The 718 moniker is an absolutely legendary one, making a name for itself on multiple racetracks by out maneuvering the competition instead of out powering them.
Driven by renowned racecar drivers, the 718 made its debut at the 24-Hours Of Le Mans in 1957. Although, a crash caused the car to retire from its first race before it was over, the 718 returned the following year, finishing first in class and third overall. 1958 proved to be a very successful year for the Porsche in other forms of racing as well. Notable victories include first and second at the Targa Florio and first at the European Hill Climb Championship.
In designing the 982 Cayman and Boxster models for the 2016 model year, Porsche accurately revived the 718 name. These new 718 Cayman and Boxster models were lighter and nimbler than ever allowing them to gain a reputation of being one of the best handling cars. Power was not disappointing either, despite losing displacement from the previous year’s Cayman models. Porsche’s secret was a mid-mounted turbocharged flat-4 that resulted in an increase in power and steering capabilities. Critics from the media were immediately enamored by the car and sang praises of the car's capabilities.
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is offering Porsche enthusiasts the chance to get behind the wheel of one of these fantastic Porsches. Being raffled off is a 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman. This very special car is well optioned with many specifically ordered features, such as the Gentian Blue Metallic finish and Porsches dual-clutch 7-speed transmission option that adds over $3k to the original MSRP. Entering to win this 718 Cayman is as simple as purchasing tickets online or by mail. Each ticket costs $100.00 and proceeds go to benefit the University Of Kentucky Children’s Hospital. This is your chance to drive off in an excellent car while contributing to an even better cause. For more information on the charity and/or the drawing, click here.