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.