The Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman are following within the footsteps of the 911 Carrera T with considerably stripped-down variants that put the emphasis on most driving pleasure.
Introducing the 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T. Designed to fit in between the usual and S fashions, the 718 T fashions are powered by the 300 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from the bottom Boxster and Cayman, with a selection of a six-speed handbook or seven-speed PDK computerized transmission.
Porsche 718 T fashions (the ‘T’ standing for ‘Touring’) obtain an in depth tools package deal that features 20-inch wheels, a extra aggressive PASM sports activities chassis choice that drops the automobile almost a full inch (one thing not out there on base fashions), the Sport Chrono package deal and Porsche Torque Vectoring rear differential as commonplace tools, and a shortened gear lever for manual-equipped vehicles.
Weight-saving measures embody cloth door pulls, an infotainment system delete, and electrical sport seats that supply simply two-way adjustability. Sadly, these weight-saving measures are offset by the addition of a gasoline particulate filter, so general weight and straight-line efficiency stays unchanged. Nonetheless, the 718 T’s are not any slouches, rocketing from 0-60 in 4.7 seconds on its option to a prime velocity of 170 mph.
Visually, the 718 T stand aside from different fashions because of particular aspect graphics, grey mirror shells, a sports activities exhaust completed in black, and 20-inch high-gloss titanium gray wheels. Paint decisions embody white, black, silver, purple, yellow, Miami Blue, and Lava Orange.
General, there’s a complete lot to love concerning the 718 T, with Porsche specializing in driving pleasure in its purest type, which is what these vehicles have at all times been about. My outdated Boxster had a mere 201 horsepower, and it was nonetheless a blast to drive. I can solely think about what this automobile should be like!
Porsche hasn’t launched pricing for the 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T, however they did say that the fashions will get pleasure from a 5-10% low cost when in comparison with a base Boxster or Cayman geared up with these non-compulsory extras.
Whereas there are not any plans to supply the 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T within the US proper now, if sufficient stress is given, we’re certain that Porsche will carry these highly-desirable fashions to our shores as properly.
So what are you ready for, give your native Porsche supplier a name and allow them to know that you’re within the 718 T if they carry them to the USA. Fingers crossed!
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