The heart of every individual Porsche: the engine. In the new 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T models, the 2.0 liter turbocharged horizontally opposed engine sits just inches behind you. Mounted deep. For an optimum vehicle center of gravity. With direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. The 718 T models accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. And with PDK and Launch Control, in 4.5 seconds. Enabled by a power unit with 300 hp and a maximum torque of 280 lb.-ft., thanks to turbocharged induction, is available as low as 1,950 rpm and up to 4,500 rpm. This is supplemented by engine characteristics configured to offer the high rev limits typical of a sports car. In summary: high compression and high engine speed combine with good modulation of power output. And, at its peak, 170 mph at 6,500rpm. That's how quickly you can clear your head.
There are some things which no app can simulate. Like taking a hairpin bend on the ideal line. Exactly here, at the apex of the corner, is where you can see what makes a mid-engined sports car stand out: lightweight, a low, balanced center of gravity, wide track, long wheelbase – and, of course, a precise and agile chassis.
PASM Sport Suspension
The new 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T are completely in tune with the road, thanks to the PASM Sport Suspension. The body sits a further 20mm lower than that of the 718 base models. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) – the electronic damping control system – continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. PASM has two settings which can be selected using a button on the center console: in 'Normal' mode, the shock absorption is dynamic yet comfortable, whereas in 'Sport' mode, it is much firmer. The results are tangible: increased driving stability, improved comfort and enhanced performance.
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
The standard Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) increases dynamic performance and stability. The system works with a variable torque distribution on the rear wheels and a mechanically regulated rear differential lock. When the car is driven assertively into a corner, moderate brake pressure is applied to the inside rear wheel. Consequently, a greater amount of drive force is distributed to the outside rear wheel, inducing an additional rotational pulse (yaw movement) around the vehicle's vertical axis. For direct, sporty steering from the turn-in point.
The mechanically regulated rear differential lock included with PTV has an asymmetrical lock factor. This helps to provide greater traction, for example when accelerating out of corners and driving on road surfaces with varying grip. The result: considerable lateral dynamic vehicle stability and exceptional traction. Impressive agility at every speed – with precise steering response and balanced load transfer characteristics. And, of course, tremendous fun on corners.
Flip the switch. Out of the four walls. On to the open straights. And, of course, in the bends. Thanks to the mode switch on the GT Sport Steering Wheel, you can select one of four settings: Normal, SPORT, SPORT PLUS or Individual mode, to adapt the vehicle even more precisely to the way you want to drive.
In SPORT mode, the electronic engine management demands a sharper response. Engine dynamics become more direct and the Sport Exhaust System is activated.
In SPORT PLUS mode, the 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T can unleash their full potential. Engine, chassis, Sport Exhaust System – everything is geared for 100% performance. The result: even sportier damping and superior driving dynamics.
Individual mode follows your driving style: you can select and store various vehicle settings to suit your preferences.
Thoughtful design tells a story. The 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T tells two. A story of its dynamic history. Of victory at mountain-top races. Of countless defeated curves. At the same time, it describes the start. Of new journeys, undiscovered routes and endless possibilities. In short: of the ability to begin spontaneously – and not stop for a long time.
The side profile of the 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T are sleek, dominant, and highlight their mid-engined layout. Large wheel arches, and the Titanium Grey paint accents of the 20-inch Carrera S wheels and Agate Grey offer a sophisticated finish. With a striking signature on the side: the decorative strips with either the '718 Boxster T' or '718 Cayman T' logo.
Moving forward, the powerful form typical of 718 models is clear to see. Large air intakes provide optimum air supply and fascia lend prominence to the design of the integrated Bi-Xenon headlights – with LED daytime running lights.
The broad rear is completed with either the '718 Boxster T' or '718 Cayman T' model logo, finished in Agate Grey. Another eye-catcher: the sport exhaust system with the centrally positioned twin tailpipes in black.
Low, wide, sleek. Confident. That's how it stands. Just as you would expect from a true sports car. The new 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T. Fiercely determined to catapult you into real life. As soon as you turn the ignition key.
The truly important things can't be found in conferences and meetings. They are not made of bits and bytes, they are not on timelines and news feeds. They are made up of curves and corners. Endorphins and adrenaline. Long straights and short shift throws. The best destination to have? No destination. The way there? We have reduced down to the bare essentials: in a purist's sports car which lets you switch off by shifting up. A Porsche which needs no more than a clear road – and, of course, you. Welcome to life.
The new 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T are thoroughbred sports cars. With one mission: driving for the sake of driving. Fully epitomised by the T for Touring in the name. Its heart: a powerful 300 hp turbocharged four-cylinder horizontally opposed engine located just inches behind the driver. And its center of gravity? Sits deep. The sport suspension (20 mm lower) brings you closer to the road – and even closer to the feeling of being alive. The soundtrack: its sports exhaust system, calling for freedom.
The new 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T are your personal here and now – the spontaneous opportunity to leave everyday routine behind. Highly dynamic. Puristic. Authentic. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)? It can – but it doesn't have to. Instead: Sport Seats Plus, door pull loops, a GT Sport Steering Wheel with mode switch. That's all it takes to ensure that the everyday can no longer restrict you.
