The Porsche 718 Cayman was a sportscar with a mid-engine launched by Porsche in 2016.
Its roots are going back to the Porsche 718, which won the Targa Florio race in 1959. The modern Cayman featured a flat-four engine and rear-wheel drive. Its sporty character and easy to drive behavior made it able to be used as a daily driver.
The exterior has some clues about the Porsche family, especially the front fascia with unmistakably headlights shape and flat trunk lid. No, there is no mistake, the trunk is in the front and the engine is behind the driver. On the sides, the large air-intakes in front of the rear wheels are used for engine cooling.
Inside the cramped cabin, there is room for two passengers. The driver has more commands on the steering wheel, including the switch for the driving modes that adapt the engine and gearbox response, to the suspension. The instrument panel features two big analog dials and one TFT display on the right side that shows various information regarding the car’s parameters or the navigation system. On the center console, there is the infotainment PCM unit (Porsche Communication Management) that can be connected with smartphones via a designated Porsche App.
The engine offers 299 hp from 2.0-liter displacement. It is mated as standard with a six-speed gearbox. As an option, a 7-speed PDK (double-clutch) automatic gearbox is offered.