Cybersecurity: Soon the End of the Porsche 718 in Europe

Soon the end of the Porsche 718 in Europe because of Cybersecurity

AUTO: After the Macan, it’s the turn of the small Porsches to fall by the wayside, due to their inability to comply with new cybersecurity standards

We talked about it last December: it will no longer be possible to order a current Porsche Macan (not to be confused with the imminent electric Macan) from July 1st. We now learn that the same will apply to the Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster, the brand’s most affordable (and most fun?) models. The reason is the same, and it is also the one that will end the career of the Fiat 500: new standards in cybersecurity.

Porsche Boxster
Porsche Boxster 25 Years - Porsche

Prevent hacking

Before blaming Europe , know that these standards were imposed by the UN (United Nations), and that other countries (54 in total) have ratified them. The idea is, among other things, to protect the data of increasingly connected cars, and to prevent their hacking. According to Porsche, adapting the Macan and the 718 to these new standards would be unreasonably expensive, particularly for models approaching the end of their career anyway and, for the 718 in any case, whose sales are hardly significant.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS - Porsche

The coupe and cabrio will therefore bow out this summer, with two exceptions: the Cayman GT4 and the Spyder RS , whose very limited production places it in a special regulatory regime. Consumer advice: if you are a potential customer for these models, tell yourself that there will be stocks to sell by July, and that there will probably be very good deals in prospect…

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