The 718 concept.
The 718 models were made for the sport of it. They are mid-engined roadsters that unite the sporting spirit of the legendary Porsche 718 with the sports car of tomorrow – and transfer it to the roads of today’s world. With one goal: to take the everyday out of every day.
- Precise, not fanciful. Self-assured, not restrained. Low, wide and sleek. The exterior design of the 718 models is distinguished by sporty edges and clearly defined formal contours.
- At first glance: sporty. At second glance: blown away.
- Striking design: the unmistakable silhouette with the flyline typical of a mid-mounted engine. A broad rear with black accent trim. The cockpit is fully sports-orientated.
The horizontal geometry of the air intakes makes the front end appear even wider – lending it added bite. On the GTS models, this impression is further enhanced by the larger air intakes, black external airblades and black front spoiler. The wings? Unmistakably Porsche. Higher than the front lid, they have been styled to give prominence to the design of the headlight units, which lay bare their inner workings and incorporate the LED daytime running lights. The GTS models have tinted front lights.
Side air intakes.
The side profile emphasises the mid-engined layout. The wheel arches are large – for wheels up to 20 inches. In the 718 T models these are in Titanium Grey (high-gloss); in the 718 GTS 4.0 models in satin black. One thing is clear: the 718 models weren't built for the garage. They were built for unrestrained driving pleasure. So, naturally the lines on the doors direct the air stream to the large side air intakes. To optimally supply the engines with air and produce powerful thrust.
The rear of the 718 models is an expression of maximum sporting performance – and also the top performance of our designers. It is clear, reduced, and anything but conformist. The taillights are flat and also tinted in the 718 GTS 4.0 models. Their interior is of a three-dimensional design. Four LED brake spot lights surround the horizontal taillights. An accent trim between the two taillights makes the rear end look wide.
The wing above automatically extends from speeds of 125km/h, and reduces lift for better roadholding. Strong finish: the tailpipe, centrally positioned in the rear apron, with twin tailpipe in the 718 T and 718 S models. In the 718 GTS 4.0 models, the tailpipes are separated in the rear apron unique to the GTS 4.0.
The 718 Boxster and Cayman models have 18-inch wheels – with a distinctive design. The S models are equipped with 19-inch wheels, the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models with 20-inch wheels in Titanium Grey (high-gloss) or satin black. On all 718 models, the wheels are alloys – a sports car hallmark. The wide rear wheels provide excellent stability and exceptional cornering performance. Rolling resistance and tyre weight are comparatively low, which helps to reduce fuel consumption. Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM) improves safety. A selection of 20-inch wheels is available in our range of options.
Intuitive handling, performance-oriented ergonomics, a clean design. The interior of the 718 models is also fully geared towards sporty performance.
A strong emphasis on the horizontal gives the dashboard design of the 718 models a striking appearance. Without sacrificing the excellent ergonomics for which Porsche is renowned: the ascending centre console shortens the reach between the steering wheel and gear lever/selector, while the clear arrangement of function buttons saves time.
PCM with Touchdisplay.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) features a 7-inch touchscreen display. With its high-quality glass surface, it is the aesthetically perfect addition to the centre console. The 718 T models have a practical storage compartment, instead of PCM. Our take on ‘digital detox’.
Sports steering wheel.
Pure motorsport: the Sports steering wheel is derived from the 918 Spyder. The optional GT sports steering wheel with its smaller diameter further enhances the cockpit feel. It is included as standard in the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models, and in the 718 GTS 4.0 models finished in Race-Tex, along with numerous other GTS-specific interior items. The instrument cluster includes three circular instruments with an integrated 4.6-inch colour screen. Typical of Porsche: the rev counter in the middle.
What is it that makes the 718 models so special? Their performance, their handling, their design, their generous amount of space with two luggage compartments. But most of all: a mid-engined layout that makes all this possible in the first place.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged horizontally opposed engine.
The 718 and 718 T models come equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged horizontally opposed engine with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. It develops 220kW (300PS) at 6,500rpm. Maximum torque: 380Nm. With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.9 secs, and have a top speed of 275km/h.
The 2.5-litre turbocharged horizontally opposed engine.
