The driver-focused Porsche 718 Boxster T and Cayman T are finally coming to America.
Last year, Porsche introduced the driver-focused Boxster T and Cayman T to the 718 family. Both sports cars have received some updates and new standard equipment for the 2020 model year, but the most important change for US buyers is that the 718 Boxster T and Cayman T are finally coming to America.
Compared to the regular models, the 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T feature several performance-enhancing features that improve the driving experience. While the PASM Sport Suspension is optional on 718 S and GTS models, it comes as standard on 718 T models, adding shorter springs and retuned adaptive dampers. It also lowers the ride height by 0.78 inches compared to the standard 718 Boxster and Cayman models. A mechanical limited-slip differential, Porsche Torque Vectoring, and 20-inch Carrera S wheels finished in Titanium Greys also come as standard for the 718 T variants.
Complementing the special wheel finish are exterior mirror covers and a rear model designation painted in Agate Grey, which is also applied to the roll over protection bars on the 718 Boxster T. The tips of the standard sport exhaust are finished in high-gloss black, while "718 Boxster T" or "718 Cayman T" in Agate Grey lettering adorns the sides of the car.
While the Touring models are designed to deliver the best driving experience possible, the engine remains unchanged. Powering the 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T is the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder boxer-engine as the standard Boxster and Cayman models, developing 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual or an optional PDK transmission. With the latter transmission and using launch control, both variants will hit 62 mph from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds.
Top speed for all 718 T models is also identical to the standard 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman models at 170 mph. Inside, a GT Sport steering wheel comes as standard, while the sports seats have more pronounced bolsters and are covered in Sport Tex fabric. Bucket seats, which are normally reserved for 718 GTS, GT4, and Spyder models, are also available. Door opening loops in black replace the traditional door handles, and the headrests feature stitched "718" lettering in black.
The 2020 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T are expected to arrive in US dealers in summer 2020. Pricing for the 718 Cayman T will start at $66,400, while the 718 Boxster T will start at $68,500. Both prices exclude the $1,350 delivery, processing and handling fee.