Porsche 718

The Porsche 718 is a series of open-cockpit racing cars that were designed, produced, and sold by the German automaker Porsche. The first Porsche 718 was introduced in 1957 as a successor to the Porsche 550A. The 718 was specifically designed for use in endurance racing and was powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

The Porsche 718 quickly became a dominant force in motorsports, winning numerous races and championships throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. The car's success was due in large part to its lightweight construction, nimble handling, and powerful engine.

In 1961, Porsche introduced an updated version of the 718, known as the 718/2. This model featured a larger 1.6-liter engine and continued to be successful in racing competitions around the world. The 718/2 was eventually replaced by the 718/6 in 1963, which featured a 2.0-liter engine and further improvements to the car's performance.

Despite its success on the racetrack, Porsche eventually discontinued production of the 718 in 1964 in favor of focusing on other racing projects. However, the legacy of the Porsche 718 lived on, as the car's design heavily influenced future Porsche models, particularly the iconic Porsche 911.

In recent years, Porsche has revived the 718 name for a series of sports cars, including the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. These modern iterations of the 718 are not open-cockpit racing cars like their predecessors, but they still carry on the spirit of performance and innovation that defined the original Porsche 718 models. These modern 718 models have been well-received by both critics and consumers, continuing the legacy of the Porsche 718 name.

https://www.718forum.com/- An Online community for 718 Owners.

 https://www.porsche.com/usa/models/718/ - Porsche's Online Owners Manuals


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