Porsche Australia has surprised and delighted buyers by announcing huge price cuts for the 718 sports-car range, covering both the Cayman coupe and Boxster convertible.
The entry-level variants of the Cayman and Boxster have had their pricing reduced by $2900, to $113,100 and $115,900 plus on-road costs respectively.
While that is a significant change, more so is the $10,700 decrease the Cayman and Boxster’s S versions have been dealt, with their prices dropping to $135,500 and $138,300 respectively.
Meanwhile, the recently introduced GTS 4.0 variants of the Cayman and Boxster have been given $400 pricing cuts, to $172,000 and $174,800 respectively, thanks to the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold being raised by $1215 at the start of the new financial year.
The same is also true of the Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder flagships, which now charge $206,600 and $196,800 respectively. It’s worth noting they cost $12,200 more than they do now upon their reveal in June last year, but their pricing was revised ahead of first deliveries arriving in February.
And the good news gets even better for buyers, with blind-spot monitoring and keyless entry and start now standard across the range (excluding Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder).
For reference, the unnamed entry-level versions are powered by a 220kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, while S variants have a 257kW/420Nm 2.5-litre unit.
The rest of the mid-mounted 718 line-up uses a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat six-cylinder engine, which produces either 294kW/420Nm (GTS 4.0) or 309kW/420Nm (Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder).
The Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 rivals are fitted with a six-speed manual as standard, while a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is a $2442.50 and $5090 option for the unnamed entry-level and S versions respectively.
2020 Porsche 718 pricing before on-road costs
|Cayman S||manual||$135,500 (-$10,700)|
|Cayman GTS 4.0||manual||$172,000 (-$400)|
|Cayman GT4||manual||$206,600 (-$400)|
|Boxster S||manual||$138,300 (-$10,700)|
|Boxster GTS 4.0||manual||$174,800 (-$400)|
|Boxster Spyder||manual||$196,800 (-$400)|