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    • Porsche releases new 718 Cayman T and Boxster T models

      It seems Porsche is trying to replicate their success with the 991.2 Carrera T on the 718 range. The only downside is that Porsche is not pairing the T model with the 9A2B4 2.5 but instead the 9A2B4 2.0 liter motor.


      That does make the T models affordable as they are 5-10% cheaper than similarly equipped models. Essentially, Porsche is giving you some options for a package deal.

      You get the PASM sport chassis, 20 inch wheels, Sport Chrono, and the GT sport steering wheel. Fabric door pulls and a PCM delete are there to lose weight but it's a wash with the addition of a gasoline particulate filter (GPF).

      Is there anything special you can not get in another 718 model? Yes, the PADM system. These are dynamic transmission mounts designed to reduce vibration.

      Here are the models at a glance:




      Compared to the 911 T which strips out quite a bit of weight and adds a limited slip differential creating arguably the best driver's 911 for the money in the lineup the 718 T models feel like a letdown.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Porsche releases new 718 Cayman T and Boxster T models started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 8 Comments
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        For the Cayman it would just be better if this was for the 2.5 variant, though I understand in keeping it consistent with the 911.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        In a way if modding the 2.0 makes more sense as it doesn't have a VTG turbo.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Wasn't weight savings a big selling point for the 911 T? Are there any stats / weight saving efforts here or is this a marketing exercise?
      1. axthomson's Avatar
        axthomson -
        The 718 T will have a mechanical LSD plus pasm sport 20mm, as wel as tq vectoring and all the same weight reducing stuff the 911T has.
      1. axthomson's Avatar
        axthomson -
        Duplicate post somehow. Please delete.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        Wasn't weight savings a big selling point for the 911 T? Are there any stats / weight saving efforts here or is this a marketing exercise?
        Marketing exercise.

        If they shaved 150 pounds that would be something.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Marketing exercise.

        If they shaved 150 pounds that would be something.
        150lbs out of a Cayman would be something to get excited about. I don't see even half that happening.
      1. axthomson's Avatar
        axthomson -
        I read somewhere it’s around 40lbs saved.