2016 Porsche Boxster to cost more than Cayman – and it gets a new name

Porsche has confirmed that its new Boxster and Cayman models will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine – and will be getting a new name to reflect the change.

In a statement released this morning, the firm says the Boxster and Cayman will ‘show more similarities’ – and will mirror the 911 range with the open-top Boxster costing more than the Cayman coupe.

Those similarities (both visual and technical, says Porsche) will include ‘equally-powerful’ flat-four turbocharged boxer engines.

The entry-level Porsche will still be known as the Cayman and Boxster, but will become the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman.

The Stuttgart carmaker says the new nomenclature is a reference to the 1957 Porsche 718 – which, like the new Cayman and Boxster, was powered by a flat-four engine.