Porsche has expanded its Boxster and Cayman ranges with the introduction of the new Porsche 718 T, which strips back unnecessary things for “maximum driving pleasure”.
The new 718 T in the Boxster and Cayman ranges combines the 220kW (295hp) 2-litre turbo 4-cylinder flat engine with an extensive equipment package: 20- inch alloy wheels, PASM sports chassis lowered by 20 millimetres, shortened gearshift and the Sport Chrono package.
Porsche is offering both the Boxster and Cayman 718 T variants with six-speed gearbox and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), including mechanical rear axle differential locking.
Porsche’s dual-clutch transmission (PDK) can also be optioned.
With a power-to-weight ratio of 218.5hp per tonne, the Porsche 718 T can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5.1, with the PDK-equipped version taking 4.7 seconds, going on to a top speed of 275 km/h.
The 718 T also comes with Porsche Active Drivetrain Mount (PADM), which minimises vibrations in the engine or gearbox area and reduces movements which could affect driving dynamics.
Keeping the Cayman and Boxster’s good looks up is a set of 20-inch alloys in high-gloss titanium grey, with “718 Boxster T” or “718 Cayman T” badges on the sides announcing its variant, which can also be identified from the rear by the central sports exhaust with black, chrome-plated twin tailpipes.
Colour abound for the Porsche 718 T: buyers can choose from black, Indian Red, Racing Yellow and white, together with Carrara White, Deep Black and GT Silver metallic colours. Lava Orange and Miami Blue are available as special colours.