The new Ruby Star Neo colour the Style Edition wears pays tribute to Porsche’s iconic 964 911 Carrera RS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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