Porsche reveals Cayman

Just weeks after the first media drive of the new turbocharged 718 Boxster, Porsche has unveiled the matching 718 Cayman.

It uses the same 2.0-litre 296bhp and 2.5-litre 345bhp flat-four engines in the new Cayman and Cayman S variants, the latter making use of variable vane turbo geometry technology taken from the 911 Turbo.

The extra power makes the Cayman S as fast off the line as the 911, notching up the 0-62mph sprint in as little as 4.2 seconds with the PDK gearbox and Sport Chrono packs installed.

Official fuel efficiency is up to as much as 40.9mpg in the 2.0-litre car, while top speeds are 170mph and 177mph.

The suspension has been stiffened and the wheels and tyres made wider, in order to extract even more lateral grip from a car already well known for its cornering prowess.

Porsche has upgraded the brakes, too. The Cayman wears the system from the previous Cayman S, while the new S makes use of the four-piston calipers from the 911 Carrera, plus 6mm thicker discs.

As with the Boxster, two levels of Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) are available, lowering the car by 10mm and 20mm respectively, although the latter is only available on S models.

On the inside, Porsche Communication Management is now standard, to include mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and a 150-Watt stereo.

Prices for Ireland yet to be announced.


Frits Potgieter is General Manager with Muckross Park Hotel and Spa.You've Been Served: Frits Potgieter, Muckross Park Hotel and Spa

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