A smaller steering wheel, some reshaped air vents, new leather colours and treatments and a new infotainment system are the sum total of the changes to report here.
In the main, Porsche has left well enough alone in the cabin, and it can’t be faulted for that, because the car’s interior is comfortable, pleasant and well constructed and, now, can be well provided for gadget connectivity and multimedia systems, if you’re prepared to splash out a bit on options.
Not content with making the steering gear quicker, Porsche has also cut the diameter of the standard steering wheel to 375mm, or further still to 360mm if you plump for our test car’s GT Sport steering wheel (£186), which looks and feels superbly purposeful.
There isn’t a single button, dial or knob anywhere on it – and if you like your steering wheels mainly to steer with, as we do, you’ll wholeheartedly approve of it.
The 718’s seats are comfortable, wide and backside-securingly cosy, positioning the driver in a perfect location in front of the controls.
If you don’t habitually heel-and-toe on your downshifts, there’s a chance you’ll find the relative proximity of the brake and accelerator pedals occasionally troubling but, frankly, we’re glad Porsche configures its manual cars for those who do.