Following the updated 718 Boxster, which was presented earlier this year, it is time for the Prosche 718 Cayman to appear with a refreshed livery and packing four-cylinder boxer engines.
There are no initial surprises in terms of styling, as the Cayman is simply the Boxster derivation with a fixed roof, as always. The facelift brings the name change to the coupe version as well, but more importantly it switches from the six cylinder bangers to four cylinder engines. The motivation is thus provided by a pair of turbocharged four-cylinder engines in lieu of the bigger, but naturally-aspirated motors. The entry-level version is powered by the 2.0-liter with 300 horsepower (220 kilowatts) and 280 pound-feet (380 Newton meters) while the S upgrade will deliver a 2.5-liter packing 350 hp (257 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm). The 718 Cayman fitted with the PDK auto and optional Sport Chrono Package will run to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds and the Cyaman S will do the same sprint in 4.2 seconds. Porsche is also boasting a maximum track speed of 170 mph (275 km/h) for the standard and 177 mph (285 km/h) for the S version.
The 718 Cayman has also been granted an upgraded chassis with firmer springs and stabilizers along with modified shock absorbers, the steering is now 10 percent more direct and the rear wheels have been widened by half an inch and boast new tires for increased corner stability. The cabin gains new air vents, 918 Spyder-inspired design for the steering, as well as a standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. For more bucks buyers can get the Connect module which brings Porsche Car Connect, Apple CarPlay, and USB port. The navigation module is also extra and packs voice control and real-time traffic information. Pricing for the already available for order 718 Cayman kicksoff in the US at $53,900 MSRP and $66,300 for the S version, Deliveries are scheduled for September in Europe and late November in North America.