Porsche has opened bookings for its baby sports cars, the Porsche 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman. Deliveries are set to commence later, from the month of November.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Front Rear
The iconic 6-cylinder engines have been replaced by 4-cylinder turbo charged units

Porsche has opened bookings for its 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman in India. The cars, act as entry-level sports cars in Porsche’s range. Unlike previous generations however, the Boxster has been priced higher than its hard top coupe cousin, the Cayman.

Gone is the iconic six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine from the older generation. The new 718 series of the Boxster and the Cayman will be powered by Porsche’s 2.0-litre turbo charged four-cylinder engine for better efficiency and emissions. The engine churns out 300 HP of power and 380 Nm of torque, and propels the cars from 0-100 Km/hr in 5.1 seconds, and all the way to a top speed of 275 Km/hr. Both these cars come with Porsche’s PDK seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.

What proved to be quite a downer for the previous generations were the bare bones nature of the standard cars that were on offer. Almost every luxury on the car was an optional extra (even the rear windscreen wiper). While this did ensure a mouth-watering price tag, one ended up paying a hefty sum to spec up their car to respectable levels. This time however, Porsche seems to have learned, and a lot of the goodies are offered as standard. Among these are ceramic brakes, bi-xenon headlights, LED DRLs, sports seats, a Porsche 918 inspired steering wheel, Porsche’s communication management system, an 8-speaker stereo for the Cayman and a 6-speaker unit for the Boxster.

The Porsche 718 Boxster can be booked at a price of Rs 83.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and the 718 Cayman will be offered for a price of 80.13 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Deliveries will start by the month of November, and the cars will be available in the standard as well as the hard-core S variants.

Porsche 718 Boxster, Cayman Bookings Open

– Porsche has started bookings for the latest generation of the Boxster and the Cayman
– The cars are priced at Rs. 83.95 lakhs for the Boxster and 80.13 lakhs for the Cayman (all prices, ex-showroom, Mumbai)
– The 6-cylinder naturally aspirated engine has been replaced by a new 2.0-litre turbo charged 4-cylinder unit
-Deliveries will commence in the month of November

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Side
The 718 Cayman has been surprisingly priced lower than the soft top Boxster