The much awaited Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster have been launched in the country at Rs 81.63 lakh and Rs 85.53 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively. The 2017 Cayman complements the Roadster while the third generation 718 Boxster gets sportier upgrades. Along with fresh styling upgrades, the company claims that the new model will also be better performing than its predecessors.
The new 718 Cayman and the Boxster are powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which replaces the older 3.4-litre, six cylinder naturally aspirated engine. Though there a bit of downsizing here, the Cayman claims to generate an additional 90Nm of torque over its predecessor, while the Boxster also witnesses a considerable rise in torque figures. Mated to seven-speed automatic PDK gearbox, the 2.0-litre engines produce 298 bhp and 380Nm of torque which allows the vehicle to do 0-100kmph in just about 5.1 seconds. The top speed for both cars has been restricted at 275kmph. To deliver best handling, the new models are offered with retuned chassis, a wider front and side air-intake with side skirts for aerodynamics.
For freshness, the new 718 Cayman and the Boxster get bi-xenon headlamps with integrated four-point LED daytime running lights, larger air-intakes and ceramic brakes. Inside, it gets Porsche Communication Management system with an eight-speaker music system and 918 inspired sports steering wheel. The vehicles continue to be offered with multiple airbags, while the 718 Boxster is offered with a Vehicle Tracking System Plus (PVTS+) as standard.