The model of Porsche 718 was built with the design of an open cockpit that is categorized under the racing car variety. Produced within the time span of 1957 and 1962, the model of 718 was available as a replacement for the Porsche 550A. Loaded with advanced and modern mechanisms, the car body and suspension was improved to enable power and performance rightly. If the car is looked from the front, it will appear as the alphabetical letter ‘K’. This is one of the prime reasons why the Porsche 718 model is popularly called as the RSK.
Equipped with many modern technicalities, the 718 version was tuned with mid-sized engine which has the power of 142 horsepower or 106 KW. The engine variety of 1.5 liter Type 547/3 was first introduced in this vehicle of 550A along with its first introduction to the automobile market in the year of 1957.
The car was driven under the direction of Edgar Barth and Umberto Maglioli but it ended up badly in an accident before reaching the finishing point.
Again in the year of 1958, the car of Porsche 718 participated in a racing ground to be declared as first in its class and third positioned in an all-rounder category. The chassis of the car was done in space framing format with frontal as well as rear suspension system. It also utilizes the bets of engine that has 4 cylinders Boxer and 4 camshafts option to add more performance to it. The 5 speed manual transmission and 570 kg weight make the car a flexible and light weight solution that runs of standard fuel consumption of petrol.