- The 718 twins get a T version which gets all the hardware from S version without the extra bump in power output.
- The 2.0-litre flat-four puts out 296bhp with a six-speed manual.
After the Porsche 991 911, Porsche has introduced the 718 twins – the Cayman and Boxster – with the special ‘Touring’ version. Slotted below the S version, the Cayman T and Boxster T comes with the S version’s go-fast bits but without any increase in horsepower.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged flat-four that powers the standard version still puts out 296bhp and 380Nm. But the PASM sports chassis of the T duo is reduced by 20mm with a shortened gear lever. The six-speed manual gearbox comes with Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) along with mechanical rear axle differential locking in the Sport Chrono package. But Porsche may also offer dual-clutch transmission, the famous PDK, as an option. The T package also includes 20-inch alloy wheels.
As Porsche’s weight saving measures go, both the T spec models lose out on an infotainment system – although customers can opt for it at no additional cost. Moreover, the door handles are replaced with fabric loops. The T models differ from the S and standard models in appearance by grey ORVMs and twin centrally-placed exhaust tips in a black chrome finish. On the inside, there is a two-way adjustable electronic seats with 718 logos embroidered on the headrests. The GT sports steering wheel along with additional badging completes the interiors of the Cayman T and Boxster T.
The Porsche 718 Cayman T costs from 63,047 Euros and the 718 Boxster T starts at 65,070 Euros in Germany. The German sportscar maker is expected to bring the 718 T twins to India as well, perhaps sometime towards the end of 2019.