Porsche Adds Performance-Focused “T” Variant to its 718 Line-Up

By Paul Joseph

German luxury sportcar maker Porsche has given its 718 Cayman and 718 Boxter models a lavish new ‘T’ treatment in line with its iconic 911 range.

In 1967 Porsche added the 911 T to its range as a no-frills sports car and the marquee recreated this magic with the 911 Carrera T from the outgoing 991 generation model, which made for an impressive driver-focused sports car.

Porsche has now decided to give the same “T” treatment to the 911’s smaller siblings, the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxter.

Not long after the reveal of the new 911, the company has revealed the new T-badged 718 models that are slotted between the base variant and the high-performance S version.

The new 718 T cars follow the exact same formula as the 911 Carrera T from earlier this year. Porsche has created a driver-focused package by adding many of the performance upgrades that are otherwise available as optional extras.

While the T model comes with the same flat-four engine from the base car that makes 295 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque, it gets added equipment to make it track-focused.

Standard equipment on the 718 T includes the GT sport steering wheel, Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Active Suspension Management that lowers the body by 20 millimeters over 20-inch wheels.

Additionally, it gets Porsche Torque Vectoring, which includes a mechanical locking rear axle differential to maximize traction.

To set it apart from the base variant, the Porsche 718 T gets plenty of badges inside and out including door exteriors, gauge cluster, door sills, rear fascia, and headrests.

The agate grey mirror shells and black chrome tailpipes further help to differentiate. On the inside, the T variant gets black door pulls, gloss black centre console trim, and red gear lettering for the gears in the manual.

Pricing has not yet been confirmed.

By Paul Joseph