Porsche 718 Cayman‘s flat-4 is an engineering marvel. To some, 718 Cayman is the poor man’s 911. It is an entry-level sports car that gives you an amazing experience of a Porsche. It’s so worthy, it could take on a 911 with a good driver behind the wheel. Enthusiasts weren’t happy about the ‘softened‘ exhaust, the 981’s flat-six is still ringing in their ears.
The 718 Cayman brings a buyer closer to Porsche, but underestimating it for being any less capable than the other Caymans in the range is a mistake. The fact that it’s the best handling sports car ever, as the 718 Cayman and Boxster share the same underpinnings. The fitting of a new 4-cylinder, boxer engine resulted in better efficiency as well. The base Cayman and Cayman T boast a 2.0L, turbocharged flat-four, producing 300hp. Whichever gearbox you opt for, you’re in for a sheer experience. Also, there’s the Cayman S that comes with a 2.5L turbocharged, flat-four offering hp.
The 718 Cayman is an icon in itself. Porsche’s mid-engined icon. It’s been close to 20 years since the Cayman has been around, and the smoked-out tail lights give it a sleek look from the rear. There isn’t much of an apparent difference between the Cayman and Cayman S, but the Cayman T gets some additional graphics and a different set of wheels, and twin exhausts from the Cayman S.
Engine & Performance
Adding a turbocharger was intended to boost torque significantly. The 2.0L engine makes 380 Nm of torque, making it torque-rich, compared to the previous flat-six engine on the 981 Cayman. The 2.5L flat-four makes 418 Nm of torque, and this result is better acceleration. The flat-four also sounds different from all other turbo engines. The 2.5L boxer engine powered 718 Cayman S is said to have lapped the Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 42 seconds. The top speed is 170 mph and the 0-60 mph time is 4.9 seconds.
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