All Porsche cars are designed to magnify the joy of driving. But Stuttgart has always been keen to allow buyers to the option of models which up the ante over their “base” model counterparts, and that’s what the new Porsche 718 Boxter and Cayman T are all about.
These cars are designed with a dedicated enthusiast in mind, and they’re sure to be as much fun on the track as they are on your favorite twisty road.
While engine output remains the same, at 300 horsepower and 280 lb-feet of torque, there have been a host of other tweaks to make for a more engaged driving experience. How engaged, you might ask? Well, if you like, Porsche will ditch the infotainment system, and replace it with a storage compartment, so there’s no soundtrack but the wind and wail of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
To emphasize the purist nature of the latest derivation of the 718, the interior door pulls are simple fabric loops, to shave a few grams of weight. How cool is that?
Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T models will also feature an adaptive suspension, get a lower ride height than standard models, sport a rear-vectoring rear differential, the Sport Chrono package, and standard 20-inch wheels.
While a seven-speed dual clutch transmission will be available, we fully expect that the traditional six-speed manual will be the more popular option. Because if you’re looking for a pure driving experience, it’s really hard to beat rowing your own.
Check out the video below to see these gorgeous new models in action, and look for the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T to arrive at your AutoNation-affiliated Porsche dealer in time for the summer driving season.