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Porsche Chassis - Idea 718

Idea 718

The new Boxster and the new Cayman are the sequel that continues the 718 era. At their heart, a four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine beats with the same fighting spirit that delivered countless...

Porsche Chassis - The principle of the mid-engined sport car

The principle of the mid-engined sport car

What is it that makes the new 718 models so special? Their performance, their handling, their design and the generous amount of space afforded by two luggage compartments. Above all: a mid-engine...

Porsche Chassis - Character 718 Boxster

Character 718 Boxster

Could have, should have, would have. Life’s too short for ‘what ifs’. Too short for unfulfilled daydreams. The new 718 Boxster makes a clear statement: let’s go!

It interprets the 718 legend by...

Porsche Chassis - Exterior design

Exterior design

Precise, not fanciful. Self-assured, not restrained. Low, wide and sleek. The exterior design of the new 718 models ushers in a new era for the Boxster and Cayman with sporty, distinctive edges and...

Porsche Chassis - Interior design

Interior design

Intuitive handling, performance-oriented ergonomics, a clean design. The interior of the new 718 models is also fully geared for sporty performance.

A strong emphasis on the horizontal gives the new...

Porsche Chassis - Standard specification

Standard specification

Selected key features: the 718 models.

Porsche Chassis - Performance


Creating more power is still no challenge. Not unless it's done the Porsche way. The result is an increase of up to 35 hp and 73 lb.-ft. of torque. And the fun is only just beginning.

The newly...

Porsche Chassis - Turbocharger


The displacement of the new 718 Boxster and Cayman models has been considerably reduced. Nevertheless, the power output of the new engines has been significantly increased. This has been possible...

Porsche Chassis - Variable turbine geometry (VTG)

Variable turbine geometry (VTG)

The new 718 Boxster S and 718 Cayman S come equipped with variable turbine geometry (VTG). Adjustable guide vanes on the turbine act to combine the benefits of a small and a large exhaust...

Porsche Chassis - Efficiency-enhancing technologies

Efficiency-enhancing technologies

Auto start/stop switches off the engine when the driving speed falls below 4 mph, such as when you are approaching a red light. As soon as you release the clutch or depress the accelerator pedal, the...

Porsche Chassis - Sport exhaust system

Sport exhaust system

With the optional sport exhaust system, the already powerful sound of the mid-mounted engine becomes even more intense – at the push of a button. Having caught the ear, the sport exhaust system also...

Porsche Chassis - 6-speed manual transmission

6-speed manual transmission

The 718 models are equipped with a smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission optimally matched to the respective engine map. The shift throws are sporty and short, and shift effort is low. This...

Porsche Chassis - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

7-speed PDK, featuring both a manual and an automatic mode, is available as an option and offers extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power. Not to mention even faster...

Porsche Chassis - Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)

PTV is an optional system for enhancing driving dynamics and stability. Operating in conjunction with a mechanical rear differential lock, it works by varying the amount of torque transmitted to the...

Porsche Chassis - Steering


Anyone can follow the straight and narrow. Only the corner is the true test of mettle. Only in the corner does a sport car really become a sport car. So it’s all the more important to have a chassis...

Porsche Chassis - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Optional PASM, the electronic damping control system, continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. In addition, the body sits 10 mm lower.


Porsche Chassis - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

The new 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman models are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) – an automatic control system for helping to maintain stability at the limits of dynamic...

Porsche Chassis - Wheels


The new 718 Boxster and Cayman models each come equipped with distinctively styled 18-inch wheels. The S models are fitted with 19-inch wheels introducing two new rim designs.

On all 718 models, the...

Porsche Chassis - SPORT button

SPORT button

The SPORT button enables you to select a drivetrain setup where the emphasis is on either comfort or sporty performance. At the push of a button, the engine dynamics become even more direct. In...

Porsche Chassis - Sport Chrono Package

Sport Chrono Package

Adrenaline at the push of a button, goose bumps included: the functions of the optional Sport Chrono Package enable an even sportier tuning of the vehicle – and launch you to unprecedented sporty...

Porsche Chassis - PASM sport suspension

PASM sport suspension

The body sits 20 mm lower. The springs are harder and shorter, and the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles are stiffer. The result is another plus for performance – combined with a...

