New Delhi: Last year in the month of December, Porsche had announced to launch Boxster and Cayman. Both of these were o be tagged with prefix ‘718’. Porsche revealed 718 Boxster in the month of January and 718 Cayman in April this year. Porsche has announced to launch both the models this year in Indian market. As per the revealing strategy, 718 Boxster would be launched before 718 Cayman. The deliveries of both of these models would start likely at the end of this year.
Reportedly, it is the topless Boxster that will make its way to our shores first, followed by the Cayman coupe. Both, are powered by the new 2.0-litre turbocharged motor that develops 300PS of power and 380Nm of torque. While Porsche offers a six-speed manual as standard in international markets, expect the seven-speed PDK (dual-clutch automatic) for the ones that make their way to India.
The power is good for a 0-100kmph sprint in just 5.1 seconds, and a top whack of 275kmph. Tick the optional Sport Chrono package, and it will shed a full 0.4 seconds from the dash to the ton.It is likely that the Porsche will bring the souped-up 'S' version as well. The 2.5-litre motor in the S dishes out a healthy 350PS and 420Nm that sings its way to 100kmph in just 4.2 seconds. Both cars received a facelift earlier this year. Updates included an updated chassis, LED headlamps and tail lamps, and bigger air vents at the front and the side. The interiors receive a few changes as well, which include a new 918-inspired steering wheel and a new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system.
Expect prices to start around the Rs 85 lakh mark (ex-showroom) and cross over into eight digits for the hot 'S' version. We cannot wait to get our hands on them and put them to the test. Stay tuned!