The S models have a 2.5-litre displacement. The result is 257kW (350PS) at 6,500rpm. Maximum torque: 420Nm. This unit – like the one in the 911 Turbo – also comes equipped with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG). It ensures a smoother unleashing of power and therefore increased driving pleasure. Its thrust? Goes up to 285km/h. With PDK and Launch Control, the S models sprint from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.2 seconds.
The 4.0-litre six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine.
4.0 models offer an enormous performance spectrum. Guaranteed by the powerful 4.0-litre six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with its full 294kW (400PS) at 7,000rpm. The maximum torque: 420Nm. Combined with PDK: 430Nm. The sprint from 0 to 100km/h: 4.0 seconds when combined with PDK and Launch Control. Top speed: 288km/h. Combined with 6-speed manual transmission, it can even reach 293km/h.
6-speed manual transmission.
The 718 models are equipped with a smooth 6-speed manual transmission optimally matched to the respective engine characteristics. The gear lever in the 718 T models is shortened for fast, sporty shift throws. The result: short shift times and an even sportier and more authentic driving experience.
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).
The 7-speed PDK with manual and automatic mode is available as an option. For extremely fast gear changes without interrupting the flow of power. And all with even better acceleration performance. In manual mode, the shift direction simulates that of race cars – to the rear to shift up, forwards to shift down. For a race track driving experience wherever you are.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).
The optional PASM is an electronic damping control system. The system continuously adjust the damping force on each wheel, based on driving style and current road conditions. The body is also lowered by 10mm. PASM has two modes, which can be selected using a button on the centre console: ‘Normal’, which is a blend of performance and comfort, and ‘Sport’, where the setup is much firmer. The results are tangible: increased driving stability, improved comfort and enhanced performance.
PASM sports suspension.
The 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models are equipped with PASM sports suspension. The body sits 20mm lower. The springs are harder and shorter and the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles are stiffer. The result: direct, agile handling and top cornering performance. For a little more ground clearance and comfort, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), with ride height lowered by 10mm, is also available for the 718 GTS 4.0 models.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM).
All 718 models are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) – an automatic control system for maintaining stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. PSM improves traction under acceleration on inconsistent road surfaces. The result is a high level of driving stability and safety – and extraordinary agility at the same time.
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV).
Optional for the 718 and 718 S models, standard for the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models: Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV). This system enhances vehicle dynamics and stability by applying variable torque distribution to the rear wheels, in conjunction with a mechanical rear differential lock. For the driver, this means strong resistance to destabilising side forces, outstanding traction and great agility at any speed – with precise turn-in and well-balanced load transfer characteristics. What else? Tremendous fun in the corners.
Electromechanical power steering.
A direct steering system that lives up to its name. The direct steering ratio ensures agile turn-in and a sporty driving experience – with the usual high level of comfort. The comfort-orientated Power steering Plus is available as an option.
The Sport button enables you to select a suspension set-up where the emphasis is on either comfort or sporty performance. At the push of a button, the engine dynamics become even more direct. In addition, the sports exhaust system is automatically activated. In vehicles with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), upshifts take place at higher engine speeds and downshifts happen sooner.
Sport Chrono Package.
The Sport Chrono Package is standard in the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models and available as an option for the other 718 models. It allows an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission. And launches you to unprecedented sporty heights. With significant help from the mode switch on the steering wheel derived from the 918 Spyder. There are four settings to choose from without taking your hand entirely off the wheel: Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual, which allows you to adjust the vehicle more closely to your personal driving style.
Performance counts in sport. True for the engine. True for the brakes. That’s why the 718, 718 T and 718 S models are equipped with fourpiston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers. In the 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman and the 718 T models the brakes are in black; in the S models the brakes are in red. The brake discs have a diameter of 330mm at the front and 299mm at the rear. The brakes in the 718 S models are reinforced on the front axle.
In the 718 GTS 4.0 models the brakes were further reinforced and adapted to the high performance: the front axle is equipped with six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers in red. The brake discs have a diameter of 350mm at the front and 330mm at the rear. To make them tougher yet lighter and enable a more rapid response – even under extreme loads – the brake calipers have an enclosed monobloc construction. The pedal travel is short and the biting point precise. The brake discs are crossdrilled and internally vented, which helps to provide improved wet braking and optimum cooling.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
Proven in motorsport: the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option. In the 718 models, the cross-drilled ceramic brake discs of PCCB have a diameter of 350mm at the front and the rear – for even more formidable braking performance. PCCB features six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston units at the rear – all painted in yellow.
