A Closer Look at the 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster T

Driving a car is more than just grabbing the steering wheel and hitting the road. It is an experience that makes the car you choose to drive in, matter. A pure driving experience can only be from a vehicle that gives thought to every detail; hence the Porsche cars make for excellent sports cars. Porsche has added another model to its lineup through the Porsche 718 Boxster T. The “T” models are not a new creation but rather a variation founded on the 1968 Porsche 911T which it revived in 2018 with the 2018 911 Carrera T. The “T” stands for “Touring,” and they have come back with an upgrade to the chassis, wheels, Torque vectoring rear differential among others. The 2020 Porsche 718T Boxster T is based on the standard, non –S 718 and has a few features that make Porsche charge a premium.

Manual vs. automatic

Some products limit your options, but this vehicle gives you two choices; you can go with an automatic or manual. An automated car will have you parting with at least $3210 more than the current 718 models, and it is worth the price. With an automatic, you can shift gear seamlessly, and if you are driving at high speed, then the seventh gear will reduce the engine rev significantly. If you love a manual vehicle, the 718T manual intervention comes with paddles on the steering wheel and a central gear selector from which you choose between push-to-downshift or pull-to-upshift actuation. This feature sets the 718 Boxster apart since even with the latest 2020 Porsche 911, you will not find it. Unfortunately, while the manual gearbox has an exquisite setup, the rev-matching function is disappointing because although it has excellent calibration once you select the Sport+ or Sport driving modes, you cannot deactivate it.

Design

The car has a purist theme that enables buyers to replace the entire infotainment with a storage compartment; something that even the U.S customers would love, but unfortunately, the purist option will not make it here. As for the door handles, instead of metal, the car has fabric loops, and the seats are more of a basic unit with a minimalist two-way electronic equipment. Still, they facilitate your travel for miles without tiring. Maybe the point was to not add extra weight since installing the gasoline particulate filter already did that. The 20-inch wheels have dark paint while the lower body sides have unique decals which go hand in hand in pinning their classic look that allows buyers to place it in a class of its own. The car also has a manual lever that is shorter than other models and emblems of “718” and “Boxster T” in the interior.

Price

Although the vehicles have not yet been confirmed on when they will arrive in the United States, they are expected in early in 2020 as the models for the year. The price is also not yet confirmed, but the car is likely to go for $10K more than the current standard Boxster which goes for $60,250. The “T” is more expensive than the non-T versions although they have similar features. By then, the manufacturers might even have come up with a customization menu that will further enhance the model.

Speed

Before his retirement, Porsche engineer August Achleitner who headed the 718 and 911 models said that the standard Boxster and Cayman models would have turbocharged flat-4 engines while the naturally aspirated 6-flat engine would be spared for the more potent versions. True to his word, the 718 Boxster T has a turbocharged flat-4 engine, and although some were not happy with the change, they have gotten used to it and are even appreciating the low-end torque. Besides, the engine goes in line with the car’s predecessors and the slightly raspy sound when the engine is throbbing being reminiscent of the Porsche 914 2.0.

It has a capacity of 2.0 liters which is enough to keep your speed in check since Porsche claims that the vehicle’s 0-to-60 mph dash will take only 4.9 seconds if you drive the standard six-speed manual. However, if you opt for the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, then you can cover the same dash within 4.5 seconds. If you use the standard models as a basis to have a more realistic speed, you can expect to cover the dash within 3.9 seconds to 4.4 seconds. The top speed, however, does not depend on transmission and both transmissions have 170 mph. Moreover, the steering has an electrically-assisted power that enables you to attain incredible cornering speed without losing control.

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

computer services
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Jeeves
autonomous vehicles
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Gatik
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gautam Narang
insurance comparison
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Insurify
grocery shopping with credit card
The 10 Best Credit Cards for Groceries in 2021
credit cards
The 10 Best First Credit Cards To Get in 2021
American Express
Ranking The 10 Best Amex Transfer Partners
Dogecoin
Here’s How You Can Buy Dogecoin
Visit Vapriikki
The 20 Best Things to do in Tampere, Finland
Hydra
10 Greek Islands Every Traveler Should Visit Once
Explore the Old Town
The 20 Best Things to do in Estepona, Spain
Drive Thru Zoo
The 10 Best Drive Thru Safaris in the United States
"Arosa" - The Supercar of Hovercrafts
VonMercier Reveals “Arosa” – The Supercar of Hovercrafts
2022 Subaru BRZ
A Closer Look at the 2022 Subaru BRZ
2023 400HP Nissan Z
A Closer Look at The 2023 400HP Nissan Z
Toyota
The Five Biggest Toyota Recalls in Company History
Casio Vintage X Pac-Man A100WEPC-1B
A Closer Look at the Casio Vintage X Pac-Man A100WEPC-1B
A Closer Look at the Bell & Ross Diver Blue
UR-100 Electrum By URWERK
A Closer Look at The UR-100 Electrum By URWERK
Zenith Defy Extreme
A Closer Look at the Zenith Defy Extreme
Andrew Dice Clay
How Andrew Dice Clay Achieved a Net Worth of $10 Million
Ricky Martin
The 10 Richest People in Puerto Rico
Gary Owen
How Gary Owen Achieved a Net Worth of $3 Million
Howie Long
How Howie Long Achieved a Net Worth of $16 Million