Porsche 718 T: Boxster, Cayman gain pared-back variants

Porsche 718 T: Boxster, Cayman gain pared-back variants

Door handles also become fabric loops, while the sport seats are more basic units with only two-way electronic adjustment. Here that means a standard PASM sports chassis previously reserved as an option for the 2.5-litre cars, a shorter manual gearshift (PDK is still an option) and Sport Chrono fitted from the factory as well. The new 718 Porsche Boxster T and 718 Cayman T are driving pleasure in its purest form. Thanks to a weight-to-power ratio of 4.5 (4.6) kg/PS, it can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5.1 (4.7) seconds. In Sport Plus mode, the cars rocket to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds before topping out at 170 miles per hour (275 km/h).

Externally, the T models are also differentiated by grey mirror shells featuring logos, and a twin-tailpipe central sports exhaust finished in chrome. The GT sports steering wheel along with additional badging completes the interiors of the Cayman T and Boxster T.

For the first time, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is offered with the base engine, dropping ride height by 0.8 inch.

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The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) module has also been replaced by a large storage compartment, though buyers who do not wish to forego the entertainment system may order it at no extra charge. The main weight reduction measure listed is an optional infotainment delete, which - along with some new sports seats - counteracts the addition of a petrol particulate filter. In the manual, the system can be used to toggle auto rev-matching, in dual-clutch models it brings about Launch Control and the push-to-pass Sport Response system.

One special feature of this model is its dynamic gearbox mount - the PADM system, which minimises vibrations in the engine/gearbox area and reduces movements that could affect driving dynamics as a result of the total mass of the drivetrain. A couple logos make appearances throughout the model on the headrests and on the door entry strips, for example, but nothing too lavish.