The latest specification 718 2016 Porsche Cayman 2.0

The latest specification 718 2016 Porsche Cayman 2.0

"The Porsche 718 is a Porsche Cayman 2.0 without flat six? Sacre bleu!" They cry. And they have a point, if, like them, you want to live in the past.

The latest specification 718 2016 Porsche Cayman 2.0
The latest specification 718 2016 Porsche Cayman 2.0


Listen, I prefer the six-cylinder as much as the next guy, but change is inevitable; may not always want to, but accept it or you will stagnate in an algaefied suffering. Flat four is here, so let's continue. Instead of trying in vain to bring back the past, the time to rate this Cayman 718 on whether it was the best £ 40k sports car you can buy today. We will touch on the sound later, but try not to think about it.

To recap: we have a 2.0-liter flat four instead of the naturally aspirated 2.7-liter flat-six. It has more power - 296bhp intoxicating - and, most importantly, 66lb ft of torque applied liberally throughout the rev range.

There are many other tweaks, including to styling, infotainment and some bits in the GT4-spec suspension, but the engine side, the main theme is a familiar area.


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