The 718 and 718 T models come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged horizontally opposed engine with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. It develops 300 hp at 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque: 280 lb-ft. With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 secs, and have a top track speed of 170 mph.
The S models have a 2.5-liter displacement. The result is 350 hp at 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque: 309 lb-ft. This unit – like the one in the 911 Turbo – also comes equipped with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG). It ensures a smoother unleashing of power and therefore increased driving pleasure. Its thrust? Goes up to 177 mph. With PDK and Launch Control, the S models sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds.
The 718 models are equipped with a smooth 6-speed manual transmission optimally matched to the respective engine characteristics. The gear lever in the 718 T models is shortened for fast, sporty shift throws. The result: short shift times and an even sportier and more authentic driving experience.
A direct steering system that lives up to its name. The direct steering ratio ensures agile turn-in and a sporty driving experience – with the usual high level of comfort. The comfort-orientated Power steering Plus is available as an option.
The 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models are equipped with PASM Sport Suspension. The body sits 20 mm (0.78 in) lower. The springs are harder and shorter and the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles are stiffer. The result: direct, agile handling and top cornering performance. For a little more ground clearance and comfort, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), with ride height lowered by 10 mm (0.39 in), is also available for the 718 GTS 4.0 models.
All 718 models are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) – an automatic control system helping to maintain stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. PSM improves traction under acceleration on inconsistent road surfaces. The result is a high level of driving stability – and extraordinary agility at the same time.
The horizontal geometry of the air intakes makes the front end appear even wider – lending it added bite. On the 718 GTS 4.0 models, this impression is further enhanced by the larger air intakes, black external airblades and black front spoiler. The fenders? Unmistakably Porsche. Higher than the hood, they have been styled to give prominence to the design of the headlights, with impressive inner workings and integrated LED daytime running lights. The 718 GTS 4.0 models have tinted front lights.
The side profile emphasises the mid-engined layout. The wheel arches are large – for wheels up to 20 inches. In the 718 T models these are in Titanium Grey; in the 718 GTS 4.0 models in Satin Black. One thing is clear: the 718 models weren't built for the garage. They were built for unrestrained driving pleasure. So, naturally the lines on the doors direct the air stream to the large side air intakes. To optimally supply the engines with air and produce powerful thrust.
Rain. Fog. Night. A true athlete doesn’t let that stop them. That's why all 718 models come with Bi-Xenon™ Headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) with integrated daytime running lights in LED technology.
The road is perhaps the only place in the world where you can still listen to music without being disturbed. And when it’s done, it should be done right – together with the major manufacturer of premium quality sound systems in Germany. The result is a sound performance of the highest level, specially matched to your 718 Boxster or 718 Cayman.
We need to get the most out of every day. Porsche Connect helps you do this³. It puts you in the ideal starting position for every drive in your 718. The services in the car and the Porsche Connect app for your smartphone are the perfect co-pilots for your everyday life.
Thanks to Real-time Traffic Information you’ll always be on the fastest route. As a component of the navigation and infotainment services, online navigation has the advantage of accessing map material which is updated daily, while at the same time taking into account all the relevant traffic reports in real time. Route planning via PCM, however, does not require a data connection and is available at all times.
The Sport Seats are comfortable and provide support during dynamic cornering. They are equipped with electric backrest adjustment and mechanical fore/aft and height adjustment.
Comfort doesn’t have to be sacrificed. Neither does a sporty driving feel. The optional Power Sport Seats with driver memory package allow you to adjust the seat height, backrest angle, cushion angle and cushion depth. Also electrically operated are the fore/aft adjustment, four-way lumbar support and even the steering column.
The sport steering wheel with three-spoke design is lightweight and functional. The small center pad and the decorative ring encircling the Porsche Crest – both derived from the steering wheel of the 918 Spyder – reinforce its sporty character. In conjunction with PDK, the sport steering wheel features two alloyed gearshift paddles offering particularly short shift throws.
Available as an option in conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this system regulates the speed of your 718 fully independently based on the distance from the vehicle in front. Radar sensors in the front fascia scan the road ahead.
Optional Lane Change Assist (LCA) uses radarbased technology to monitor the area behind the vehicle and blind spots. The system issues a visual warning signal in the window triangle trims whenever a vehicle approaches your vehicle from behind or enters one of your blind spots.
Standard ParkAssist audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected behind the vehicle. The reversing camera facilitates precise reverse parking and maneuvering. Help is provided in the form of a camera image and dynamic guidelines on the PCM screen.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders||Turbocharged boxer 4|
|Max. power||300 hp|
|Max. power at rpm||6,500 rpm|
|Max. engine speed||7,500 rpm|
|Max. torque||280 lb-ft|
|Max. torque at rpm||1,950 - 4,500 rpm|
|Max. power per liter||150.0 hp/l|
|Top track speed||170 mph|
|0 - 60 mph (Manual)||4.9 s|
|0 - 60 mph (PDK (Automatic))||4.7 s|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (Manual)||4.9 s|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (PDK (Automatic))||4.5 s|
|Width w/ mirrors folded||70.9 in|
|Turning circle diameter||36.1 ft|
|Curb weight (Manual)||3,020 lb|
|Curb weight (PDK (Automatic))||3,082 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (Manual)||3,649 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (PDK (Automatic))||3,715 lb|
|Maximum load (Manual)||628 lb|
|Maximum load (PDK (Automatic))||633 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume||5.2 ft³|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||4.4 ft³|
|Fuel tank||14.2 gal|
|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|