Porsche Finally Launches 718 Cayman T And Boxster T In The U.S.

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.

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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.

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  • TheBelltower

    With this 2.0 four cylinder engine, this can legitimately be called a Barbie car.

    • Nastinupe1911

      Yeah, just like the AP1 S2000. It had a 2.0 four cylinder engine and “only” 240 hp and 153 ft/ pound of torque.

      • TheBelltower

        I owned a 2002 S2k. Awesome car, but the weakness was the engine which was very sleepy until I revved the hell out of it. And I think I paid $27k for it “loaded” (there were no options, and the amazing six speed manual was the only transmission.) It failed after one generation because it wasn’t luxurious or prestigious enough for Barbie.

      • Salih Ahzem

        F20/F22C at least had a nice soundtrack compared to this character-less boxer-4. On the other hand being a Porsche brings much more refinement.

    • Justin Tyme

      You sound like someone who can’t afford one. I have owned 5 Porsches including a C4 and the 718 is the best by far.

      • TheBelltower

        Clearly someone is overpaying their hairdresser.

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    the C8 Vette will have a huge negative impact on the sales of these

  • MMMBRAP

    The previous gen Boxster/Cayman looked way better IMO. Never really cared for the chintzy design of the 718.

  • MMMBRAP

    I also prefer the 911 GT3 above all other Porsche’s. Does public opinion completely disagree with me there as well.

    • Justin Tyme

      I don’t know. I can only speak for the many that I have met.

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