A car for purists. The Porsche 911 T is a lightweight version of the 911 Carrera through pure renunciation. On this basis, the Porsche Cayman T will also follow in the coming year. A lighter version of the basic model, which should be aimed directly at the purists.
VIN documents confirm four new models – one of them the 718 Cayman T.
AutoGuide picked up this as yet unconfirmed rumor in June this year. It was noticed that Porsche sent the NHTSA various VIN documents. It was about the 2019 model year, with four new models registered with the Panamera GTS, the Panamera Sport Turismo GTS, the 911 Speedster and the 718 Cayman T. Three of them have now been confirmed, only the 718 Cayman T is still missing.
Porsche 718 Cayman T: 20 kilograms less weight
The Porsche 718 Cayman T should slim down around 20 kilograms. Started with the sports seats, the simple door panels with loops, the renouncement of the stereo system and thinner glass. The English publication AutoExpress is even hoping for another 15 hp more power than the Cayman S with its 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine. But hope seems out of place, because the previous document points to the base engine. Which would also coincide with the Porsche 911 T, which has the same drive system as the basic Carrera.
However, the sports exhaust system, the Sport Chrono Package, the 10 mm lowering and 20 inch rims will probably be added. It seems that the 718 Cayman T will only be offered with a manual transmission. If the figure of 20 kilograms is correct, it would be a clear gain over the 911 T, which is just five kilograms lighter than the 911 Carrera.
Where does the 718 Cayman T end up priced?
How much exactly this weight saving brings in performance would have to be proven by the official Porsche figures. As is well known, the 718 Cayman uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine with 220 kW (300 hp) and with the Sport Chrono Package comes to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds. If things are similar to the 911 T, then the base price of the Cayman T will also be above the 718 Cayman (from 57,186.25 euros). Because the basic 911 T costs around 10,000 euros more than the 911 Carrera.
Source: autoguide, AutoExpress