If it isn't confirmed, then this quote would seem to suggest that it is ready to go and is just waiting on final approval.
Perhaps under study is marketing speak for nearly there?Entry-level roadster: Porsche developers continue to look at this segment, and a Boxster-based mid-engine roadster named the 718 is under study. If approved, the 718 could arrive as soon as 2016, according to multiple reports. The 718 would be shorter, lighter and less expensive than the Boxster, with unique body panels. It could be the first to receive the four-cylinder boxer engine under development at Porsche. Pricing would start at $45,000 to $50,000.
no porsche makes their margins from options... incredible markups...But with removing all the options I would think that margins would be pretty high. Why do you think the margins wouldn't be good on a vehicle like this? I guess its just a balance of having to keep the price low enough for where they want to price it.