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New for 2018: Porsche

New for 2018: Porsche

By Christian Wardlaw, February 08, 2018
This year, Porsche is focused on its sports cars rather than its sport/utilities. A redesigned Cayenne SUV arrives for 2019, but in the meantime Porsche fleshes out the Panamera lineup, adds new top-of-the-line versions of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, and gives 911 buyers four compelling new models from which to choose.

Detailed changes for each Porsche car and SUV are shown on the pages that follow, the vehicles listed in alphanumeric order.

2018 Porsche 718
  • A new GTS series debuts at the top of the lineup, offering more power than the S variants due to a new intake plenum and an optimized turbocharger


2018 Porsche 911

  • Porsche expands the 911 lineup yet again, adding Carrera T, GTS, GT3, and GT2 RS
  • The new 911 Carrera T coupe appeals to driving purists with a slight weight reduction and standard go-faster equipment compared to a stock 911 Carrera
  • The GTS series slots between the Carrera lineup and the Turbo lineup, splitting the different in terms of performance and capabilities, and is available in coupe, cabriolet, and Targa body styles
  • The GT3 returns as a track-bred sports car designed for optimum performance, equipped with a 500-horsepower, normally aspirated 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine and few frills
  • The racing-bred GT2 RS is, according to Porsche, “the fastest and most powerful 911 of all time,” weighing just 3,241 pounds and equipped with a twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine making 700 horsepower


2018 Porsche Cayenne

  • A redesigned 2019 Cayenne is slated to arrive soon; Porsche has announced no changes to the outgoing 2018 Cayenne lineup


2018 Porsche Macan

  • Following several years during which the Macan lineup expanded to include a lower-priced base model, a GTS line, and a Performance Package for Turbo models, Porsche has announced no changes to the 2018 Macan


2018 Porsche Panamera

  • After a completely redesigned Panamera debuted for the 2017 model year, the lineup expands to include long-wheelbase Executive and Sport Turismo wagon variants
  • A new Panamera standard model arrives with rear-wheel drive and a 330-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 engine
  • New Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid models debut, the latter making a combined 680 horsepower

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