2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Test Drive Video Review

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Over the last decade the Porsche Cayman has developed its own colt following apart from the 911. The 4th generation seeks to distinguish itself further with a new name, new motor, and more mid-engine attitude. The name 718 gives homage to the late 1950’s sports car that was equipped with a flat-four cylinder engine. The styling updates on the 718 Cayman are still in line with Porsche’s latest design language. Base price for the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman is $55,300.

Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft. of torque. The higher trim Cayman S gets a 2.5 liter engine which bumps the power up to 350 horsepower and 306 lb-ft. of torque. Transmission choices are a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed PDK automatic. Gone is the 6-cylinder engine. The cabin is characterized by high build quality and a premium aesthetic.

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58icarus says:

Thanks for a review that doesn't harp on the switch to 4-cylinder engines, but instead focuses on the car's many high points. My only gripe with your vid is the comment about turbo lag under 2200 rpm. With a 7600 rpm redline who, realistically speaking, aggressively drives a car like this under 2200 rpm? It's a moot point, and a silly one to make.

bthvnyt says:

The turbo lag and godawful engine noise is a huge turn-off. But I bet you next yr model will be way better. But you know every car has something wrong with it. It is hard to beat a Cayman overall in most situations.

Likely Buzzard says:

Great car (I,m car.)

kendall zobel says:

Your height please?

Erwin Maes says:

if you look at the porsche website you can see it actualy has a 1988cc engine

The Toaster says:

I would like to own this car

Mans Aslund says:

This was really good, I like you.

Janee Irvin says:

Great review!!

Phil Myday says:

Very good review! 😉

Im Tazsa says:

My dream car

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