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Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman updated for 2019

By Tony O'Kane, 10 Sep 2018 Car News

Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman updated for 2019

Porsche piles on more equipment – including a rortier exhaust – on its entry-level sports cars, while leaving pricing unchanged.

Porsche Australia has improved the value-for-money quotient of its Cayman and Boxster range, decking-out its entry-level convertible and coupe with more equipment as standard.

A reversing camera is now standard-issue across the line-up, from base 220kW Cayman and Boxster through to the 257kW mid-grade Boxster and Cayman S and the 269kW performance flagship GTS. Useful, but of more interest to rev-heads will be the news that the previously optional Sports Exhaust also becomes standard for both the base and S variants of Porsche’s mid-engined sports cars.

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The Sports Exhaust brings a switchable set of flaps that restrict engine noise to civilised levels when closed, or crank up the decibels when opened. They can be manually switched via a button on the centre console, or automatically whenever the engine speed rises above 3500rpm.

The Boxster S’ previously standard 19-inch alloys also become the default wheel for base model Boxsters and Caymans – which have been shod with 18-inch wheels up until now - while the S variants of both cars step up to 20-inch wheels pinched from the 911 Carrera S.

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Changes apply to cars ordered from September 6, with the first updated versions slated to arrive in Australia from November. Crucially, none of the additions result in a price increase  across the full 718 Boxster and Cayman range..

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  • Porsche Cayman manual - $114,900
  • Porsche Cayman PDK - $117,132
  • Porsche Cayman S manual - $145,100
  • Porsche Cayman S PDK - $150,090
  • Porsche Cayman GTS manual - $172,700
  • Porsche Cayman GTS PDK - $178,680
  • Porsche Boxster manual - $117,700
  • Porsche Boxster PDK - $119,932
  • Porsche Boxster S manual - $147,900
  • Porsche Boxster S PDK - $152,890
  • Porsche Boxster GTS manual - $175,500
  • Porsche Boxster GTS PDK - $181,480