Make some noise for the sports car, because the truth is that like many other types of vehicle, the sports car has been undergoing some changes in recent years. It’s all driven by emissions, fuel consumption, electrification and a buzzword often used to describe family hatchbacks: downsizing. There are still muscular V8s out there, but the world is changing with models such as the BMW i8 hybrid and all-electric Porsche Taycan.

Futurists are happy, traditionalists perhaps less so, but the car industry has its hand firmly in the game even if it feels to some as though the rules keep changing. This is why Porsche when it launched the latest-generation 718 Boxster and Cayman,  switched to a turbocharged four-cylinder. ..

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