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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:59 am    Post subject: Porsche launches 718 Boxster T and Cayman T variants Reply with quote

New 718 models get sports chassis from S cars, alongside other performance tweaks

Porsche has launched new T performance variants of the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster sports cars, which will feature the lowered sports chassis formerly only available on the top S models.

The new models will feature the 296bhp 2.0-litre flat four used in the base Cayman and Boxster models and a six-speed manual gearbox, with a number of performance-inspired tweaks alongside the chassis, which is 20mm lower than standard.


The engine has 280lb ft of torque and allows both cars to achieve 0-62mph in 5.1sec, with a top speed of 171mph. Each car weighs 1350kg.

The T designation stands for Touring, which Porsche uses for vehicles with “dynamic driving performance”.

The changes include new dynamic gearbox mounts alongside the active drivetrain mounts, which Porsche says increase precision and stability. Porsche’s torque vectoring system, which features a mechanical rear axle differential lock, is included, with a dual-clutch PDK transmission available as an option.

Other changes include a shortened gearshift, 20in titanium grey alloy wheels and the Sports Chrono pack. To save weight, neither model includes an infotainment system – with a storage compartment in its place – although customers can choose to spec one as a no-cost option.

Externally, the T models are also differentiated by grey mirror shells featuring logos, and a twin-tailpipe central sports exhaust finished in chrome.

Interior additions include unique trim featuring black door pulls in the panels and electronic two-way adjustable sports seats with the 718 logo embroidered on the headrest. The cars also get a 360mm GT sports steering wheel, with Boxster T or Cayman T logos on the instrument dials.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw this on FB Surprised

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shot in the West Highlands & Skye by the look of it .......

Cars look great , the 982 looks sharper than the 981 , I wonder what they sound like ......no,.... reeeeeeally sound like ?
( heard an early model starting in an OPC once and was totally underwhelmed .was convinced it would be a sheep in wolfs clothing ...)
I know there is a lot of talk that they are great, but it’s generally from new to Porsche individuals .....
But I have an older friend who swears by the new car and he is an accomplished amateur motorsport player! And I respect his musings ......
For those of us who have lived with the six pots , it’s a hard act to follow on from ....

I might have to bite the bullet and actually try one ...😏
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911TEL wrote:
Shot in the West Highlands & Skye by the look of it .......

Cars look great , the 982 looks sharper than the 981 , I wonder what they sound like ......no,.... reeeeeeally sound like ?
( heard an early model starting in an OPC once and was totally underwhelmed .was convinced it would be a sheep in wolfs clothing ...)
I know there is a lot of talk that they are great, but it’s generally from new to Porsche individuals .....
But I have an older friend who swears by the new car and he is an accomplished amateur motorsport player! And I respect his musings ......
For those of us who have lived with the six pots , it’s a hard act to follow on from ....

I might have to bite the bullet and actually try one ...😏


Like a Sewing machine with a Corsa performance exhaust Grin Dont know nooo Such a shame as they look amazing. For the price of one of those you could get the actual wolf (the GT4)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much are they, are these positioned over or below the standard car? Not sure I understand the point of this, just buy an S... Question
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really in the market for one but if I were I might be tempted by the ‘no-cost option’ infotainment system rather than the cubby hole Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:
911TEL wrote:
Shot in the West Highlands & Skye by the look of it .......

Cars look great , the 982 looks sharper than the 981 , I wonder what they sound like ......no,.... reeeeeeally sound like ?
( heard an early model starting in an OPC once and was totally underwhelmed .was convinced it would be a sheep in wolfs clothing ...)
I know there is a lot of talk that they are great, but it’s generally from new to Porsche individuals .....
But I have an older friend who swears by the new car and he is an accomplished amateur motorsport player! And I respect his musings ......
For those of us who have lived with the six pots , it’s a hard act to follow on from ....

I might have to bite the bullet and actually try one ...😏


Like a Sewing machine with a Corsa performance exhaust Grin Dont know nooo Such a shame as they look amazing. For the price of one of those you could get the actual wolf (the GT4)


Sums it up regarding the aural side of it....I suspect that the dynamic ability of the new car is a big improvement ....personally I don’t thin’ I could go for a 4 cylinder car ,having had a GT4 and loved it in every way ......more likely I shall await the next GT4 as I am convinced even Porsche in their present state wouldn’t make the schoolboy error of placing the 4 cylinder into the new model ........

But I should try one to be able to make an informed opinion ......
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting for the announcement they'll be dropping a NA flat 6 in the new GT4 so that it will wipe 20 bags off the 981GT4 and then I might buy one Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roro wrote:
How much are they, are these positioned over or below the standard car? Not sure I understand the point of this, just buy an S... Question


That was the general consensus when the 991T was launched but I suppose it offers something a little different for those that are bothered. 911T had lightened glass I think. I like them but not on the chunky 5 spokes.

As for the Cayman and Boxster above they look great. I still hate those 5 spokes though so would have to have the ones that are on the Boxster.
They do sound naff though so yep I'd always choose a GT4 over one.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Roro wrote:
How much are they, are these positioned over or below the standard car? Not sure I understand the point of this, just buy an S... Question


That was the general consensus when the 991T was launched but I suppose it offers something a little different for those that are bothered. 911T had lightened glass I think. I like them but not on the chunky 5 spokes.

As for the Cayman and Boxster above they look great. I still hate those 5 spokes though so would have to have the ones that are on the Boxster.
They do sound naff though so yep I'd always choose a GT4 over one.

The cars above look great in red mind. Thumb


I don’t think the 718T is much lighter than the standard cars though, which is where the 911T scored some points over the standard 911. If I was in the market for a new 718 I’d find the extra couple of k for a pair of bucket seats and get an S instead. The price point of this car is too close to an S in my view to make it worthwhile. Nice Porsche marketing (yet again) Grin
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Oh, just realised. It’s probably also a ‘damage limitation’ exercise to prevent loss of sales to Alpine... the A110 has been getting glowing reviews
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
I'm waiting for the announcement they'll be dropping a NA flat 6 in the new GT4 so that it will wipe 20 bags off the 981GT4 and then I might buy one Grin


That’s an interesting notion. Personally I think they’ll use a turbocharged flat six from the new 992 range. But I welcome the push on prices. I’d love a current GT4 but see it as a £50k car rather than a £75k one Dont know

c£50k being my current budget is purely coincidental... Angel
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh, just realised. It’s probably also a ‘damage limitation’ exercise to prevent loss of sales to Alpine... the A110 has been getting glowing reviews


Getting access to the reviews of the Alpine A110 is easier than getting access to a test drive, trust me. PC

I’ll chase them again this morning frustrated
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Was going to say I recognize every single location in those photos.

Have to admit I quite like these, but It would better if they were a limited number IMO. I love the seats. The noise debate will go on for ever, I bet they are one hell of a car to drive, I think the Cayman is the best looking and proportioned car Porsche currently have on offer.
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