There has been a lot of talk about what features the Porsche 718 will end up receiving. Well, perhaps it is better to say that there has been discussion of the lack of features and options that there will be for the Porsche 718. I have done a little research to give us a better handle on what the actual situation is regarding features, options and standard equipment for the Porsche 718.
It appears that Porsche is fully embracing a "less-is-more" approach for the 718. This is in an effort save keep the price and the weight down. Newsday wrote this:
Now Newsday doesn't cite a source for this information, but it does seem to confirm what many of us here on the forum have been speculating.Porsche also plans to keep prices low by installing a non-power-folding soft top with a plastic rear window and by seriously de-contenting the standard equipment list (air conditioning, power seats and other amenities would be optional.)
On the folding roof in particular, it seems that the driver will be able to operate it will just one hand while still sitting in the driver's seat.
Porsche's reasons for doing all this make perfect sense. I do wonder how many people will end up adding in many of the options though. I don't know many people who want a car with no air conditioning for example. In doing so the price of the 718 will creep up, and not actually be much cheaper than some of its competitors that may come with more features standard in the first place.
Will you be adding options like air conditioning and power seats to your 718 when you get it, or will you fully embrace the less-is-more philosophy of the 718?