Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster T: S kit, regular power

Published: 18 December 2018

► 718 Cayman/Boxster T
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It seems that recently-resurrected T badge is spreading. First it was the 911 Carrera T, now it’s the Porsche 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster T. 

The ‘Touring’ versions of the baby Porsche models are designed to offer a purer driving experience, but the cynics in the CAR office team just think it’s the chance to charge Cayman/Boxster S money for the lesser-powered model.

You see, the T models use the same 2.0-litre flat-four with 297bhp as the regular 718 models, but add some of the S version’s performance-enhancing kit. There's a mechanical rear differential and the Sport Chrono pack is standard, which includes launch control if you go for the optional PDK over the short-throw six-speed manual. But who would do that? 

Porsche 718 Boxster T interior

Porsche’s PADM active drivetrain mounts are included, and the infotainment system is symbolically deleted by default (though you can add it back in at no cost) to help save weight. Total weight shed is 15kg, which isn’t exactly a lot.

In fact, the 0-62mph sprint is dealt with in exactly the same claimed times as the regular 718 Boxster and Cayman: 5.1sec for the manual or 4.7sec for the PDK auto in Sport Plus mode.

The Porsche 718 Cayman T

Other standard kit includes Sport-Tex seats with embroidered headrests, fabric door pulls and PASM suspension lowered by 20mm.

Interested? They’re available to order with the Cayman T coming in at £51,145 and the Boxster T costing £53,006.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches

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