A high-precision master of the curve
Chassis and assistance systems
The Porsche 718 T offers a dynamic drive that is in a league of its own. The model includes as standard several performance components that have not previously been available for the Cayman or the Boxster with 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer turbo engine, from the PASM sports chassis (Porsche Active Suspension Management) and Sport Chrono package including Porsche Stability Management (PSM) with PSM Sport, to Porsche Active Drivetrain Mounts (PADM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), which also includes mechanical rear differential lock. In combination with the streamlined chassis layout and high-performance braking system of the 718, these features ensure even greater precision and lateral stability in the T model, not to mention a remarkable balance of long-distance driving comfort and a sportier tautness.
PASM sports chassis with 20 mm lower positioning
By lowering the body by around 20 millimetres, the PASM sports chassis significantly increases the potential lateral force of the Porsche 718 T, which is sure to please the most dynamic drivers. At the same time, it makes the sports car sit more solidly on the road – an impression that is underlined by the 20-inch alloy wheels that come as standard in the 911 Carrera S design, and are painted a gleaming titanium grey with monochrome Porsche emblem. The 718 T also benefits from an electromechanical steering system featuring a ratio that is 10% more direct than the previous generation of Cayman and Boxster models, and which supports agile handling. The steering gear comes from the 911 Turbo, while the steering wheel design is based on that of the 918 Spyder.
Sport Chrono package
The Sport Chrono package, which is included as standard, hones the sporty abilities of the new Porsche 718 T. In addition to the three “Normal”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus” modes, it also offers an “Individual” mode, which allows drivers to create a personalised configuration for the PASM, sports exhaust system, Auto Start/Stop function and rear spoiler. In combination with the Sport Chrono package, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) offers an additional mode that can be activated separately: the particularly sporty “PSM Sport” dynamic driving mode, which allows ambitious drivers to get even closer to the limit range of their car in a safe environment. PSM remains active in the background,
For the Porsche 718 T with optional PDK transmission, the Sport Chrono package is enhanced by the Launch Control function and the Sport Response Button, located in the centre of the driving mode selector. If Sport Response is activated, the engine and dual-clutch transmission respond even more directly for a maximum of 20 seconds. At the same time, the PDK switches to a lower gear and changes to a driving mode with higher gear-shifting speed than in Sport Plus mode – ideal for overtaking or racetrack driving.
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical rear-axle differential lock also makes up part of the standard equipment included with the 718 T. This uses a brake pulse to create angular momentum around the vertical axis of the vehicle when cornering. The result is greater steering precision and agility. The mechanical differential lock supports traction when rapidly accelerating out of tight bends. This improves longitudinal and lateral dynamics and enhances both performance and driving pleasure.
Porsche Active Drivetrain Mounts (PADM)
The extraordinary PADM system consists of dynamic drivetrain mounts fitted as standard in the Porsche 718 T. The system minimises vibrations in the engine/gearbox area, and reduces movements arising from the total mass of the drivetrain that could affect driving dynamics. This combines the advantages of hard and soft gearbox mounts. The system guarantees handling that is noticeably more precise and more stable during load changes and on fast curves, with no reduction in driving comfort on uneven roads.
Strong braking system with multi-collision brake
Creating excellent driving dynamics, the brakes ensure first-rate deceleration values – even with high thermal load on the racing track. As standard, the 718 T sits on four-cylinder fixed calipers and 330 x 28 millimetre brake discs at the front and 299 x 20 millimetre brake discs at the back. The optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) has yellow painted six-cylinder fixed calipers at the front, atop 350 x 34 millimetre discs and four-cylinder fixed calipers on 350 x 28 mm discs at the back. Porsche has also equipped the 718 model with a multi-collision brake. This system can reduce the severity of an accident by automatically braking the car, after an initial collision that triggers the airbag.
Both T models come with 20-inch Carrera S alloy wheels as standard. Size 235/35 ZR 20 tyres at the front and 265/35 ZR 20 tyres at the rear ensure optimum grip.