Porsche 718 Cayman launched in SL

2017-02-01 17:16:37

Video by Sanath Desmond

The three day Ceylon Motor Show 2017 held last week at the BMICH where a number of new vehicles such as the Porsche 718 Cayman were launched for the first time to the public.

The Chief Guest of the event German Ambassador to Sri Lanka Joern Rohde said Porsche was all about innovation, class, design and anyone who owns a car like this can have lot of fun due to its specifications.

“I studied in Stuttgart where the Porsche factory started. Still it is owned by the Porsche family. Porsche AG founder; Ferdinand Porsche was the one who designed the Volkswagen Beetle before joining Daimler Benz. Porsche is all about the German Car Industry,” he noted.

According to Euro Cars, the fourth generation mid-engine 718 model is a continuation of the proven four-cylinder concept and the history of Porsche. The 718 Cayman and the new 718 Boxter have an identical engine output for the first time. The entry level starts with 230 kW (300hp) from two litres of displacement. On the other hand the S model delivers 257 kW (350hp) with a displacement of 2.5 litres.

The manufacturer’s 718 designation is a reference to the ground breaking sports car that was introduced in 1957 which was a great success for Porsche as a sports car brand. It is a successor to the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder.

Recently Euro Cars introduced Porsche 911 Turbo, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, Panamera GTS, Cayenne GTS, Cayman GTS and the Macan GTS to the Sri Lankan market.

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