The fourth, redeveloped generation of the mid-engine sport coupé is extending the new model series just a few weeks after the debut of the new 718 Boxster.
The new 718 Cayman has been developed to use the new four-cylinder flat engines with turbocharging – the same as in the new 718 Boxster. As a result, coupé and roadster have an identical engine output for the first time.
The entry-level version starts with 300 hp from two litres of displacement. The S model delivers 350 hp with a displacement of 2.5 litres. This represents 25 hp more power compared to the predecessor models.
The new torque levels of the new engines in the718 Cayman promises driving fun and agility even at low revs. The two-litre engine of the 718 Cayman achieves a torque of up to 380 Nm (plus 90 Nm), which is available between 1,950 rpm and 4,500 rpm.
In terms of their driving dynamics, the new 718 Cayman models follow in the tracks of the classic 718 cars - thanks to their outstanding agility.
Lateral rigidity and wheel tracking have been improved in the completely retuned chassis of the 718 Cayman; springs and stabilisers have been designed to be firmer and the tuning of the shock absorbers has been revised. The steering, which has been configured to be ten per cent more direct, enhances agility and driving fun. The rear wheels, which are one-half of an inch wider, in combination with the redeveloped tyres result in an increased lateral force potential and hence in greater cornering stability.
Driving dynamics options such as the Sport Chrono Package and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) allow the sporty character of the 718 Cayman to be further customised. Another available option is PASM with a ten-millimetre lowering of the ride height and additionally in the S model PASM sport suspension with a 20-millimetre lowering of the ride height for the first time.
The new 718 Cayman has been further developed as comprehensively in its design as in its technology. The taut proportions, prominent air intakes at the front and sides and low side profile underscore the boost in dynamics. The nose has a much sharper profile, which gives the front end a wider and more masculine appearance. The ultra-slim front lights above the air intakes, which contain the parking lights and indicators, further reinforce this impression.
718 Cayman: Combined fuel consumption 7.4 – 6.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 168 - 158 g/km
718 Cayman S: Combined fuel consumption 8.1 – 7.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 184 - 167 g/km
718 Boxster: Combined fuel consumption: 7.4 – 6.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 168 - 158 g/km
718 Boxster S: Combined fuel consumption 8.1 – 7.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 184 - 167 g/km
911 Turbo: Combined fuel consumption 9.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 212 g/km