2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

Porsche Cayman S 2017 Blue 718

Not trying to turn this into a Porsche site (and I will eventually get to the point of being able to post more regularly), but after the release of the turbo engined 911’s and Boxster’s a while back, Porsche continues the relentless push into the future with turbo’d Cayman’s now as well. Totally expected (given the afore mentioned announcements), but I personally was eagerly awaiting this one for a couple of reasons – I think the light hardtop will benefit hugely in street driving from the extra torque the turbo engines kick out, and for the first time ever, Porsche has decided (like pretty much every other car on the planet), the hardtop (Cayman) should be cheaper than the convertible (Boxster).

Porsche Cayman Grey 2017

This latest iteration builds on the previous appearance update – I was never a huge fan of the looks of the original Cayman, but this (and the previous) iteration look fantastic to my eyes. I’d go as far to say I prefer the looks of these to the new 911’s, and I’m not quite sure (if I had $100k to spend on a new car) if I’d get a tricked out Cayman S or a base 911. Luckily for me I don’t have this dilemma in real life, so until I win the lottery I can hold off on deciding and admire both from afar. OK, ramble over – full press release details after the jump…..

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Review – Chris Harris

Someone got to spend a little time this weekend playing with the new Cayman GT4 in Portugal. Without any major spoilers, it’s pretty fantastic – the video is definitely worth your time.

Porsche Cayman GT4

Porsche Cayman GT4

Well, Porsche finally did what we all wanted them to do ever since the Cayman first graced this world – made a version that was actually faster than a 911. And from the looks of it all, they have done an exceptional job with this GT4 performance version. This is the first Porsche GT sports car based on the Cayman and features components of the 911 GT3. Clocking a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, the Cayman GT4 earns the same lap time as the 2011 911 GT3 and positions itself as the new benchmark atop its market segment.

Porsche Cayman GT4  Rear

The engine, chassis, brakes, and aerodynamic design of the Cayman GT4 are configured for maximum driving dynamics while retaining the versatility and everyday utility that are typical of the two-seater Porsche coupe. Powered by a 385 hp 3.8-liter flat-six engine derived from the 911 Carrera S engine, the Cayman GT4 transmits its power solely through a six-speed manual transmission with dynamic gearbox mounts. Zero to 60 mph is accomplished in 4.2 seconds; its top track speed is 183 mph. The chassis – which features a 30 mm lower ride height and a generously sized brake system – consists almost entirely of components from the 911 GT3.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Interior

The interior of the Cayman GT4 focuses on maximizing the experience of unfiltered driving enjoyment for both driver and passenger. Standard sport seats, which are upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara®, offer excellent lateral support. The new Cayman GT4 sport steering wheel guarantees ideal control and direct steering feedback due to its compact dimensions.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Yellow

The starting MSRP for the Cayman GT4 is $84,600. If you’re in the market for a new car that can give you huge grins on your commute and at the weekend track visits, I can’t imagine this being very far from the top of your list. Definitely in the want category for me….

Porsche Cayman GTS

Porsche_Cayman GTS Porsche used to wait until the end of a product run before granting us access to the GTS version. Not so anymore, and the one that takes the most of my attention is the Cayman.

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Nothing too major in the power and torque increases (15hp and 7 lb-ft) but the right set of options are already selected for you, and the complete package once again adds up to more than it parts.

221017_GTS Interior _1_

If you’re still not convinced, take a listen to the video below. The sports exhaust on these things is ridiculously intoxicating.

Twitter, YouTube, Drive and Evo

Screenshot_2_21_13_4_32_PMSo on my travels back yesterday from a work gig on the west coast, Chris Harris announced the latest Drive video (posted blow so you too can drool, although yellow!! What were Porsche thinking for the demo car?) was being uploaded. This prompted another journalist from my fave car mag (Evo) to chime in, and I couldn’t resist throwing out the question that has been keeping me awake for the last few weeks. Of course, I don’t think there’s going to be a wrong answer, but what is the right answer? Anyone else have an opinion? I was leaning towards the GT3 until I watched that video. Now I have no clue again. Luckily I still don’t have the cash, so no pressure on making a decision just yet…..

Cayman Reviews Starting to filter in

And yes, the conclusion is it’s pretty freakin amazing. Now just have to work out a) how to save up my pennies to get one, and b) given the cost, is it better to buy a new one of these, or a second hand 997 GT3?

Of course, given my inability to get past point a), I have a while to answer point b). If you have any opinions, I’m happy to hear them.

Porsche Cayman 2013 Official

No more need for the rendered speculation and spy shots – Porsche released all the details of the new Porsche Cayman (and Cayman S) today. Nothing too surprising given the earlier release of the Boxster and all of the speculation. It looks (really) good in it’s final form, and they kept the increase in power down to a max 325bhp for the Cayman S so that it wouldn’t clip too closely to the 911.If you’re interested in more details,

Porsche have opened up a microsite here, so you can check out all the details and updates available, and click your way to a very expensive car (base is around $64k but as with all Porsches, it can get stratospheric pretty quickly). There’s also an exhaust sound section in there where you can very easily convince yourself that your life wouldn’t be complete without one of these installed with the optional sports exhaust. Now I just have to stay away from the dealership until I’ve saved all my pennies….

2013 Porsche Cayman

Automobile provides the first non disguised view of the new Porsche Cayman – allegedly getting ready for the LA Motor Show. It’s looking pretty impressive, and given the reviews so far of the Boxster and Boxster S, I’m thinking this might make it onto the want list for next year if I can save the pennies, given the new 911 is ridonkulously expensive and the reviews have been far from stellar with the new electric steering and all the other electronics making it feel very un-911’ish (cheers to Todd for the original link)

Porsche 911, the 2012 version

Rennsport Reunion IV just happened, and lots (and lots) of very cool Porsches got to hang out together at Laguna Seca. Porsche also took some video of the new 2012 911 around the track. Enjoy.

New Porsche Cayman?

I really hope so because this thing looks pretty close to perfect. If anyone can interpret some German for me, the original site is here. And as an esteemed fellow driver said to me earlier today, they put 400 bhp in that thing and they have a new customer. Fingers crossed….