Porsche wants the world to see the 718 Cayman. This fourth-generation, four-cylinder, mid-engine sport coupé is striking and athletic, ready to take on whatever is thrown its way. Its name is taken from Porsche’s 718 sports racing cars from the ‘50s and ‘60s, with its new and more powerful turbocharged powertrain ready to achieve something special.
Boasting 295bhp, the 2-litre trim offers 280 lb-ft of torque, developed between 1,950 – 4,500 rpm – and it can achieve 40.9mpg. The more potent 718 Cayman S is powered by a 2.5-litre engine, with output of 345bhp and torque of 310 lb-ft, able to attain fuel efficiency of 34.9mpg.
The 718 Cayman - with PDK and Sport Chrono - takes just 4.7 seconds to reach 62mph from a standing start, up to its 170mph top speed – the 718 Cayman S is even quicker, scoring a 4.2 second 0 – 62mph time, up to its maximum 177mph.
Porsche prides itself on its supreme safety levels, with its vehicle line-up just as safe as it is sporty – and the 718 Cayman is no exception. Its fixed roof offers supreme rigidity and stiffness, plus it features numerous airbags and various advanced safety systems to offer optimal protection at all times.
With increased potency powering the sport coupé, an enhanced braking system has been fitted to compensate. At the front, find 330mm brake discs and at the rear, 299mm discs. The system previously used in the Cayman S is now on the 718 Cayman, and the 718 Cayman S now uses the 911 Carrera’s four-piston callipers paired with brake discs that are 6mm thicker than before.
Traction control, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and seatbelt pretensioners enhance the 718 Cayman’s safety, plus with firmer springs and anti-roll bars, and retuned dampers to match, more torque is used on the tarmac.
A sharper nose, striking side and front air intakes, plus a low side profile and wider front end give the Porsche 718 Cayman a distinctive, more muscular appearance.
New, ultra-slim front headlights sit above the air intakes to illuminate the road ahead, featuring Bi-Xenon elements and LED daytime running lights – they also house the parking lights and indicators. There’s even the option to upgrade to full LED headlights for superior lighting power.
The rear lights have been redesigned too, featuring three-dimensional technology and four ‘floating’ brake spots. Between the lights, find a high-gloss black accent strip, complete with integrated Porsche badge, emphasising the 718’s width. If you view the Porsche 718 Cayman from the side, the new sport coupé’s prominent wings and side sills can be admired.
The redesigned upper dash panel and 918-style steering wheel give the interior an even more refined look to match its classy, distinguished exterior.
As you would expect from a vehicle of this calibre, the Porsche 718 Cayman comes complete with numerous advanced technological features. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is included as standard, which includes mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and the 150-watt Sound Package Plus as part and parcel.
Enhance your 718 Cayman’s offering by adding the optional Connect module, which includes special smartphone extensions: USB port, Apple CarPlay and Porsche Car Connect. Make the most of this by downloading the Porsche Connect and Porsche Car Connect apps to your smartphone.
The navigation module is also available, featuring voice control for easy input of driving destinations. Add Connect Plus for the inclusion of real-time traffic information.
To add another dimension to your driving experience in the Porsche 718 Cayman, add Sport Chrono and Porsche Torque Vectoring. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) drops the 718’s ride height by 10mm (20mm on the S).
|Vehicle Length||4,379 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1,801 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1,295 mm|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||1,335kg|
|Engine / Cylinders||2.0 litre / 4|
|Max Torque||380nm @ 1950-4500rpm|
|Max Power||300hp @ 6500 rpm|
|Top Speed||170 mph|
|Acceleration 0-62 mph||4.9 seconds|
|Urban Cycle||28.5 mpg|