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  Porsche 718 Cayman S
2016 - date
Porsche 718 Cayman S
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Porsche 718 Cayman S Porsche 718 Cayman S Porsche 718 Cayman S Porsche 718 Cayman S

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 7 Speed Dual Clutch
6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Turbo Flat 4
Capacity
152 in3 
Max Power
345 bhp @6500rpm 
Max Torque
310 lb/ft @1900rpm 
Power to Weight
253 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
227 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 138 bhp/litre 
Compression 9.5:1 
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
39 mpg 
Emissions 167 g/Km Co2 
Performance
Top Speed
177 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
4.0 sec 
0 - 100 mph
9.2 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd 0.31 
Dimensions
Length
172.4 in 
Width
70.9 in 
Height
51.0 in 
Weight
3053 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
14.1 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £52000
Used Price £45000 - £60000
 
Profile

Rather than continuing with the Cayman and Boxster as separate model lines of what is essentially the same car, both are now known as the 718 - in either coupe or roadster format.

The 718 is no exception to Porsche's company wide adoption of turbo charged engines, with a 2.5 litre flat 4 replacing the previous flat 6 in the Cayman S. This doesn't seem to have dented the performance, with a 177mph max and acceleration on a par with the crticically acclaimed GT4.

Styling is familiar to the 987 despite almost all the body panels being replaced, the only obvious visual clues being the additional cooling ducts for the turbo. The interior receives a neater touchscreen system, but even basics like satnav are pricey optional extras.

It may have lost two cylinders, but the 718 Cayman remains a class leading sports car, particularly with the superfast (and environmentally friendlier) PDK gearbox option.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
80% 81% 12% 7
Ranks 10 of 761 Ranks 63 of 761 Ranks 92 of 761 Ranks 243 of 761

Rivals
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BMW M2

(2016 - date)


Audi TT RS (Mk II)

(2016 - date)

Variants
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Lineage
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Cayman S (987)

(2005 - 2012)
  

718 Cayman S

(2016 - date)

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