German luxury sports car maker Porsche has unveiled two of its mid-engine models in India on Wednesday. The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman launched at Rs 85.53 lakh and Rs 81.63 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. The latest Porsche 718 series is creating uniqueness with mid-engine models from its high-end 911 model. Porsche dealers in India have already rolled out the deliveries and are also taking orders for the new Porsche 718 series.
“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 while managing substantial improvements in efficiency,” said, Pavan Shetty, Director Porsche India.
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Porsche 718 Boxster price in India is a bit on the higher end when compared to its twin 718 Cayman. It is powered by a 2 liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine which is quite downsizing for the Porsche range. Earlier generation equips a 3.4-litre, six cylinder engine. Taking more about Porsche 718 Boxster features, the 2-litre engine produces 298 bhp and 380Nm of torque. Porsche claims that the engine has the ability to deal 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.7 seconds.
Porsche 718 Cayman features the same engine, and both cars pack a seven-speed automatic PDK gearbox. The changes haven’t limited to engine side, and both 718 Boxster and Cayman comes with a retuned chassis. You also observe side air-intakes and wider front beside the side skirts for improved aerodynamic performance.
Unlike the previous generation, Porsche provides a whole bunch of standard equipment. Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche 718 Cayman offer a bunch of equipment like Porsche 918-inspired sports steering wheel and sports seats. Both cars in Porsche 718 series get bi-xenon headlamps with integrated four-point LED daytime running lights and ceramic brakes. Porsche Communication Management system is equipped in the 718 Boxster with an eight-speaker music system.