Foreign automobile manufacturer Porsche has introduced its sports car in India, whose names are 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster . Both the cars are equipped with their own features and their design is quite attractive. Porsche Simple, Stunning, Small, Classic and Fast! The Porsche is a sports car that has inherited the legendary racecar. Based on the 911, the Porsche 718 has a curvy body that gives it its trademark look. The raised headlamps and the curvy nose with large air ducts at the front give an impression of the car’s speed. Both the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 are powered by a 3,995 cc naturally occurring six-cylinder flat engine. Porsche Brand Director India Manolito Vujicic recently said that Porsche’s strong sales in India in 2021 proves that the company has a lot of demand in the country. He had claimed that Porsche India registered 96 per cent more sales in the third quarter of 2021 as compared to the same period in 2019.
Porsche 718 Engine
Coming to the Porsche engine, the flat-six engines have been replaced with modern 4-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol units. While the new engine delivers impressive performance with 300PS of maximum power and 380Nm of peak torque, the lack of sporty soundtrack from the turbo-charged four-pot was picked up by many. While there were no complaints about how these new cars drove, both the Boxster and the Cayman clocked 0-100 kmph of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 275 kmph, thanks to a 7-speed PDK gearbox, which transmits power backwards. While the more powerful ‘S’ variant gets the roadster and coupe in other markets, they are yet to be launched in India.
Porsche 718 Design
The Porsche 718 Cayman is a two-door coupe model, while the Porsche 718 Boxster on the other hand is a two-door cabriolet. Both these cars get LED headlamps and, a GTCA-specific front apron, 20-inch black alloy wheels. Also, external air blades have been given in Porsche 718. Also, big spoilers have been given in the front. In terms of looks, parts such as the bonnet and front wings are made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP), which has reduced the car’s weight by 35 kg compared to the 718 GTS. Also, the rear window light is made of glass. At the same time, new air intakes are seen on both sides of the car, and these vents help in directing the air better. The 718 Cayman GT4 RS is unique as it is also the first Cayman to get the RS badge.
Porsche 718 Interior
The Cayman and Boxster GTS 4.0 features dark Alcantara leather upholstery, which also covers the A-pillar and roof lining on the Cayman GTS 4.0. The package in the Porsche 718 is optional and adds two colour options for interior accents – Chalk and Carmine Red. In terms of equipment, the 718 GTS 4.0 variant gets a 7-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with Porsche Communication Management, Track Precision App, navigation, real-time traffic information, voice commands and Porsche Connect. Other equipment includes Porsche torque vectoring and a choice between a Bose surround sound system and a Burmester high-end surround sound system. The interiors of the Porsche 718 are highly customizable and can be fitted with accessories as per one’s requirement.
Porsche 718 Price
The price of a Porsche 718 starts from Rs. 1.37 crores and goes up to Rs. 2.54 Cr. The Porsche 718 is offered in 7 variants – the base model of the 718 is Cayman and the top variant is the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS which comes at a price tag of Rs. 2.54 crore.