Feng shui? Hygge? All well and good. But sometimes less is more – more room to breathe. Which is precisely why the design of the new 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T is focused on three things: driving, driving, driving. Meaning: excellent ergonomics, short distances between steering wheel and gear lever, and direct access to all the important functions.
So, hands on the GT Sport Steering Wheel! In easy reach: the mode switch, where you can select your preferred driving mode – from Normal, SPORT, SPORT PLUS and Individual. The shortened gear lever reinforces the sporty appeal of the interior with its shift pattern in red.
The interior: black and pure. On the steering wheel and gear lever: smooth-finish leather for a comfortable feel. On the doors: understated door pull loops. The trim strips on the dashboard and center console painted in High Gloss Black, harmoniously round off the design.
Switch off: yes. Slack off: no. Made possible by the Sport Seat Plus (two-way) with elevated side bolsters and seat centres in durable Sport-Tex – or, optionally, the adaptive Sport Seat Plus (18-way). Could it get even sportier? Yes – ultra-lightweight full bucket seats in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) are also available as an option. The headrests on all seat variants feature the '718' logo.
With the optional interior packages, you can choose your own color accents: with contrasting colors in GT Silver, Guards Red, Racing Yellow or Lizard Green. These accents can be found on the seat belts, decorative stitching, door pull loops, the '718' logo on the headrests and on the stitching – as well as the Porsche logo on the floor mats. Highlight: the decorative stitching of the seat centers with Sport-Tex stripe pattern, also in the contrasting color.
You can even add Alcantara® elements, tried and tested in motorsport, upon request.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) serves as your central control unit for audio, navigation and communication, and for countless Car Connect Services via smartphone, such as vehicle positioning.
Navigation including Porsche Connect
Thanks to Real-time Traffic Information, the optional navigation module including Porsche Connect gets you to your destination quicker, and offers you numerous Porsche Connect services.
When you don't want the raw sound of the Sport Exhaust System to be the soundtrack to your journey: Sound Package Plus features six speakers in the 718 Boxster T and eight speakers in the 718 Cayman T for an acoustic performance perfectly adapted to the vehicle interior.
The optional BOSE® Surround Sound System has been specially developed for the 718 models and offers a total output of 505 watts. It features 10 fully active loudspeakers and amplifier channels including a patented, 100 watt active subwoofer integral to the vehicle bodyshell.
The optional Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System offers sound performance of the highest level. In numbers: 12 amplifier channels with a total output of 821 watts, 12 loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 300 watt class D amplifier, a total diaphragm surface area of more than 1,340cm² and a frequency response of 35Hz to 20kHz.
Advanced airbag technology: integrated in the form of fullsize driver and passenger airbags, which are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident. Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP) is also standard. This consists of side impact protection elements in the doors and two side airbags per side: a thorax airbag is integrated in the side bolster of each seat, while the door panels each contain an upwards-inflating head airbag.
Available as an option in conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this enhanced version of cruise control actively regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. A radar sensor scans the road ahead up to a distance of 650 ft. In addition, coasting is now possible even while adaptive cruise control is active.
If Porsche Active Safe (PAS) detects that your vehicle is approaching the vehicle in front too quickly, the system issues an audible and a visual warning. Where necessary, this may be accompanied by a brief jolt of the brakes and the initiation of targeted braking. During this process, any braking by the driver is boosted to achieve the maximum braking force that the system is able to provide.
New Lane Change Assist, available as an option, uses radar sensors to monitor the areas to the rear of the vehicle and the blind spots on either side. Above a speed of 19 mph, the system issues a visual warning signal in the door mirror panel whenever a vehicle rapidly approaches your vehicle from behind or enters one of your blind spots. In this way, Lane Change Assist improves comfort, particularly on interstates. However, the system does not actively intervene to control the vehicle and can be deactivated at any time.
Featuring four inconspicuous sensors in the front and rear ends, standard ParkAssist audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected around the vehicle. An intermittent warning tone.
The audible alert is supplemented by a visual warning in the central display screen, which shows a graphical representation of the vehicle from overhead.
The standard reversing camera facilitates precise reverse parking and maneuvering. Help is provided in the form of the camera image and the dynamic, superimposed guidelines on the PCM screen, which illustrate the predicted course of the vehicle given the current position of the steering wheel.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders
|Turbocharged boxer 4
|Max. power at rpm
|Max. engine speed
|Max. torque at rpm
|1,950 - 4,500 rpm
|Max. power per liter
|Power-to-weight ratio (Manual)
|Power-to-weight ratio (PDK (Automatic))
|Top track speed
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (Manual)
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (PDK (Automatic))
|Width w/ mirrors folded
|Curb weight (Manual)
|Curb weight (PDK (Automatic))
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (Manual)
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (PDK (Automatic))
|Maximum load (Manual)
|Maximum load (PDK (Automatic))
|Front luggage compartment volume
|Rear luggage compartment volume
|Limited vehicle warranty
|4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program
|Main service interval
|Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.
|Limited paint warranty
|4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)
|Limited corrosion warranty
|12 years/unlimited miles
|EPA estimates not yet available.