Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T

The 718 Boxster and Cayman represent the most affordable way for enthusiasts to get into a new Porsche.

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Where once buyers would have had to spend a chunk of change on options to get a truly driver-focused car, now they can opt for Porsche's excellent T trim level.

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The T trim level cherry-picks the best options for drivers and eliminates a lot of unnecessary weight while keeping things affordable by basing it on the standard car, rather than the S trim.

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The T trim gives drivers standard PASM, Sport Chrono and an excellent six-speed manual gearbox with a mechanical locking diff and Porsche Torque Vectoring.

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Hard-core buyers can choose to delete the stereo, and other creature comforts, though with only the 718's flat-four to listen to, we'd leave the radio in place.

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The T trim is identifiable primarily by a few minor decals and gray mirror caps.

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T buyers will have to satisfy themselves with the 300-horsepower output of the base 718 engine, rather than the 350 horsepower you get in the S.

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Porsche sports car nerds will be especially enamored with the classic fabric strap door pulls as found on many of Porsche's best GT cars.

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