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It's now available for order and on Porsche USA's website.

 

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First look at the 2020 marketing strategy for the U.S. 982 line.
 

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With the exception of the exterior and interior special trim pieces (wheels, steering wheel, fabric pulls, etc.), is the only difference between a Cayman with Sport Exhaust,
Sport Chrono, PTV, PASM
and a Cayman T the short shifter and 10mm lower PASM?
 

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With the exception of the exterior and interior special trim pieces (wheels, steering wheel, fabric pulls, etc.), is the only difference between a Cayman with Sport Exhaust,
Sport Chrono, PTV, PASM
and a Cayman T the short shifter and 10mm lower PASM?
I'm interested in this also. I think I got pretty close with my build. One thing about the T also, the PCM is an option.
 

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As mentioned above, the T gets you PASM Sport (20mm), PTV, Sport Chrono as well as Carrera S wheels in dark grey which match the exterior badging, side decals and side mirror caps.

It’s essentially the GTS with a 2.0 and minus the Sport Design package.

As for PCM (Navigation), the climate and radio head unit are removed but these can be added back in at no cost.

I had a T for the weekend and enjoyed it.

Hope on the UK configurator if you like to get a view of what options are offered. Paint and wheels are limited and you don’t have the option to deviate from the 718 T Sport Tex interior aside from the accent colour. You can however opt up to Leather Interior with the above mentioned which gives you the leather dash, doors, console with deviating stitching to match the accent colour of the T interior package. Did that all make sense? 🙄😉

Hope this helps.

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just joined. first post. Don't think this will be a hit in the US like the 991.2 T. Reason steep 718 depreciation. You can get a 2017 -- 718 S cpo for around $60k right now.
 

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just joined. first post. Don't think this will be a hit in the US like the 991.2 T. Reason steep 718 depreciation. You can get a 2017 -- 718 S cpo for around $60k right now.
Right now the 2020 Cayman/Boxster T may be the only choice besides GT4/Spyder. If so that's the way for Porsche to avoid giving awesome cars away for peanuts.
 

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just joined. first post. Don't think this will be a hit in the US like the 991.2 T. Reason steep 718 depreciation. You can get a 2017 -- 718 S cpo for around $60k right now.
That's not too bad for a 2.5 year old car. That would be about 25% off the new one. Isn't the average about 20% for the first year alone?
 

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Interesting development considering the consensus for months was that the T wasn't going to make it to the U.S. at all.

If we're getting the rumored 'Touring' model with the NA flat-6, that basically means Porsche will either be offering or has offered seven 718 trim levels - and 12 total models - in four model years:
  • base
  • S
  • GTS
  • T
  • Touring
  • Spyder (convertible only)
  • GT4 (hardtop only)
IMHO, that's too many ... then again, Porsche may be actively sowing the seeds of exclusivity with this strategy, i.e., no one model is present in droves over another. Such a strategy would explain the lack of base/S availability both in the past year or so and into the future. Hmmm ....
 

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just joined. first post. Don't think this will be a hit in the US like the 991.2 T. Reason steep 718 depreciation. You can get a 2017 -- 718 S cpo for around $60k right now.
True, but I was unable to locate a CPO BS in the color I wanted with PTV, SPASM, PSE, and Sport Chrono (plus some of the other goodies I desired). PTV seems to be the most elusive BS option (no pun intended).
 

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If I’m not mistaken, the T also has thinner glass to save weight. Would also make it louder inside. 🤔
 

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Interesting development considering the consensus for months was that the T wasn't going to make it to the U.S. at all.

If we're getting the rumored 'Touring' model with the NA flat-6, that basically means Porsche will either be offering or has offered seven 718 trim levels - and 12 total models - in four model years:
  • base
  • S
  • GTS
  • T
  • Touring
  • Spyder (convertible only)
  • GT4 (hardtop only)
IMHO, that's too many ... then again, Porsche may be actively sowing the seeds of exclusivity with this strategy, i.e., no one model is present in droves over another. Such a strategy would explain the lack of base/S availability both in the past year or so and into the future. Hmmm ....
But there is data to back this in the Porsche DNA.

There were 24 versions of the last iteration of the 911 on sale from the factory last year.

 

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There is always this talk about ‘bringing back the NA F6.’



Why do car enthusiasts think turbo engines have become increasingly popular across so many car brands, particularly German sport car manufacturers that tend to dominate our interests?



Do we think Porsche, BMW, etc do not hear what the enthusiasts are saying? That they are not capable of making NA F6 engines that outperform the turbo engines? That they do not know the NA F6 engines sound sublime?



Of course not. It is a sign of the times . . . of rules and regulations set forth to preserve the world’s resources and environment. Sorry folks, the petrol engine days are coming to an end.



The reason likes of the GT4 remain NA F6 is because they are of limited production, while anything produced in large number like the 718 base, S and GTS models are never going to sniff a NA F6 again. Why? Porsche is not immune to the likes of Corporate Average Fuel Economy laws . . . that will increasingly dictate ‘what is under the hood.’



So, I am not sure how much appeal there is for a 718T in the U.S. market, but nothing Porsche releases in any kind of ‘numbers’ to the masses is ever going to come with a NA F6 again. Not because Porsche is intentionally depriving car enthusiasts of what they ‘want,’ rather, because this is what the times we live in demand.



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I'm surprised at the discussion where PCM is optional in the US. I thought rear camera was a requirement on all new cars since 2017 in the US. I do not think Porsche offers a way to get a backup camera without the head unit.
 

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I'm surprised at the discussion where PCM is optional in the US. I thought rear camera was a requirement on all new cars since 2017 in the US. I do not think Porsche offers a way to get a backup camera without the head unit.
Very good point. There will have to be an alternative.
 
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