Porsche has revealed the latest incarnation of its popular Cayman sports car – the Cayman 718.
The biggest change seen in the 718 is the utilisation of a turbocharged flat-four boxer engine, which produces 300bhp and 380Nm of torque. A benefit of downsizing, the engine also returns a claimed economy figure of between 34.9 and 40.9mpg.
It’s the first time that a turbocharged engine has featured in a Cayman, but Porsche are claiming that it still returns all of the driving experiences usually associated with a naturally-aspirated engine.
The new Cayman has also been drastically re-designed mechanically when compared to the previous model. It now features firmer shock absorbers and rear wheels which are half an inch wider, improving mechanical grip and allowing the Cayman to corner even more impressively than the outgoing model.
Bi-Xenon headlights have been fitted at the front of the car, providing excellent illumination even the darkest conditions. At the rear, the taillights have been completely redesigned, and the Porsche badge has been integrated into a high-gloss strip that runs across the back of the car.
A new sports steering wheel that takes design cues from the 918 Spyder hypercar is now included, as well as full Bluetooth connectivity and a 190-watt sound system.
The 718 Cayman retails at £39,878, rising to £48,834 for the more powerful Cayman S. All new customers will also be treated to explore the dynamics of their car through a visit to the expanded Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
April 29, 2016