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The True Enthusiast’s Porsche 718: Boxster T And Cayman T

After the enlightening Porsche 911 T comes the Porsche 718 Boxster T and Cayman T.

  • Porsche 718 Ts will be powered by a turbocharged 300-horsepower 2.0-litre flat-four engine mated to a 6-speed manual or PDK transmission.
  • Each will feature unique 20” alloy wheels, lowered PASM suspension and more.
  • The cars arrive in Canada this summer.

We absolutely loved the Porsche 911 Carrera T. Of the many sports cars we drove and reviewed in 2018, it featured prominently among our favorites. Many did not and still do not understand why this car met with so much praise from true driving enthusiasts if mostly because it was powered by the basic Carrera’s engine. The new Porsche 718 Boxster T and Cayman T carry on the tradition that states that power isn’t everything.

The “T”, which stands for Touring, first saw the light of day in the 1968 Porsche 911 T. In a nutshell, a Porsche “T” gives you more of what you need like a shortened gearshift, Porsche’s PASM sports chassis which lowers the car by 20 millimetres, and the Sport Chrono package. The 718 T features dynamic gearbox mounts, or the PADM system. It minimizes engine/gearbox vibrations reduces movements for increased driving dynamics.  These cars are all about handling and drivability and not straight-line power.

Despite this, the Porsche 718 Boxster T and Cayman T remain Porsche which means the standard turbocharged 2.0-litre flat-four engine, good for 300-horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque, will send the manual cars to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds (4.7 with PDK).

Also part of the package are unique painted 20-inch wheels, a 360-mm GT sports steering wheel and sport seats.

Both the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T and 2020 718 Boxster T arrive this upcoming summer. Pricing begins at $74,400 for the Cayman and $76,800 for the Boxster.

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T and Boxster T – Porsche

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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