Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T bring pure driving thrills

by admin December 19, 2018 at 9:22 am

Porsche has expanded its 718 lineup with the new Boxster and Cayman T sports cars.

The T in the name stands for “Touring” and dates back to the 1968 Porsche 911 T, which Porsche revived earlier this year with the 2018 911 Carrera T. It also represents a more purist take on the driving experience and focuses on driving pleasure, as opposed to raw power and speed.

Peak output from the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 matches the 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque of the base 718 models, and buyers can choose from either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Where the Ts set themselves apart from the base models are the extensive chassis upgrades which include sport-tuned suspension with adaptive dampers and a 20-millimeter lowered ride height, 20-inch wheels, the Sport Chrono package, and the Porsche Torque Vectoring rear differential.