The 718 and 718 T models come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged horizontally opposed engine with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. It develops 300 hp at 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque: 280 lb-ft. With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 secs, and have a top track speed of 170 mph.
All 718 models are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) – an automatic control system helping to maintain stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. PSM improves traction under acceleration on inconsistent road surfaces. The result is a high level of driving stability – and extraordinary agility at the same time.
The 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models are equipped with PASM Sport Suspension. The body sits 20 mm (0.78 in) lower. The springs are harder and shorter and the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles are stiffer. The result: direct, agile handling and top cornering performance. For a little more ground clearance and comfort, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), with ride height lowered by 10 mm (0.39 in), is also available for the 718 GTS 4.0 models.
Performance counts in sport. True for the engine. True for the brakes. That’s why the 718, 718 T and 718 S models are equipped with four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers.In the 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman and the 718 T models the brake calipers are in black; in the S and GTS 4.0 models the brake calipers are in red. The brake discs have a diameter of 330 mm at the front and 299 mm at the rear. The brakes in the 718 S models are reinforced on the front axle.
The optional Light Design Package is both practical and aesthetically appealing. It comprises dimmable LEDs in various parts of the interior.
Striking design: the unmistakable silhouette with the flyline typical of a mid-mounted engine. A broad rear with black accent trim. The cockpit is fully sports-orientated.
The 718 Boxster and Cayman models have 18-inch wheels – with a distinctive design. The S models are equipped with 19-inch wheels, the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models with 20-inch wheels in Titanium Grey or Satin Black. On all 718 models, the wheels are alloys – a sports car hallmark. The wide rear wheels provide excellent stability and exceptional cornering performance. Rolling resistance and tire weight are comparatively low, which helps to reduce fuel consumption. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) improves safety. A selection of 20-inch wheels is available in our range of options.
The Sport Chrono Package is standard in the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models and available as an option for the other 718 models. It allows an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission. And launches you to unprecedented sporty heights. With significant help from the mode switch on the steering wheel derived from the 918 Spyder. There are four settings to choose from without taking your hand entirely off the wheel: Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual, which allows you to adjust the vehicle more closely to your personal driving style.
A strong emphasis on the horizontal gives the dashboard design of the 718 models a striking appearance. Without sacrificing the excellent ergonomics for which Porsche is renowned: the ascending center console shortens the reach between the steering wheel and gear lever/selector, while the clear arrangement of function buttons saves time.
Pure motorsport: the sport steering wheel is derived from the 918 Spyder. The optional GT Sport Steering Wheel with its smaller diameter further enhances the cockpit feel. It is included as standard in the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models, and in the 718 GTS 4.0 models finished in Race-Tex, along with numerous other GTS specific interior items. The instrument cluster includes three circular instruments with an integrated 4.6-inch color screen. Typical of Porsche: the tachometer in the middle.
Specially designed for Porsche and optimally adapted to the specific interior acoustic of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman: the optional surround sound system from BOSE®. In short: you’re always at the heart of things in the 718 models.
Thanks to Real-time Traffic Information you’ll always be on the fastest route. As a component of the navigation and infotainment services, online navigation has the advantage of accessing map material which is updated daily, while at the same time taking into account all the relevant traffic reports in real time. Route planning via PCM, however, does not require a data connection and is available at all times.
Available on request, adaptive Sport Seats Plus reinforce the connection between sport and comfort. As an upgraded version of the Sport Seats Plus, they combine all the features of the Power Sport Seats and add power adjustment of the side bolsters on the cushion and backrest.
Optional Lane Change Assist (LCA) uses radar based technology to monitor the area behind the vehicle and blind spots. The system issues a visual warning signal in the window triangle trims whenever a vehicle approaches your vehicle from behind or enters one of your blind spots.
Standard ParkAssist audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected behind the vehicle. The reversing camera facilitates precise reverse parking and maneuvering. Help is provided in the form of a camera image and dynamic guidelines on the PCM screen.
Available as an option in conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this system regulates the speed of your 718 fully independently based on the distance from the vehicle in front. Radar sensors in the front fascia scan the road ahead.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders||Turbocharged boxer 4|
|Max. power||300 hp|
|Max. power at rpm||6,500 rpm|
|Max. engine speed||7,500 rpm|
|Max. torque||280 lb-ft|
|Max. torque at rpm||1,950 - 4,500 rpm|
|Max. power per liter||150.0 hp/l|
|Top track speed||170 mph|
|0 - 60 mph (Manual)||4.9 s|
|0 - 60 mph (PDK (Automatic))||4.7 s|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (Manual)||4.9 s|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (PDK (Automatic))||4.5 s|
|Width w/ mirrors folded||70.9 in|
|Turning circle diameter||36.1 ft|
|Curb weight (Manual)||3,034 lb|
|Curb weight (PDK (Automatic))||3,095 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (Manual)||3,649 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (PDK (Automatic))||3,715 lb|
|Maximum load (Manual)||615 lb|
|Maximum load (PDK (Automatic))||619 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume||5.2 ft³|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||9.7 ft³|
|Fuel tank||14.2 gal|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/unlimited miles|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimates not yet available.|