What began as a rumor was then confirmed by Porsche who admitted a 718 Cayman T was in development. Like the acclaimed 911 T, the 718 Cayman T will focus on shedding weight and delivering a more driver-focused feel. Sort of a back to basics mentality, at least for Porsche. Today, our spy photographers have snapped the first images of the 718 Cayman T out testing on the roads around and at the Nurburgring. Although Porsche has yet to confirm it, sources claim deliveries will get underway sometime in the first half of 2019.
The Cayman T will be slotted directly in between the Cayman S and GTS in terms of pricing and overall driving experience. Behind the driver and passenger seats will sit the familiar turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine which in the S trim produces 350 hp and in GTS form 365 hp. Figure around the 360 hp mark for the T.
Porsche is being Porsche when it comes to making the car lightweight, utilizing thinner glass, sports seats and those nifty fabric door pulls in place of traditional handles. The audio system will likely come as an optional extra. Without it and combined with those other weight-saving measures, a total of around 45 pounds will be gone. Jenny Craig would be proud.
Based on these spy shots, it looks like the sports exhaust from the also upcoming Cayman GT4 will be part of the package. We also expect the Cayman T to include a stiffer and lower suspension (by around 10 mm), 20-inch wheels and the Sport Chrono package. We don’t have a reveal date just but we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Porsche 718 Cayman T debut in late November at the LA Auto Show. If not there, Geneva the following March would be very likely.