- Since 1953, one thing hasn’t changed: the driver still calls the shots.
- 2 luggage trunks with plenty of storage space.
- Adaptive dampers for greater comfort on everyday drives. Plus a variety of storage solutions, ample legroom and two luggage compartments for plentiful storage space.
Porsche Entry & Drive.¹
With optional Porsche Entry & Drive, you can leave your car key in your pocket. As soon as you grab the door handle, or your hand nears the Crest on the front luggage compartment lid or the logos on the rear, Porsche Entry & Drive checks the access code stored in the key. If this is correct, the door or luggage compartment lid unlocks. The engine can then be started and switched off using the electronic ignition starter switch.
¹ The Porsche Entry & Drive system uses state-of-the-art technology. However, it cannot be completely ruled out that the key’s wireless encryption code is intercepted and used to open or steal the vehicle.
Light design package.
The optional light design package is both practical and aesthetically appealing. It comprises dimmable LEDs in various parts of the interior.
Sports steering wheel.
The Sports steering wheel with three-spoke design is lightweight and functional. The small centre pad and the decorative ring encircling the Porsche Crest – both derived from the steering wheel of the 918 Spyder – reinforce its sporty character. In conjunction with PDK, the Sports steering wheel features two alloyed gearshift paddles offering particularly short shift throws.
GT sports steering wheel.
The optional GT sports steering wheel has a smaller diameter. The spokes are finished in black, the silver-coloured inlays are screw-fastened. For a motorsport-derived look? Definitely. Above all, though, to emulate a motorsport driving feel. Included as standard in the 718 T and 718 GTS 4.0 models. In the 718 GTS 4.0 models it is finished with the proven motorsport material Race-Tex. Heating and multifunction controls are optionally available for all steering wheels. These give you fingertip access to the 4.6-inch colour display and therefore the on-board computer as well as many audio, telephone and navigation functions.
Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System.
The road is perhaps the only place in the world where you can still listen to music without being disturbed. And when it’s done, it should be done right – together with the major manufacturer of premium quality sound systems in Germany. The result is a sound performance of the highest level, specially matched to your 718 Boxster or 718 Cayman.
BOSE® Surround Sound System.
Specially designed for Porsche and optimally adapted to the specific interior acoustic of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman: the optional surround sound system from BOSE®. In short: you’re always at the heart of things in the 718 models.
Sound Package Plus.
Sound Package Plus delivers excellent sound. It comprises six loudspeakers and a total output of 110 watts in the 718 Boxster and eight loudspeakers with 150 watts in the 718 Cayman. The amplifier integrated into PCM optimally adapts the interior acoustics to the driver and passenger.
We need to get the most out of every day. Porsche Connect³ helps you do this. It puts you in the ideal starting position for every drive in your 718. The services in the car and the Porsche Connect app for your smartphone are the perfect co-pilots for your everyday life.
³ Note: Porsche Connect services include a free inclusive period of use, the length of which may vary by services package and country but shall not be less than three months. The full range of Porsche Connect services or individual services thereof may not be available in some countries. In addition, an integrated SIM card with data allowance for use of selected Porsche Connect services will be included in the price in some countries. For use of the WiFi hotspot and the other non-included Porsche Connect services, e.g. music streaming, via integrated SIM card in some countries, a chargeable data package is also available from the Porsche Connect Store. Alternatively, you can establish a data connection using a SIM card of your own. For further information on free subscription periods, follow-on costs and availability of individual services in your country, please visit Porsche Connect.
Thanks to Real-time Traffic Information you’ll always be on the fastest route. As a component of the navigation and infotainment services, online navigation has the advantage of accessing map material which is updated daily, while at the same time taking into account all the relevant traffic reports in real time.
Regardless of whether you’re discovering new places with your Porsche or exploring your local neighbourhood. All the information about points of interest, such as restaurants, petrol filling stations and hotels, is directly accessible using the PCM Finder. As well as the address and contact details, reviews by other visitors are also displayed, provided a data connection has been established.
With Porsche Connect you use numerous apps on your iPhone via PCM. With the connection via Apple CarPlay, apps such as phone, music or news, can be operated easily and safely while on the move.
