More features and more transmissions.
Just yesterday, CarBuzz received word that a substantial update was coming to the 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster and 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman that would include wider availability of the PDK transmission. Porsche has now revealed full details of the 2021 718 lineups including the pricing for the highly anticipated GTS 4.0 models.
All of the standard 718 models - meaning the base, T, S, and GTS 4.0 variants - now include automatic dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, Apple CarPlay, and bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System as standard equipment.
Porsche says the base 2021 718 Boxster starts at $59,900 while the 2021 718 Cayman is a bit pricier at $62,000 (plus a $1,350 delivery, processing, and handling fee). Both models can be equipped with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch.
This also applies to the GTS 4.0 cars, which were originally supposed to be manual-only. The 2021 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 and 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 will arrive at dealerships in late 2021 starting at $88,900 and $86,800 respectively. Both are powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine producing 394 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque.
Porsche says the cars can hit 60 mph in 4.3 seconds with the manual but we expect the PDK models to be much quicker. As with other Porsche GTS models, these ones include sport seats, the Sport Chrono Package, sport exhaust, PASM suspension, and mechanical limited-slip differential as standard equipment.
If you want something a bit more hardcore and track-focused than the GTS 4.0, the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder continue into the 2021 model year, now with the option of a seven-speed PDK. These cars produce 414 hp from a more aggressively tuned 4.0-liter flat-six and are already capable of hitting 60 mph in 3.8 seconds with the manual. The PDK-equipped models should easily be quicker and may even give the 911 a run for its money. Porsche says the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder with the PDK will arrive at US dealers in early 2021.