A 2.0-liter turbo flat engine with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication is used in the 718 and 718 T Style Edition. It produces 220 kW (300 brake horsepower) at 6,500 rpm, max. torque: 280 lb-ft With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman accelerate from 0 to 60 mp/h in just 4.7 seconds, with a top speed of 171 mph.
The S models have a 2.5-liter displacement. The result is 350 hp at 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque: 309 lb-ft. This unit – like the one in the 911 Turbo – also comes equipped with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG). It ensures a smoother unleashing of power and therefore increased driving pleasure. Its thrust? Goes up to 177 mph. With PDK and Launch Control, the S models sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds.
The 718 GTS 4.0 models offer an enormous performance spectrum. Guaranteed by the powerful 4.0-liter six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with its full 394 hp at 7,000 rpm. The maximum torque: 309 lb-ft. Top track speed: 182 mph.
The 718 GTS 4.0 models are equipped with the PASM sports chassis. The body is lowered by 20 mm. The springs are harder and shorter and the lateral stabilizers 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, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with 10 mm lowering is available at no extra cost.
The horizontal geometry of the air intakes makes the front end appear even wider – lending it added bite. On the 718 GTS 4.0 models, this impression is further enhanced by the larger air intakes, black external airblades and black front spoiler. The fenders? Unmistakably Porsche. Higher than the hood, they have been styled to give prominence to the design of the headlights, with impressive inner workings and integrated LED daytime running lights. The 718 GTS 4.0 models have tinted front lights.
The side profile emphasizes the mid-engine layout. The wheel openings are large – for wheels up to 20 inches. This highlights the fact that the 718 models are not built for the garage. But for unrestrained driving pleasure. It is only logical that the lines on the doors direct the airflow into the large side air intakes. To optimally supply the engines with air and produce powerful thrust.
The 718 Boxster and Cayman models have 18-inch wheels – with a distinctive design. The S models feature 19-inch wheels, the 718 Style Edition and 718 GTS 4.0 models feature 20-inch wheels. All 718 models are on alloy wheels – as is typical of sports cars. The wide rear wheels ensure high stability and high cornering performance. Rolling resistance and tire weight are comparatively low. A selection of 20-inch wheels are optionally available.
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.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control mechanism for audio and communication. With its high-quality glass surface, the 7-inch touch display blends perfectly into the center console.
Pure motor sports: the sports steering wheel — which was derived from the 918 Spyder. The optional GT sports steering wheel with its smaller diameter further enhances the cockpit feel. In the 718 GTS 4.0 models it is part of the standard equipment, and is made of Race-Tex along with numerous other GTS-specific interior features. The instrument cluster is comprised of three round instruments with an integrated 4.6-inch color screen. The rev counter positioned in the center is typical of Porsche.
The road is perhaps the only place in the world where you can still listen to music without being disturbed. And when it’s done, it should be done right – together with the major manufacturer of premium quality sound systems in Germany. The result is a sound performance of the highest level, specially matched to your 718 Boxster or 718 Cayman.
Lane Change Assist monitors the driver's blind spots and areas to the rear of the vehicle on both sides. A visual signal in the corresponding door mirror panel informs the driver that a vehicle has been detected in the adjacent lane. Available at 20+ mph.
Radar- and video-based technology that monitors and automatically regulates the distance from the vehicle in front as required even down to a halt by means of the stop-and-go function (usable at 19+ mph). Additional functions: audible warning if too close; warning by active jolt of the brakes; strategic braking; visual and audible warning if objects are detected within collision range.
Note: Only in conjunction with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) (Lowered 10 mm) or PASM Sport Suspension (Lowered 20 mm).
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|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 (with summer tires)||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)||3,020 lb|
|Curb weight (PDK (Automatic))||3,082 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (Manual)||3,649 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (PDK (Automatic))||3,715 lb|
|Maximum load (Manual)||628 lb|
|Maximum load (PDK (Automatic))||633 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume||5.2 ft³|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||4.4 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.|