox and a copy of Gran Turismo?
They buy used. And someone with cash doesn't call themself an 'enthusiast' they're owners. Enthusiast indicates I would buy if I could buy... We don't care about that, well porsche doesn't at least ;)
 

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They buy used. And someone with cash doesn't call themself an 'enthusiast' they're owners. Enthusiast indicates I would buy if I could buy... We don't care about that, well porsche doesn't at least ;)
I think you are playing semantics. An owner can also be an enthusiast. Enthusiast just means you are passionate about it, whether you own or not. There are plenty of people who own vehicles who aren't passionate about it.
 

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I think you are playing semantics. An owner can also be an enthusiast. Enthusiast just means you are passionate about it, whether you own or not. There are plenty of people who own vehicles who aren't passionate about it.
Yup, that's basically it.
 
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