2021 Porsche 718 Cayman And Boxster Get More Standard Features, GT4 A PDK Option

Porsche has upgraded its 718 Cayman and Boxster range in the U.S. for the 2021 MY by adding more goodies to their standard features list.

As such, all 718 variants, including the T, S and GTS 4.0 models, will come standard with automatic two-zone climate control, heated front seats and auto-dimming mirrors with rain sensors for this new model year. The 2021 718 Cayman is priced from $59,900, while the 718 Boxster will set you back at least $62,000.

Like last year, all models come standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, but can be fitted optionally with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic.

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Speaking of the PDK, you can finally get it on the 718 Cayman GT4, 718 Spyder and the 718 GTS 4.0 models for the first time ever. However, be prepared to wait, because six-cylinder 718 variants equipped with the PDK gearbox should reach U.S. dealers early next year.

Still, if you place an order now for a new 2021 model year 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 and Cayman GTS 4.0, know that they should arrive in showrooms before the end of 2020. Pricing for the Cayman GTS 4.0 starts at $86,800, while the Boxster GTS 4.0 has an MSRP of $88,900 – not including $1,350 delivery, processing and handling fee.

Both variants are powered by a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer unit, putting down 394 HP (400 PS) and 309 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. That’s good enough to get you from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.3 seconds, even with the six-speed manual gearbox as standard. Top speed is rated at 182 mph (293 km/h).

Opting for a 718 GTS model means getting the following performance features as standard: Sports Seats Plus, Sport Chrono Package, Sport Exhaust System, PASM Sport Suspension, a mechanical limited-slip differential with Porsche Torque Vectoring, and satin black 20-inch wheels.

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