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The 2018 718 Cayman models are well equipped with a completely new generation of turbo-charged, flat-four cylinder engines. Considering only the power output, you can call it power abundant. The new engines are better than the previous 6-cylinder engines in terms of both output and fuel economy. It has outstanding handling capabilities and exceptional build quality. The brakes are powerful and the steering is quicker and sharper.

The only limitation encountered in 2018 Porsche Cayman is that of sound. You might miss the audible thrill and exciting sound that you expect from a sports car. The 2018 Porsche Cayman is a 2-seat coupe and is available in two trim levels, Cayman and Cayman S.

Cayman: features a turbocharged 2.0-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine that can provide 300 hp and 280 pound-feet of torque. 18-inch wheels. Porsche Cayman price is $56,350.

718 Cayman model
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Cayman S: has a more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine that is capable of providing 350 hp and 309 pound-feet of torque. 19-inch wheels. The price of Porsche Cayman S is $68,750. Now, the GTS trim level is also available at a price around $80,700.

Driving and Performance:

Due to its mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout, only a few cars can match the balance and athleticism of 718 Porsche Cayman. It is a fun, engaging and responsive sports car. Both the braking as well as handling are amazing.  The engine is capable of providing a good shove from any rpm. The Cayman S can reach 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

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A dual-clutch automatic is offered as an option. General fuel economy estimates are 21 mpg in the city,28 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in the combined driving with the manual. The PDK enhances these estimates. Though the steering has lacking feedback at the limits of adhesion the quickness matches the standard of a sports car. Porsche covers the latest 718 Cayman with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

Interior:


Entering in the Porsche Cayman might be a bit tedious, with some stooping and sliding. But, once you get inside you are sure going to appreciate the seat and visibility this vehicle offers. The cockpit is cozy but not confining. It is a two-seat car and you can add some additional upgrades like heated seats, 18-way power adjustments, and leather seats with Alcantara trimmings to increase your comfort level. The Porsche Cayman possesses first class interiors. The cockpit is driver-focused and has handsome styling. Materials quality inside the 718 Cayman is impeccable. The color of the seat space is also customizable. The cargo space is also decent, 9.7 cubic-foot at the rear trunk and an additional 5.2 cubic feet of storage in the front of the car. Though, the users of Porsche claim it to have a high-tech and user-friendly infotainment system but, as a matter of fact, it is outdated. It comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, satellite radio, and HD radio.

Exterior:

Being a Porsche, the exterior of the Cayman is bound to be stunning and give the vibes. It has exceptional build quality. The color availability of all the three trim levels is classy. The Porsche Cayman is very a pretty hardtop coupe. The vehicle has a fuel tank capacity of 54 L and its curb weight is around 1,410 kg. The dimensions of Porsche Cayman are 4,379 mm(L) , 1,801 mm(W) and 1,295 mm(H).

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Safety:

Some of the prominent safety features in the 718 Cayman are:

Porsche Active Safe: detects stopped vehicles ahead, alerts the driver and even brakes if necessary.
Lane Change Assist: monitors the car’s blind spot and signals the drivers through a series of lights at the base of the front roof pillars.

Porsche Car Connect: uses your smartphone connection to automatically alert emergency services in the event of an accident. The Cayman has not been subjected to third-party crash tests.

Final Verdict:


Performance and interior refinement are the qualities that define a Porsche. The Cayman is a genuine Porsche, in terms of both performances as well as interior. The only problem with the Cayman is that turbo-four doesn’t sound as good as the flat-six. As a result, you might miss the thrill, if you are looking for it. But, apart from this, all the three trim-levels of the Porsche Cayman are great.

 

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