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Porsche Macan 2.0
The Macan has had its first major facelift and sees in 2019 with a slightly revised nose, totally new look for the rear end and plenty of design and tech revisions to the interior bringing this small SUV right up to date. Given that Porsche has killed off all of their diesel models this is the new entry point and uses a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine putting out 242bhp and 370Nm or torque.
It may not set the world alight when you bury the throttle, but 0-62mph in 6.7 is hot-hatch quick, while 35mpg is respectable enough too. The thing is, this 4cyl engine loses about 20kg over the nose of the car over the V6 models, so this is actually the sweetest handling of all the Macans…
Porsche Cayman T
Not only that, you also get the fantastic Cayman T. Porsche hit the jackpot when they released the 911 Carrera T in 2018 – it was a runaway success and lauded as the best 911 in the range thanks to the bundling of some choice options and the inclusion of some previously unavailable weight saving options. So it’s with no surprise that this format has been expanded to the lower model ranges including this 718 Cayman.
Based on the standard Cayman, it has the same 2.0 litre turbocharged flat-four engine which produces 296bhp and 380Nm of torque. Weighing in at 1350kg this means performance is still brisk enough for most, hitting 62mph in just over 5 seconds. The T gets down to this weight by removing the PCM navigation system (though it can be put back in at no cost), speccing lighter glass and fabric door pulls.
As standard this T model gets the same treatment as the GTS models – adding the best options at a cheaper price – so we have the Sport Chrono package, PASM sports suspension, 20-inch wheels, a sports exhaust, Porsche Torque Vectoring, sports seats and a smaller GT Sport steering wheel.
All together this makes the 718 Cayman T possibly the best Cayman you can buy and certainly the purest and sweetest handling.