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2023 Porsche 718

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2023 Cayman Base 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe
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Price:   -  From $63,400
2023 Boxster Base 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $65,500
2023 Cayman T 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $72,500
2023 Boxster T 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $74,600
2023 Cayman S 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $75,400
2023 Boxster S 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $77,500
2023 Cayman GTS 4.0 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $90,300
2023 Boxster GTS 4.0 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $92,400
2023 Spyder Base 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Convertible Price:   -  From $103,400
2023 Cayman GT4 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $106,500
2023 Cayman GT4 RS 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $149,100


What's New

The 2023 Porsche 718 Cayman officially carries into the new year unchanged, however, there are reports of a high-performance RS variant of the high-styled Spyder model in store for buyers.

Choosing Your Porsche 718

The 2022 Porsche 718 is available in seven trims that bring different levels of performance and style, ranging from the Base, to the T, S, GTS 4.0, GT4, and GT4 RS.

The Cayman is the coupe variant and is available in all trims except for Spyder trim, which is available in the Boxster’s soft-top body only. Currently, the top performance models, the GT4 and GT4 RS are available in Cayman form only.

Base prices range from $64,850 (or $66,950 for the Boxster) to $150,550.

Engine Choices

The Cayman and the Boxster largely share powertrains among their trims while the GT4 RS packs a literal racing engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that’s been re-geared from the standard $3,210 version which can be fitted to the other models in place of their standard six-speed manual transmission. All variants are rear-wheel drive.

Model and TrimEngine TypeHorsepower / TorqueTransmissionEPA-estimated Combined Fuel Economy MPG
Cayman/ Boxster Base2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged300 hp / 280 lb-ft6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT24 (7AT)22 (6MT)
Cayman/ Boxster T2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged300 hp / 280 lb-ft6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT23 (7AT)22 (6MT)
Cayman/ Boxster S2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged350 hp / 309 lb-ft6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT22 (7AT)21 (6MT)
Cayman/ Boxster GTS 4.0/ Boxster 25 Years4.0-liter six-cylinder, naturally-aspirated394 hp / 309 lb-ft6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT22 (7AT)19 (6MT)
Boxster Spyder, Cayman GT44.0-liter six-cylinder, naturally-aspirated414 hp / 309 lb-ft6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT20 (7AT)19 (6MT)
Cayman GT4 RS4.0-liter six-cylinder, naturally-aspirated493 hp / 331 lb-ft7-speed DCTTBD

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The 2023 Porsche 718 stretches to 172.4 inches which is shorter than the Corvette and about the same length as the Jaguar F-Type and the Toyota Supra. Like those models, the 718 is strictly a two-seater and its shape doesn’t preclude a large cargo volume, which makes the Cayman relatively roomy with a 5.2-cubic foot front trunk and a 9.7-cubic foot rear trunk. The Boxster’s folding top reduces the rear trunk space to 4.4 cubic feet.

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Safety Features

The 2023 Porsche 718 models are light on active safety features. Front and rear parking sensors are standard and blind-spot detection is available for $700. The 718 has not been tested by IIHS or NHTSA.


A seven-inch touchscreen is standard and is compatible with Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM, HD Radio, and Bluetooth. A Bose 10-speaker 505-watt sound system is optional for $990 and a Burmester system is available (except for the GT4 models) for $4,690 which includes more speakers, more power, and promises greater clarity. Navigation with Wi-Fi requires another $2,320.

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2023 Porsche 718 Base - MSRP From $64,850

The base trim is equipped with LED running lights, dynamic bi-xenon headlights, and LED taillights, 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors with auto-dimming, and an automatically deploying rear wing. Inside, the heated seats are partially covered in leather, the steering wheel tilts, telescopes, and is wrapped in leather, and the driver receives a high-definition 4.6-inch driver information display.

The Boxster starts at $66,950 and is equipped similarly but of course, includes a soft top that is fitted with a power-folding mechanism with enough power to raise or lower at speeds up to 31 miles per hour.

The Premium Package ($4,140) bundles desirable features such as LED headlights with automatic high beams, power-folding mirrors, proximity entry, the Bose sound system, ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, and ambient interior lighting. These items are also available individually.

