With a sports car you need a few things: looks, speed, relative comfort and noise. Fuel economy, while important, isn't really a concern for most Porsche buyers -- and if it is, a Prius will do just fine. With the Cayman S, Porsche's managed to get nearly all of the key points right, with one glaring misstep. Let's start with the good bits, shall we? With every new iteration of a car there's always going to be a fresh look. It can be minor or quite significant.
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S: So close, yet so far
Porsche Cayman First Drive Review: Performance Trumps Sound
In short, the new engines are more powerful but sound completely different. This transformation stirs debate. The new 2. With 0. It makes less boost a maximum
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S PDK Automatic
The third generation of Porsche 's Cayman mid-engine sport coupe is a gamble that performance trumps sound. Porsche knew the decision to replace the signature flat-six engine with a new turbocharged flat-four would encounter some criticism. To smooth the transition, the Porsche Cayman and Cayman S keep the same platform as the outgoing model but with a retuned chassis, modified rear suspension, and gorgeous lines.
A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but what if that rose had a four-cylinder engine? We know that engines everywhere are downsizing these days, but this one feels like a personal affront. The 2. That has cut half a second from the factory-stated zero-tomph time when equipped with the PDK dual-clutch automatic as well as improved fuel economy.