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Porsche 718 Boxster T in Guards Red Driving scenes

The new 718 T models in the Boxster and Cayman line-up combine a 300 PS (220 kW) turbocharged four-cylinder flat 'boxer' power unit with a tailored specification that further emphasises the renowned handling of the mid-engine, two-seater sports cars.

The high-performance character of the T models is highlighted at first glance by 20-inch diameter alloy wheels, the PASM sports chassis lowered by 20 millimetres, the shortened gear shift with red pattern, and the Sport Chrono package. These features are offered in the T only in combination with the 300 PS 2.0-litre engine - in fact, the sports chassis was formerly only available with the 350 PS 2.5-litre S models.

Both Boxster and Cayman 718 T feature a six-speed manual gearbox and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a mechanical rear axle differential lock. A dual-clutch transmission (PDK) is available as an option.

Traditionally, "T" stands for "Touring" in the Porsche model lexicon, and is synonymous with driving dynamic performance. The 718 T will be immediately at home along winding country roads, raising further still the typical Porsche attention to dynamic agility. This focus shows in other ways, including black door pulls in the door panels and sports seats with electric two-way adjustment, black Sport-Tex centre sections and the "718" logo embroidered on the headrests.

The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) module has also been replaced by a large storage compartment, though buyers who do not wish to forego the entertainment system may order it at no extra charge. Put together, these measures balance out the additional weight created by the installation of the gasoline particulate filter (GPF).

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