German sports car major,
Porsche launched their new 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster in India for Rs 81.63
lakh and Rs 85.53 lakh respectively. The new 718 series coupe and roadster
derive their rich heritage from the victorious race cars in Porsche’s stable,
such as the 718 RSK which won multiple races in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Both sports cars feature a mid
engine and are small yet powerful machines. Powered by a 2.0 litre, turbocharged,
four cylinder, flat engine these cars prove to be more powerful and faster than
their predecessors. The engine is capable of putting out 300hp and turning
380Nm of torque, propelling these machines to 100kmph from standstill in a mere
4.7 seconds and achieving top speed at 275kmph.
The engine has been mated to a
6-speed manual transmission and both cars also get the option of auto start/
stop to improve efficiency while the
vehicle is coasting. Both the Coupe and roadster are capable of delivering a
fuel efficiency of 14.49kmpl which is an improvement of 13pc over the previous
The entire exterior design of
both models have been replaced except for the boot lid, windscreen and roof
structure. They get larger cooling intakes, bi-xenon headlamps and integrated
LED DRLs. Both models now get a wider stance and now get a distinct persona
thanks to re-designed headlamps, an accentuated strip in the rear, 3D LED
technology in the headlamps and four-point brake lights.
The interiors of the cars get
exquisite leather upholstery and technology like Porsche’s latest gen
Communication Management, touch screen infotainment system which can also
operated through voice control. The
vehicle also gets a Sport Response button for models which have been equipped
with PDK. increasing engine response direct for a period of 20 seconds.
Present at the launch were
Pavan Shetty, Director Porsche India and Deesch Papke, CEO of Porsche Middle
East and Africa FZE.