Porsche India has re-introduced its entry-level mid-engined sportscars, the 718 Boxster cabriolet and the 718 Cayman coupe at a price tag of Rs 85.53 lakh and Rs 81.63 lakh, both ex-showroom Delhi. Both models would be powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that generates 300 hp of power at 6,500 rpm and 380 Nm of torque from 1,950 rpm to 4,500 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard and Doppelkupplung PDK 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox and a Sport Chrono package is available as an option. Both cars cross 100 kmph from idle in 4.7 seconds with the automatic transmission and the additional sport package and have a top speed of 275 kmph.
Over the previous generation of the 718 Boxster and Cayman series, the new sportscars have 13 percent better fuel efficiency and have a claimed mileage figure of 6.9 l/100 km or 14.4 kmpl for the PDK version. The manual transmission version has a lesser claimed fuel economy of 13.51 kmpl. In terms of safety, the 718 Porsche Cayman and Boxster have 330 mm disc brakes up front and 299 mm rear disc brakes, all cross-drilled and internally vented. PCCB or Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake is also available as an option which have 350 mm disc brake setup at each end.
At the occasion, Pavan Shetty, Director, Porsche India said, “The re-launched Cayman and Boxster are the sportiest of all time. It is remarkable how Porsche engineers have evolved the 718 concept to produce such outstanding increases in power and torque from the newly designed four-cylinder engine whilst managing substantial improvements in efficiency. We anticipate that the introduction of both models will be well received by our customers and enthusiasts in India, especially with the Cayman now representing the entry model into Porsche.” The 718 series pay homage to the Porsche race cars like the 718 RSK. In addition to the changes in the fuel efficiency and power, the 718 Boxster and Cayman also have larger air intakes compared to the previous versions.