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 GTS 4.0 models offer an enormous performance spectrum. Guaranteed by the powerful 4.0-liter six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with its full 394 hp at 7,000 rpm. The maximum torque: 309 lb-ft. Top track speed: 182 mph.
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.
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.
The rear of the 718 models is an expression of maximum sporting performance – and also the top performance of our designers. It is clear, reduced, and anything but conformist. The taillights are flat and also clear in the 718 GTS 4.0 models. Their interior is of a three-dimensional design. Four LED brake lights surround the horizontal taillights. An accent trim between the two taillights makes the rear end look wide.
The rear wing automatically extends from speeds of 78 mph, and reduces lift for better roadholding. Strong finish: the tailpipe, centrally positioned in the rear fascia, with twin tailpipes in the 718 T and 718 S models. In the 718 GTS 4.0 models, the tailpipes are separated in the rear fascia unique to the GTS 4.0.
The 718 Boxster and Cayman models have 18-inch wheels – with a distinctive design. The S models are equipped with 19-inch wheels, the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models with 20-inch wheels in Titanium Grey or Satin Black. On all 718 models, the wheels are alloys – a sports car hallmark. The wide rear wheels provide excellent stability and exceptional cornering performance. Rolling resistance and tire weight are comparatively low, which helps to reduce fuel consumption. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) improves safety. A selection of 20-inch wheels is available in our range of options.
With optional Porsche Entry & Drive, you can leave your car key in your pocket. As soon as you grab the door handle, or your hand nears the Crest on the front luggage compartment lid or the logos on the rear, Porsche Entry & Drive checks the access code stored in the key. If this is correct, the door or luggage compartment lid unlocks. The engine can then be started and switched off using the electronic ignition starter switch.
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.
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.
Connecting you to your Porsche and your Porsche to the world – Porsche Connect. It adds numerous services and the My Porsche app to the existing range of digital functions of your 718 model. Navigate to your destinations in the best way possible, synchronize personal contacts and addresses and use your calendar directly in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Porsche Connect is your smart co-pilot for everyday life, ensuring a unique sports car experience. Before, during and after the journey.
The optional PASM is an electronic damping control system. The system continuously adjust the damping force on each wheel, based on driving style and current road conditions. The body is also lowered by 10 mm (0.39 in). PASM has two modes, which can be selected using a button on the center console: ‘Normal’, which is a blend of performance and comfort, and ‘Sport’, where the setup is much firmer. The results are tangible: increased driving stability, improved comfort and enhanced performance.
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.
Optional for the 718 and 718 S models, standard for the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models: Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV). This system enhances vehicle dynamics and stability by applying variable torque distribution to the rear wheels, in conjunction with a mechanical rear differential lock. For the driver, this means strong resistance to destabilising side forces, outstanding traction and great agility – with precise turn-in and well-balanced load transfer characteristics. What else? Tremendous fun in the corners.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|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 (with summer tires)||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|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimates not yet available.|