For 2020, Porsche adds a new variant to the 718 lineup. The all-new Boxster T—along with its Cayman counterpart—is basically an enthusiasts special. It keeps cost down (a relative concept when it comes to Porsche) by sticking with the base flat-four engine and replacing some interior pieces to help reduce weight. Unlike the entry-level model, every Boxster T adds 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and Porsche’s Sport Chrono package with additional drive modes. The new trim level also has unique interior and exterior details. Those seeking the ultimate Boxster should check out the also-all-new 718 Spyder. Also new for 2020 is the GTS 4.0, which has a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that makes 394 horsepower.
First drive review:
From the first turn of the steering wheel, the superb feedback of both GTS 4.0s is striking. The steering is as direct as it is precise, heavy in the right way but constantly communicating with its driver. Porsche placed the three pedals perfectly, tuning each so that the clutch is easy to modulate, the brake pedal predictable and well weighted, and the accelerator sharp and energetic. Changing gears with the short lever is both a delightfully mechanical and an impressively precise process. This is one of the best manual transmissions we’ve ever tested.
|Output||394 Horsepower / 309 Pound-Feet|
|Drive Type||Rear-Wheel Drive|
|Speed 0-60 MPH||4.3 Seconds|
|Maximum speed||182 MPH|
|Efficiency||22 MPG (est)|
|Weight||3,100 Pounds (est)|
|Cargo Volume||9.6 Cubic Feet (Total)|
|Base Price||$80,000 (est)|
|On Sale||Summer 2020|