- New T models have lowered suspension as standard
- Sport Chrono package included too
- Prices start at £51,145
Porsche’s latest Cayman and Boxster: the 718 T
Porsche unveils new edition of its coupe and convertible sports cars with a renewed focus on handling.
The 718 T (the T is for “Touring”) is designed to be a lighter version of the Cayman and Boxster that focuses extra-hard on handling. It combines the 300-horsepower engine from the standard Cayman with the lowered suspension taken from the Cayman S.
The 718 T cars also have some weight-saving features, with black fabric door pulls, different sports seats and the infotainment system replaced by a large storage component. Porsche says these measures offset the additional weight of a new gas particulate filter, designed to reduce emissions. If you still want the infotainment system, Porsche will put it back in at no extra charge. Overall, both cars have an unladen weight of 1,350kg (1,380 with PDK), which is 15kg lighter than standard.
Porsche’s Sport Chrono package – normally an option – is included as standard. This allows drivers to switch between Normal, Sport and Sport Plus modes, as well as a customisable Individual mode, using a switch on the steering wheel. The different modes retune the engine, accelerator, gearbox and suspension for different levels of aggression.
On the outside, the two T cars ride on 20-inch alloy wheels painted in grey, with grey mirror casings and 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T badges. You can spot them by their black chrome-plated twin tailpipes.
Performance figures are the same as the standard Cayman, which means 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds (or 4.7 with the PDK automatic gearbox).
Price-wise, the 718 Cayman T will cost from £51, 145, while the 718 Boxster T starts at £53,006 (both RRP).