New Porsche 718 Cayman T and Boxster T revealed

Porsche announces the new 718 Cayman T and Boxster T, with prices starting at £51,145

Porsche has revealed the 718 Cayman T and Boxster T, with prices starting at £51,145 for the coupe and £53,006 for the roadster.

As with the 911 Carrera T, the 'Touring' variants present both the Cayman and Boxster in their purest form; stripped of unnecessary weight and equipped as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox - though auto buyers can still choose the automatic ‘PDK’ transmission if they prefer.

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The diet includes ditching the regular cars’ bulky infotainment systems, and swapping the standard door pulls for nylon straps. The changes mean that despite the addition of an emissions-dropping exhaust particulate filter, the manual 718 Cayman T tips the scales at 1,350kg.

Both T models will use the smaller of the two engines in the Boxster and Cayman line-ups: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder 'boxer' engine, producing 296bhp and 380Nm of torque. Top speed is 171mph, manual models will accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds, and PDK-equipped cars pass the same benchmark two tenths sooner.

Porsche’s Sport Chrono Pack, previously only offered on 2.5-litre 718s, is standard on the T. This offers three switchable driving modes: Normal, Sport and Sport Plus, with the latter two offering increasingly more aggressive throttle maps for the engine management system.

Manual cars gain a rev-matching control for automated heel-and-toe downshifts, while the PDK auto features launch control. In Sport Plus mode, this drops the auto’s 0-62mph time to 4.5 seconds.

Other standard chassis kit includes a torque vectoring system with a mechanical rear differential lock, a sports exhaust with black chrome tips, a sports chassis with a 20mm ride height drop, an active gearbox mount and 20-inch alloy wheels finished in grey.

The cosmetic tweaks for both the Boxster and Cayman T include grey mirror caps and unique badging. The cabin features a sports steering wheel, personalised gauges and sports seats embroidered with the '718' logo. A series of either 'Cayman T' or 'Boxster T' plaques will be fixed to the door sills and dash.

Buyers can choose to re-install the infotainment system if they wish, otherwise a storage compartment takes its place. The new Porsche 718 Cayman T and 718 Boxster T are on sale now.

Now read our review of the Porsche 718 Cayman. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below…

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