The Cycle of Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman Approaches its End

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Porsche 718 Boxster And 718 Cayman Nears The End Of Its Cycle

The end draws near for the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, particularly in Europe. Porsche is gearing up to phase out these models, with brand new units of the Porsche duo set to become unavailable for sale as of July.

Consequently, Porsche will substantially reduce the presence of these models in its European delivery lineup, leaving only a possibility for two extreme versions to linger.

The decision follows a similar fate that befell the Porsche Macan, the combustion engine-free model, which was announced to exit the European market in the preceding year.

The rationale behind this move stems from the electronic architecture of the Macan failing to comply with the EU’s stringent cybersecurity standards, effective from July 1.

Adaptations to meet these requirements were deemed economically unviable for the aging model, leading to its discontinuation. Analogous circumstances seem to apply to the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, as reported by Motor1.

Porsche 718 Boxster
Porsche 718 Boxster (Credits: MotoIQ)

Both the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman hail from a previous era and were conceived prior to the establishment of regulatory standards governing digital technology. As a result, they won’t undergo targeted modernization to meet the requirements of the EU market, making them unavailable for future orders.

Once the July 1 deadline hits, new units will be unable to be registered within the EU. However, existing stock cars with prior registrations may remain in circulation for a period. Porsche suggests that the GT4 RS and the Spyder RS models may persist beyond this transition phase.

Just as the combustion engine variant of the Macan in Europe made way for an all-electric iteration sharing the same name, a fully electric successor is also in the cards for the 718 series.


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