Premium sports carmaker Porsche has launched the new 718 Cayman and Boxster in the country, which are priced at Rs 81.63 lakh and Rs 85.53 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively. The third generation 718 Boxster gets more striking and sporty appearance, while the new 718 Cayman complements the Roadster. The newly launched cars claim to offer better performance figure as compared to the older generation models.
The new 718 Cayman and the Boxster are powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which replaces the older 3.4-litre, six cylinder naturally aspirated engine. Though there a bit of downsizing here, the Cayman claims to generate an additional 90Nm of torque over its predecessor, while the Boxster also witnesses a considerable rise in torque figures. Mated to seven-speed automatic PDK gearbox, the 2.0-litre engines produce 298 bhp and 380Nm of torque which allows the vehicle to do 0-100kmph in just about 5.1 seconds. The top speed for both cars has been restricted at 275kmph. To deliver best handling, the new models are offered with retuned chassis, a wider front and side air-intake with side skirts for aerodynamics.
Speaking of design element, the new 718 Cayman and the Boxster get bi-xenon headlamps with integrated four-point LED daytime running lights, larger air-intakes and ceramic brakes. Inside, it gets Porsche Communication Management system with an eight-speaker music system and 918 inspired sports steering wheel. The vehicles continue to be offered with multiple airbags, while the 718 Boxster is offered with a Vehicle Tracking System Plus (PVTS+) as standard.