Porsche Chassis - Brakes


In sport, performance counts. It applies to the engine and it also applies to the brakes. The new 718 models are therefore equipped with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers.

On the new 718...

Porsche Chassis - Airbags and Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Airbags and Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

The new 718 models offer advanced airbag technology in the form of full-size driver and front passenger airbags, which are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident. They...

Porsche Chassis - Roll-over protection

Roll-over protection

In the open-top 718 Boxster models, dual roll-over protection creates survival space in the event of a roll-over or side impact. The front roll-over protection element is made from...

Porsche Chassis - Lights


Rain. Fog. Darkness. Nothing that would faze a genuine athlete. That’s why all 718 models are equipped with Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights.

At the rear, the...

Porsche Chassis - Recycling


Intelligent lightweight construction is integral to the Porsche identity. This identity is expressed in the form of a high proportion of aluminium, magnesium, plastics and super-high-strength sheet...

Porsche Chassis - Fuel


All Porsche models – including the 718 models – are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10 %, e.g. ‘E10’. Ethanol has a positive impact on the CO2 balance because it is...

Porsche Chassis - Interior


The new sport steering wheel with its puristic design, the ascending center console, three round instruments with the tachometer positioned in the center: everything in the interior is intended to...

Porsche Chassis - Sport steering wheel

Sport steering wheel

The sport steering wheel with threespoke design is lightweight and functional. The small center pad and the chrome ring encircling the Porsche Crest – both derived from the steering wheel of the 918...

Porsche Chassis - Light design package

Light design package

The optional light design package is both practical and aesthetically appealing. It comprises dimmable LEDs in various parts of the interior.

Porsche Chassis - Porsche Entry & Drive

Porsche Entry & Drive

With the optional Porsche Entry & Drive, you can leave your car key in your pocket. As soon as you grab the door handle, or your hand nears the Porsche Crest on the front luggage compartment lid or...

Porsche Chassis - Seats


Sport seats

The Sport seats are comfortable and provide support even during performance driving. They come equipped with electric backrest adjustment and mechanical height and fore/aft adjustment.


Porsche Chassis - Climate control

Climate control

An optional alternative the standard air condition system, two-zone automatic climate control has separate temperature controls for the driver and passenger and offers a choice of three climate...

Porsche Chassis - Luggage compartments and storage solutions

Luggage compartments and storage solutions

A lot can be expected of a genuine sport car. The mid-engine concept of the 718 models impresses not only by delivering superbly agile driving dynamics, but also by affording two luggage compartments...

Porsche Chassis - Assistance systems

Assistance systems

Adaptive cruise control including Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Available as an option in conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this enhanced version of cruise control actively regulates the...

Porsche Chassis - Sound systems

Sound systems

Sound Package Plus

Sound Package Plus delivers excellent sound. It comprises six loudspeakers and a total output of 110 watts in the new 718 Boxster, and eight loudspeakers with 150 watts in the new...

Porsche Chassis - The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

The enhanced Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control unit for all infotainment applications and is standard equipment in all models. The PCM features a high-resolution touch...

Porsche Chassis - Connect


The optional Connect module makes the optimum connection between your smartphone and your Porsche. It offers Apple® CarPlayTM which allows you to use selected functions on your iPhone® through the...

Porsche Chassis - Connect Plus

Connect Plus

The Connect Plus module ensures maximum connectivity in your Porsche.

It features an built-in LTE module with a SIM card slot for an excellent wireless Internet access point which gives you in-car...

Porsche Chassis - Services


With the Connect Plus module, you have access to a range of helpful Porsche Connect services. For example, real-time traffic information which provides you excellent visual aid so you can be sure...

Porsche Chassis - Connect Apps

Connect Apps

In addition to its range of smart services, Porsche Connect offers two smartphone apps. The first, Porsche Car Connect, lets you use your smartphone or Apple Watch® to retrieve vehicle data and...

Porsche Chassis - Porsche Exclusive

Porsche Exclusive

Our wealth of experience goes back a long way. Since the very beginning, we at Porsche have been dedicated to realising customer wishes as part of our special request service. Known until 1986 as the...

Porsche Chassis - Porsche Tequipment

Porsche Tequipment

With the Porsche Tequipment range of accessories developed specifically for the 718 models, you can style your 718 entirely to your own preference. From the start, the same rules that apply to our...