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Porsche 718 Style Edition 2023: four-cylinder Boxster and Cayman get dressed up


The new Ruby Star Neo colour the Style Edition wears pays tribute to Porsche’s iconic 964 911 Carrera RS 

Porsche claims to be catering to “customers who attach particular importance to a striking design for their vehicle” with the recently unveiled 718 Cayman and Boxster Style Edition models. 

The German brand’s local arm has confirmed that the Style Edition will be landing in Australian showrooms in the second half of next year with pricing starting at $125,800 (before on-road costs) for the Cayman, and $128,600 for the Boxster. 

At this price point, the 718 Style Edition will likely face rivals in the form of the BMW M2, Toyota Supra, and the recently launched Nissan Z.

2023 Porsche 718 Style Edition rear 3/4
Rubystar Red Neo isn’t the only colour option for the Style Edition

What’s new for the 718 Style Edition models?

The biggest change comes in the form of the Ruby Star Neo colour that’s exclusive to the 718 Style Edition. Porsche claims that this colour pays tribute to the iconic 964 911 Carrera RS that wore a hue called Ruby Star. 

Like all Porsche models, buyers aren’t limited to just one colour, but even if they opt for another finish, Porsche claims that the Style Edition vehicles will still be easily distinguishable.

As standard, both variants of the 718 Style Edition get a contrast package in either black or white. This covers the stripe on the front of the car, the lettering down the side, and the 20-inch wheels. 

2023 Porsche 718 Style Edition close up
Contrast lettering and wheels sets these 718s apart from the rest

On the inside, the Style Edition wears black leather upholstery with contrast crayon stitching. 

So is the 718 Style Edition targeted at enthusiasts? 

In a way, yes, because this package is only available on the entry-level Cayman and Boxster models that come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. Those not a fan of rowing their own gears can always opt for the seven-speed dual-clutch ‘PDK’ option.

This entry-level 718 is powered by a 2.0-litre boxer engine mounted behind the two seats. This turbocharged four-cylinder engine is good for 220kW of power and 380Nm of torque. 

2023 Porsche 718 Style Edition rear
The Style Edition is based on the entry-level Cayman and Boxster models

In terms of performance, both the 718 Boxster and Cayman are able to hit 100km/h in just 5.1 seconds with the manual transmission, but this drops to 4.9-seconds with the PDK.

Standard kit in the 718 Style Edition includes sports seats with 14-way adjustability, and lane-change assist, but those looking for adaptive cruise control will have to fork out an extra $2,320. 

Porsche 718 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Cayman manual: $122,800
  • Boxster manual: $125,600
  • Cayman Style Edition: $125,800
  • Cayman PDK: $127,380
  • Boxster Style Edition: $128,600
  • Boxster PDK: $130,180
  • Cayman S manual: $150,800
  • Boxster S manual: $153,600
  • Cayman S PDK: $155,380
  • Boxster S PDK: $158,180
  • Cayman GTS manual: $187,00
  • Boxster GTS manual: $189,700
  • Cayman GTS PDK: $192,390
  • Boxster GTS PDK: $195,090
  • Spyder manual: $214,900
  • Spyder PDK: $219,480
  • Cayman GT4 manual: $224,800
  • Cayman GT4 PDK: $229,380
  • Cayman GT4 RS PDK: $312,700