Beijing Motor Show 2016: Porsche 718 Cayman revealed {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

7 May 2016

Petrolheads world over were saddened last year when the new Porsche 718 Boxster was announced, dropping the flat-six engines of old, replacing them with turbocharged flat-four engines. Well as night follows day, Cayman follows Boxster and now becomes the 718 Cayman.

As with the 718 Boxster, the new engines are downsized but are more powerful than the units they replace. The 718 Cayman gets a 2.0 litre flat-four turbo producing 296bhp and 280lb/ft of torque, which allows 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 170mph. the 718 Cayman S gets a 2.5 litre version of that engine putting out 345bhp and 310lb/ft of torque. The performance jumps accordingly, sprinting to 62mph in 4.6 seconds on the way to a 177mph top speed.

Visually there are no surprises as the 718 Cayman adopts the same styling changes as the Boxster. There’s a new front bumper, headlights, tail lights and rear bumper ad decklid with PORSCHE script, along with new wheel designs and a refreshed interior.

There’s more than just an engine and bumper change here though, in the previous incarnation the Cayman sat above the Boxster, with slightly more power and a higher price tag. Well this time Porsche has mirrored the 911 and the convertible model costs more than the coupe now (as some would say it should be, given the extra cost and complexity of the convertible roof).

The Porsche 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S are on sale now at £39,878 and £48,834 respectively.