- the porsche 718 cayman t and boxster t are new lightweight versions of porsche's mid-engined sports cars.
- they are somewhat stripped-down but feature standard performance extras.
- arriving in the u.s. in summer 2020, the cayman t starts at $67,750 and the boxster t at $69,850.
update 11/5/19: porsche has released pricing for the t variants of the 718 and confirmed that these models will reach u.s. dealerships in summer 2020. the cayman t starts at $67,750 and the boxster t starts at $69,850. key options include full bucket seats and an interior upgrade package with contrasting-color trim for the stitching, embroidery on the seats, and seatbelts.
porsche's 718 boxster and 718 cayman are among the purest sports cars you can buy, and they're getting even more so with the addition of new t models. following the formula of the 911 t, these new mid-engined ts are somewhat stripped-down variants with standard performance extras that are designed to emphasize driving pleasure above all else. we're sold already.
the 718 t models come standard with the 300-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from the base boxster and cayman, rather than the more powerful 2.5-liter from the s version. both a six-speed manual and a seven-speed pdk automatic transmission will be offered, with the manual benefiting from a stubbier gearshift. weight-saving measures include an infotainment system delete (which is not available in the united states because of the mandatory backup-camera regulation), door pulls rather than interior handles, and simplified two-way-adjustable power seats with cloth inserts. porsche hasn't said what the total weight savings is.
also standard are performance upgrades such as the lowered pasm sport suspension and the sport chrono package with additional driving modes. twenty-inch wheels painted in gray are standard, and the t versions are further set apart visually with special side graphics, gray mirrors, and the central exhaust finished in black. exterior colors will include white, black, silver, red, yellow, miami blue, and lava orange. there are also "t" logos scattered throughout the interior.
porsche says that these models represent a slight discount when compared to a base boxster or cayman equipped with these optional extras. the cayman t starts at $67,750, and the boxster at $69,850, both more than base 718s but less than s versions. the t variants are due to arrive in the u.s. in summer 2020.