Porsche, the German automaker, reveal the 2019 718 Cayman T and 718 Boxster T. The purist, lightweight, 2-seater T model runs with the same 295 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque in the base car’s flat-four. Porsche added equipment to increase the dynamic use of that output. It speeds to 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds with a manual, 4.7 seconds with the PDK, and 4.5 seconds with the PDK and Sport Chrono. Top speeds will reach 170 mph.
The high performance character on the T models is demonstrated through the extensive equipment added: the sport steering wheel, Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) lowering the body, 20-inch wheels, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) giving it a locking rear differential, and a short-throw shifter. Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK) is also an option for clients. The Sport Chrono Package offers Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual driving modes, which can be accessed and changed from the steering wheel. The dynamic gearbox mount, Porsche Active Drivetrain Mounts (PADM) system minimizes vibrations in the engine/gearbox area and reduces movements that might affect driving dynamics. By combining the benefits of hard and soft gearbox mounts, driving becomes more precise and stable during changes in load and on fast turns. Driving comfort remains stead on all terrain.
The interior includes the two-way electric seats, black door pulls, and gloss black center console trim. Extra badging is plastered everywhere, including on the door exteriors, headrests, gauge cluster, door sills and rear fascia. The seating is a luscious leather. The mirrors have an agate gray shell, and tailpipes are black chrome. Options for exterior colors are: Indian Red, Racing Yellow, Carrara White, Deep Black and GT Silver metallic colors. Porsche will offer Lava-Orange and Miami Blue as special edition colors. Porsche has not released any information on pricing.
Written by: Andee Oehm
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