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Porsche 718 Cayman T and 718 Boxster T – Middle Ground Perfection

The Porsche 718 Cayman and its 718 Boxster fraternal twin are two of the best driving sports cars on the market.  Not too far removed from revealing the newest 992-generation 911, Porsche is announcing a mid-range T trim for the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster.  The T usually means touring in Porsche models. Porsche claims, “the 718 T will be most at home on winding country roads, offering the joy of dynamic driving as its ultimate goal.”

The 718 T will combine the 2.0-liter turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine with a host of options from the S and GTS trims. These options include 20-inch alloy wheels painted in titanium grey, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which lowers the chassis by .78 inches and is being offered with the 4-cylinder for the first time in the 718 lineup. A six-speed manual, shorter gear shifter, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), a mechanical locking rear differential, and the Sport Chrono Package are also available. The PDK transmission is an optional extra.

With 296 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque on tap, the 6-speed manual 718 T can reach 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The PDK transmission lowers that time to 4.5 seconds. Both transmissions allow a top speed of 170mph.

Slotted between the Base 718 and the 718 S, the 718 T should cost somewhere in the range of $65,000 and elevate the trend of near perfect driving from Porsche’s entry-level offerings.

 

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