I just noticed that the 718 Cayman/Boxster T is now configurable on the US website. Forums confirm it is available for ordering.
At $66k and change, the T is about $9000 more expensive than a base 718 with which it shares the 2 liter, 300bhp flat four. It’s roughly $4k short of a 718 S.
For that extra $9000 you get the following over a base 718:
- PASM Sport lowered 20mm, (10mm more than what it is available on the base 718.)
- Black sport exhaust
- 20" Carrera S alloys in Titanium Grey (color is unique to the T)
- Porsche Torque Vectoring
- Sport Chrono
- Active driveline mounts (not available in the base 718)
- Sports seats plus in fabric upholstrey with Sport-Tex seat centers
- GT Sport steering wheel
- black interior trim
- Lots of Cayman T badges.
Some of these bits are exclusive to the T, but optioned out as closely as possible, a base 718 Cayman will ring in at just under $70k, so the T strikes a similar bargain as the 718 GTS, assuming you feel that 300 horsepower is enough for you. And like the 718 GTS, the Cayman T can be optioned out with Porsche’s delicious carbon fiber bucket seats.
It can also be optioned with the “Cayman T” interior package, which is available Guards Red, Racing Yellow, GT Silver, or Lizard Green which it borrows from the GT3 RS.
I feel that the 718 GTS is the best buy if you want a 718, and now the 718 T strikes a similar bargain if you don’t want to spend as much money. It’s always cool to see these kinds of special models get bits from their much more expensive siblings, too.