Other noteworthy options include a $1,3200 torque-vectoring rear differential, adaptive dampers ($1,790) which also bring a lower ride height, and the Sport Chrono Package ($2,090) which brings active driveline mounts, launch control, and additional steering wheel controls. In the name of styling and luxury, the exterior design package with revised bumpers and additional painted surfaces for $3,050, leather seats ($2,520), 18-way power sport seats ($3,830), contrast stitching throughout the interior ($3,230), and custom exterior paint ($11,430) are available to order.

2023 Porsche 718 T - MSRP From $73,950

The 718 T models are a tribute to the 1968 911 T that placed an emphasis on upgrading the driving experience and less so on additional creature comforts. Twenty-inch wheels wrapped in performance summer tires, a lowered sport suspension, a centrally-located sport exhaust, sport plus seats, door pull straps, a sport steering wheel, and additional chassis mode controls are standard. The Boxster T starts at $76,510.

The optional Premium Package is now $3,600, lightweight carbon-fiber seats are available for $5,900 and can be fitted with a 3D-printed insert for $3,380, and the steering wheel is wrapped in a high-grip microfiber material for $890.

2023 Porsche 718 S - MSRP From $76,850

The S trim adds luxury back into the lineup and is fitted with a more powerful engine, a sport exhaust system with brushed stainless steel outlets and upgraded brakes. Feature-wise, it is similar to that of the Base trim. The Boxster S is priced from $78,950.

2023 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0 - MSRP From $92,270

The GTS is another Porsche-purist variation as it returns to the naturally-aspirated six-cylinder engine, features a sport suspension, 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes with red calipers, a sport exhaust, a unique front fascia, and a steering wheel and sport seats that are wrapped in microfiber. It also includes the features of the Sport Chrono package and a torque-vectoring rear differential. The Boxster GTS starts at $94,370.

2023 Porsche 718 GT4 - MSRP From $104,850

The GT4 continues to increase the performance spectrum of the 718 with plenty of aerodynamic enhancements such as a unique front fascia with greater openings for improved cooling, an extended front lip, specific performance-enhancing underbody surfacing, a rear diffuser and a fixed rear wing.

It also receives chassis enhancements through added structural reinforcements, 20-inch wheels with high-performance Porsche-specific tires, a lightened and more rigid suspension, and high-performance brakes with the option of carbon-ceramic rotors for $8,000.

The GT4 can be equipped with many of the premium features (to build to its upgraded interior with Alcantara) that are offered on the more pedestrian trims.

2023 Porsche 718 Spyder - MSRP From $108,060

The Spyder is nearly aligned with the GT4 in terms of performance. Its unique rear deck accommodates a lightweight soft-top that is designed to handle a 186-mph top speed while an automatically-deploying rear spoiler helps to increase downforce.

2023 Porsche 718 GT4 RS - MSRP From $150,550

The GT4 RS is intended for frequent race-track use. Beyond its powertrain upgrade, its chassis is wider and stronger than the standard model, and its aerodynamic designs

The Weissach Package is offered only on this trim and adds a carbon fiber front trunk lid, air intake garnishes, mirrors, rear spoiler, as well as interior carbon fiber to the front, and special embroidery for $13,250. Once the Weissach Package has been selected, lightweight wheels are available for $15,640. A front-axle lift system is also offered for $3,04 and raises the front end by 1.1 inches.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L H-4 / 300 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 25 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L H-4 / 300 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 25 / 22 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Strut
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
14.2 Gal. / 16.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
9.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
172.4 "
Exterior Width
70.9 "
Exterior Height
51.0 " / 50.6 "
Front Headroom
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,040 Lbs. / 3,104 Lbs.
Wheel Base
97 "
Turning Radius
18.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Forged Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Decal / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish / Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish / Dual Stainless Steel With Black Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Leather/leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way (2-way Power) / (10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way (2-way Power) / (10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Front Armrests
6-way (2-way Power) / (10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
8 / 10 Bose / 12 Burmester
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style / Power Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Change Assist (lca) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Porsche Dynamic Light System (pdls) Directionally Adaptive / Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (pdls Plus) Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Parkassist Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles

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