14 Apr 2019 AT 03:30 PM

Marvellous motors: Porsche 718 Cayman T and Boxster T.

If you want to turn heads and attract attention (without breaking the bank) these Porsche models could be exactly what you're looking for...
14 Apr 2019 AT 03:30 PM
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.