Porsche 718 Cayman, 718 Boxter race cars launched in India

The two new cars take the German luxury sports carmakers tally to six models in India

Samar Srivastava
Published: Feb 15, 2017 04:54:43 PM IST
Updated: Feb 15, 2017 07:22:38 PM IST

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(Left) Deesch Papke, CEO of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE

Not wanting to cede any ground to competitors, Porsche India has launched two new cars for the Indian market – the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxter. Both are mid-engine race cars that come in a coupe and roadster design.

The two cars were unveiled at an exclusive event held in New Delhi, the company said in a release. The two cars were driven around a custom-built racetrack to show guests the performance capabilities of both cars. Both models produce 300 hp with 2 litre of displacement. The Cayman will now be the company’s entry-level model in India.
“The new 718 Cayman and Boxster are great examples of Porsche’s ability to produce segment leading, mid-engine sports cars. Both models offer customers an option of a sporty coupé or cabriolet and have an abundance of performance features that ensure driving pleasure.” said Deesch Papke, CEO of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE.
Porsche India, which is present as a division of Volkswagen in India also sells the iconic 911, Macan, Cayenne and Panamera range of vehicles in the Indian market. It has recently expanded its presence to six cities in India – Gurugram, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi and Kolkata.

The 718 Boxter is priced at Rs 85, 53,000 while the 718 Cayman is at Rs 81, 63,000.

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