2019 Porsche 718 Evaluate, Scores, Specs, Costs, and Pictures
Lightning strikes twice for Porsche.
On our score scale, the 2019 718 will get a 10 for efficiency. Similar goes for the 911. How can each vehicles be good? Go drive ‘em. We’ll wait right here. Go forward.
Again already? Yeah, each vehicles are fast.
In high trims, the 718 can rival some 911s in efficiency, which is a thought train that we’ll go away for an additional day. For now, the 718 is ideal. (Learn extra about how we fee vehicles.)
The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman begin with a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-Four planted midship that makes 300 hp and 280 pound-feet of torque, which is distributed to the rear wheels solely. A 6-speed guide is accessible, and a 7-speed dual-clutch computerized is non-obligatory.
The 718 Boxster S and 718 Cayman S increase that energy to 350 hp and 309 lb-ft with an even bigger displacement turbo-4. The GTS is the relative king of the hill with 365 hp and 317 lb-ft from its flat-4.
Base vehicles can spring from 0-60 mph in lower than 5 seconds, the GTS model does the deed in lower than 4 seconds.
Outright velocity isn’t the one motive to think about S or GTS fashions: each variations function trick turbos that minimize down on lag and ship energy throughout fats slices of the rev vary, which implies higher response out of corners.
Choosing the automated transmission gained’t be a fun-crusher. The twin-clutch computerized, which Porsche calls “PDK,” is fast and makes use of digital ratios between gears to search out candy spots quicker. When mixed with the non-obligatory Sport Chrono package deal, the PDK and launch management present thrilling sprints that repeatedly produce extensive grins. Ask us how we all know.
The 6-speed guide combines a constructive clutch really feel with sharp shifts, too. We’d go for a manual-equipped 718 all day, it’s one of many few left remaining for sports activities vehicles and a high-water mark for automakers.
The bottom suspension is MacPherson struts in any respect 4 corners. Go for adaptive dampers, that are commonplace on the 718 GTS, and the system toggles amongst Regular, Sport, and Sport+ modes with rising firmness. Sport is taut sufficient for canyon runs, Sport+ is finest left for observe makes use of.
Half-inch wider 18-inch wheels are shod with 235/35-ZR Pirelli P Zero tires up entrance and 265/45-ZR on again, on base vehicles. The 718 Boxster S and Cayman S get 235/40-ZR19s and 265/40-ZR19 Pirelli P Zeros, back and front. Brakes are barely greater and thicker than earlier than, however braking efficiency was by no means a grievance with the Boxster or Cayman: The pedal really feel is great, the responses rapid.
All 718s profit from Porsche’s wonderful steering tuning that makes use of electrical energy help, but additionally relate the street again to drivers in a manner that different automakers haven’t but found out. An non-obligatory energy increase at low speeds makes the 718 much more maneuverable round tight parking tons, too.
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