It would probably safe to bring out a value after we meet the Porsche 718 Cayman, that the car, sub-supercar sports car, is the best in the world. The whole new super car is the younger sister of 718 Boxster, but it is cheaper than its sister and less complex. That means: the 718 Cayman doesn’t have all the complexity of a folding roof the 718 Boxster has. That’s the first thing separated the both car from the same company. Speaking of which, the suspension of the 718 Cayman is derived from the one available on 911 Turbo. This time Porsche added steering rack to the 718 Cayman, which is 10% faster than previous version.
The rear part of 718 Cayman has an element of Cayman GT4, and the drivers can feel it through its lateral stiffness. As for the engine, the standard edition of 718 Cayman came out with 2.0-litre engine, capable of producing 345bhp. Although there is decrease in terms of engine power, especially when compared to the Cayman GT4, the torque of 718 Cayman has been lifted to 310lb ft at 4500rpm, from 273lb ft at the same rpm. So basically, the nature of 718 Cayman has been shifted. By now we got one with quicker steering, which is always feels keen and eager.
When it comes to performance, the 718 Cayman is faster than Toyota GT86 and definitely give us more alert than, say, a Jaguar F-Type – well, the Porsche came out without the noise though. Sure the Cayman has no delicacy but it has more integrity than, say, a Lotus Evora 400. In the end, the 718 Cayman feels great when you take it out of garage. Definitely it deserves bigger engine and more power, but it already has all the dynamic aspect one can ask from a car like that.`