A series of tweaks that promise to delight the purists
Porsche is announcing the introduction of the 718 T range which, as you know, comprises the likes of Cayman and Boxster.
Since the carmaker places great emphasis on the 718 T’s spirited driving – whether it’s the Boxster or the Cayman, we’ll start with the engine.
Porsche 718 T relies on a 2-liter, turbocharged flat-four engine making 220 kW (300 PS, 295 hp) and a maximum torque of 380 Nm.
To the engine Porsche can bolt a six-speed manual gearbox with torque vectoring complemented by a rear locking differential. Optionally, you can specify the fast-shifting PDK dual-clutch gearbox.
With the manual, the 718 T tips the scales at 1,350 kg while in automatic configuration, the weight sits at 1,380 kg.
In manual guise, the 718 T can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds. PDK-fitted variants can clear the same interval in 4.7 seconds. Top speed is 275 km/h (170 mph).
Porsche’s Sport Chrono package comes as standard and offers three drive modes – Normal, Sport and Sport Plus. Every 718 T sits on 20-inch wheels and Porsche tells us the PASM chassis has been lowered by 20 mm.
We should see the 718 T make a live appearance at the upcoming 2019 Geneva Motor Show, so we’ll get back with more details at that point.