Porsche welcomes the Cayman to the 718 family
Mechanically identical to the 718 Boxster, the 718 Cayman receives the new 296bhp two-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine (or the 345bhp 2.5-litre unit for the Cayman S) – that’s 25bhp (and a wedge of torque) more than the naturally aspirated straight-sixes they replace. Visually, a host of subtle styling tweaks including a broader front bumper and a new rear-light arrangement identify the 718; beneath the surface, meanwhile, modifications to the out-going car include improved brakes, firmer suspension and wider tyres. For the first time, the coupé is priced below the convertible – £39,878 for the standard 718 Cayman and £48,834 for the S model plays £41,739 and £50,695, respectively. As you might have guessed, early indications suggest the four-cylinder engine’s aural characteristics leave a little to be desired. Looking at the whole package, however, it’s hard to find a worthy alternative.