Porsche 718 T Owner’s Guide

The Porsche 718 T models got their test drives in Europe years before making their way to the U.S. in 2019. The T stands for “touring”, as in made to make long drives more comfortable and enjoyable. In the eyes of Porsche, that means making the Cayman and Boxster models a little sportier and making a few small adjustments to ensure the ride is even smoother.

Let’s take a look at some of the most important specs for driving a Porsche 718 T in Austin.

The Porsche 718 T Model Essentials

The Porsche 718 T model is a crowd-pleaser, right down to offering both hardtop and convertible models. The model is intentionally streamlined in its design. But it does come included with the Sport Chrono package so there’s no shortage of features. 


Porsche decided to pare down the T models partly in an effort to trim the weight. The result is a very impressive weight-to-power ratio. But that isn’t the only trick that makes the Porsche 718 T models fun to drive. Porsche engineers added various equipment like the dynamic gearbox mount to minimize vibration. Like the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster models, the T versions also have a throaty exhaust that provides nice rumble when it’s idle. 

The Porsche 718 T performance specs include: 

Porsche 718 T Pricing

For a little more than $66,000 you can have your own Porsche 718 T. That’s slightly more than the standard Cayman and Boxster models, but you’ll get a sportier finish.

Tech Features

T models are said to be “driver-focused” vehicles that are built around making the ride as smooth as possible. As such, the emphasis is put on drivability rather than being the most technologically advanced. That said, there are a few high-tech features that keep the Porsche 718 T model modern. 

The new Porsche 718 T is equipped with tech components like: 

Common Porsche 718 T Maintenance in Austin

All Porsche 718 models have similar maintenance requirements that begin at 7,500 miles. Standard maintenance consists of 12 measures that include:

A driver-focused sports car deserves a custom maintenance plan. Give German Auto Center a call to discuss options for creating a personalized Porsche 718 T maintenance schedule that factors in the local road conditions, the vehicle and your driving preferences.

Porsche 718 T Repair in Austin

The 718 T models are new to the states, so time will tell what kind of repairs may become common for Austin drivers. However, the 718 Boxster and 781 Cayman models do provide insight into things that may need to be addressed down the road. A few potential 718 T repairs include:

The standard Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster have been involved in a few recent recalls, but so far the T models released in 2019 haven’t been a part of them. 

At German Auto Center we specialize in Porsche 718 T service in Austin. Our techs have over 100 years of combined experience working on luxury sports cars built by the best automakers in the world. Give us a call or stop by our shop to schedule Porsche 718 T maintenance, repair or performance upgrades.

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