It’s been rumored for a while that Porsche is preparing a “T” version of the 718 Boxster and Cayman and now we have it. Porsche has unveiled the 718 Boxster T and Cayman T, which slot in between the base and S models.
Just like the 911 T, the 718 Boxster T and Cayman T are the purest examples in the lineup. Several items have been deleted to save weight, like traditional door handles and the infotainment system. The seats can still be adjusted electrically, but the adjustments are limited. The need to save the weight is to offset the new gasoline particulate filter.
The Boxster T and Cayman T are powered by the same 300-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine as the base models. The four-cylinder can be mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Although the engine doesn’t generate any extra power, the T versions should be a little more fun to fling around a corner, thanks to the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) chassis. The 718 T models also sit 20 millimeters lower and they come standard with the Sport Chrono package.
To help the 718 T models stand out, they ride on unique 20-inch alloy wheels painted in high-gloss titanium grey. The exterior also gets agate grey mirror shells and “718 Boxster T” or “718 Cayman T” logos on the sides. The rear also gets the sports exhaust with black tailpipes. There are several color options, but if you want something special, go for Lava Orange or Miami Blue.
Inside the seats feature black Sport-Tex center sections and the “718” logo is embroidered on the headrests. Although the infotainment system has been deleted, buyers can choose to re-add it, at no extra cost.
Porsche has not announced the availability of the 718 Cayman T or Boxster T in the US, but in Europe it the pricing starts at €63,047 for the Cayman T and €65,070 for the Boxster T.