Porsche has finally launched the new 718 Cayman T and 718 Boxster T in the United States, with pricing kicking off at $66,400 and $68,500 respectively – not including the $1,350 destination charge.
This makes the new 718 Cayman T and Boxster T models $9,500 more expensive than the base models, and $14,300 more affordable than the GTS versions. The range-topping Cayman GT4 starts at $99,200 and the 718 Spyder at $96,300.
Powering the two T models is the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine, rated at 296 hp (300 PS / 221 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque.
The flat-four engine, which carries over from the standard Cayman and Boxster, works together either with the standard six-speed manual gearbox or the optional PDK. When fitted with the latter, 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) takes 4.5 seconds and top speed is 170 mph (274 km/h).
Both the Cayman T and Boxster T come with PASM sport suspension as standard. This is an option on the 718 S and GTS models, featuring shorter springs that lower the ride height by 0.78 inches (20 mm) compared to the standard Boxster and Cayman as well as re-tuned adaptive dampers. Complementing the torque vectoring system is a mechanical limited slip differential.
You won’t be able to tell the new T models apart from the regular ones unless you pay attention to the special lettering applied to the sides, Agate Grey mirror covers, 20-inch 911 Carrera S wheels, painted in Titanium Grey, and high-gloss black exhaust tips.
Replacing the traditional door handles inside are the black loops, while the rest of the cabin features include a sports steering wheel and seats, ‘718’ embroidery in the headrests and high-gloss black trim on the dashboard and center console. You could also choose the optional bucket seats or the 18-way adaptive sport seats, as well as the Interior Package that adds contrast stitching in several hues, with matching seatbelts, 718 lettering in the headrests and door opening loops.