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.