Bi-Xenon main headlights.
Rain. Fog. Night. A true athlete doesn’t let that stop them. That's why all 718 models come with Bi-Xenon main headlights with integrated daytime running lights in LED technology.
Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).
The Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), which includes expressive four-point daytime running lights, headlight cleaning system and dynamic range control, is available as an option. The dynamic cornering light function swivels the main headlights towards the inside of a bend, so as to light up more of the road at tight bends and turns. In short: the road ahead is illuminated the moment you start to corner.
LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus).
Superior safety meets sporty design in the form of optional LED main headlights including PDLS Plus. Optimum visibility is assured by integrated fourpoint daytime running lights, the headlight cleaning system and dynamic range control.
Automatic distance control.
Available as an option in conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this system regulates the speed of your 718 fully independently based on the distance from the vehicle in front. Radar sensors in the front apron scan the road ahead.
Lane Change Assist.
Optional Lane Change Assist uses radar-based technology to monitor the area behind the vehicle and blind spots. The system issues a visual warning signal in the window triangle trims whenever a vehicle approaches your vehicle from behind or enters one of your blind spots.
ParkAssist and reversing camera.
Optional ParkAssist audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected behind the vehicle. ParkAssist can be optionally upgraded to include monitoring of the front end with additional sensors. The audible alert is supplemented by a visual warning in the central display screen, which shows a schematic representation of the vehicle. The optional reversing camera facilitates precise reverse parking and manoeuvring. Help is provided in the form of a camera image and dynamic guidelines on the PCM screen.
Speed limit indicator.
The optional camera-based speed limit indicator informs you of speed restrictions and ‘no overtaking’ zones (start and end). Notifications appear on the display in the instrument cluster and on the PCM screen.
Sometimes, the best destination is no destination. The way there? We have reduced down to the bare essentials: in a purist’s sports car which lets you switch off by shifting up. A Porsche which needs no more than a clear road – and, of course, you. Welcome to life.
The call of the 718 Boxster T and the 718 Cayman T: driving for the sake of driving. Fully epitomised by the T for Touring in the logo.
Drive and chassis.
The heart: a 220kW (300PS) powerful turbocharged four-cylinder horizontally opposed engine located just centimetres behind the driver. While the centre of gravity sits deep. The sports suspension (-20mm) brings you closer to the road – and even closer to the feeling of being alive.
The 718 T models: highly dynamic, puristic, authentic. Porsche Communication Management (PCM)? Would only distract from your driving pleasure. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)? It can – but it doesn’t have to. Instead: Sports seats Plus, door pull loops, and a GT sports steering wheel with mode switch. That’s all it takes to ensure that the everyday can no longer follow you.
2.0-litre turbocharged horizontally opposed engine producing 220kW (300PS) and 380Nm.
Sports exhaust system.
Sports exhaust system with centrally positioned twin tailpipe in black.
20-inch Carrera S wheels.
20-inch Carrera S wheels painted in Titanium Grey (high-gloss).
Exterior mirrors, decorative side logo and roll-over bar in Agate Grey.
Sport Chrono Package.
Sport Chrono Package with mode switch.
‘718 T’ logo on the headrests.
T-specific equipment including GT sports steering wheel, Sports seats Plus (two-way) with seat centres in Sport-Tex, ‘718 T’ logo on the headrests and door pull loops.
More six appeal on four wheels is hardly possible. With a sports car that will thoroughly mix up your senses – and still touch your heart. 100% Porsche, six cylinders, one driver: you.
Athletic, well-trained six-packs in Porsche style: the GTS 4.0 models. More of what you love.
Col de Turini.
Two vehicles. Two drivers. One goal: Col de Turini, the legendary pass. Many bends, several unforgettable driving moments. The perfect place for Sportscar Fascination. The butterflies begin. The anticipation rises. As does the pulse.
4.0-litre six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with 294kW (400PS) and 420Nm. With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK): 430Nm.
GTS-specific front apron with tinted front lights.
Sports exhaust system with separated sports tailpipes in black.
20 mm lowered height.
PASM sports suspension with ride height lowered by 20mm.
GTS-specific equipment including GT sports steering wheel in Race-Tex, Sports seats Plus (two-way) with seat centres in Race-Tex and ‘GTS’ logo on the headrests.