Marvellous motors: Porsche 718 Cayman T and Boxster T.
Nonsense. What in the world do you mean by less means more?
Strip away certain amenities from a vehicle and you get a car that can go zero-to-62-kph in 5.1 seconds with the stick and 4.7 seconds with the automatic. The lighter the car, the better the power-to-weight ratio.
Fast cars are cool. Did they take anything important away?
Of course not, but the interiors are mostly tech-savvy. In fact, there’s a turbocharged, 2.0-litre flat-four engine directly behind the passenger compartment. Still comfortable to drive in though.
Now that sounds like a swanky engine, tell us those details.
Well, the engine is made to deliver 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque so the Porsche can reach a top speed of 171 kph. That’s fast.
Alright, alright, you’ve convinced us. What’s the damage to our wallets?
Take your pick! There are two models available. Pricing starts at $71,000 (AED260,800) for the 718 Cayman T and $73,500 (AED269,983) for the 718 Boxster T. See how there’s no “million” next to the price of these supercars? It makes a difference.
Yup, we can get on board with that. Think they suit the streets of Dubai?
The models definitely drive well around windy roads, so driving down the straight-forward Sheikh Zayed Road won’t show off its full potential. But when you think about those curvy roads in Downtown Dubai, and countless roundabouts in Barsha Heights – yeah, they will shine in the city.
We do like speed, and we also like saying we have a Porsche without spending millions. Turns out less is certainly more.