Articles about Porsche 718 Cayman

It’s based on the 1,073hp Mission R concept
Porsche has created the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance to further test the components of the bonkers 1,073hp Mission R concept, with the hope of one day creating an all-electric one-make race series.The GT4 ePerformance uses the chassis of
Mission R-ccomplished
The next Porsche 718 sports car, the Boxster and Cayman, will be fully-electric, Porsche's CEO Oliver Blume has confirmed.An exact year isn't given, but he said: "By the middle of the decade, we want to offer our mid-
There’s no better guide
What would happen if Porsche wedged the 493hp, high-revving 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six from the 911 GT3 into the Cayman? Well...this.With Porsche's pure electric future beckoning and naturally aspirated gasoline engines on the way out,
493hp nat-asp engine, 0-100kph in 3.4sec—one of the wildest RS models to date
Ever wondered what would happen if you stuffed the stupendous 4.0-liter, naturally-aspirated, flat-six engine from the rear-engined 911 GT3, capable of revving to 9,000rpm, into the mid-engined Cayman? Well, wonder no more, because Porsche's
It lapped the 20.6km Nurburgring loop 23sec faster than the standard GT4
As sure as night follows day, Porsche can't resist rolling out a more hardcore version of a sports car universally accepted as being really very good. Here's your official confirmation of the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS.And it's
How well does the newcomer fare against its more established rivals?
Believe it or not, it's five years since Porsche lopped two cylinders from its base Cayman, tacked on a 718 badge to evoke some history, and ignited the bottom half of the Internet in the process. A lot has happened since
Does the #savethemanuals hero work with paddle shifters?
Let's start with the figures, because that's where the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 PDK best states its case. Yep, one of the key protagonists of the #savethemanuals movement now offers paddle shifters. And if it's anything like the
But the carmaker’s are still deciding how to execute their next iterations
Porsche's CEO has confirmed that the 718 will be replaced, but his firm hasn't yet decided whether to power the new Boxster and Cayman by electricity or gasoline. And he says there will be a 918 Spyder successor.Some 18
No turbo plus GTS spec equals match made in heaven
This is a climb-down, a U-turn, a bit of an apology from Porsche, quite frankly. After four years of blindly insisting that the best possible engine for a 718 Cayman was a grunty turbocharged four-cylinder, the carmaker gave in
Power is power
When, late last year, we revealed that the next Porsche Cayman would go all-electric, the most upvoted comment below the story simply ran: "The end is near."Given that we seem to be starring in the final act of a low-
It's all in the footwork
Nine-time Formula 1 race winner and 2015 World Endurance Championship winner Mark Webber might not have raced since 2016, but he's clearly still got it. As this on-board video of him driving a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0
It’s about time
In fairness, Porsche has never been afraid of a big, public U-turn, a model some governments would do well to take inspiration from. Its latest-and perhaps greatest-backpedal yet comes in the form of this new 718 GTS Cayman and
Despite a few compromises, the spirit is still there
What we have here is a second coming. The original Cayman GT4 launched in 2015 to unanimous, unfaltering praise-and one of the wildest waiting list scraps in modern performance cars. Porsche had finally allowed its littlest car to fulfill potential previously
Music to our ears
In a world of increasing complication, Porsche's boss has promised Top Gear that his firm will keep building straightforward drivers' cars as long as people want them."We will continue with our puristic sports cars-GT3, GT3 RS, GT2 RS, and
Maybe Porsche’s really listening to us after all
You certainly can't accuse Porsche of not listening. Nor being afraid of a public U-turn. We could probably do with having them in government. A decade after switching its horrid PDK button shifters for conventional paddles, it's put six-
But there is a ‘but’
This used to be a very easy review to write. Since its 2005 conception, this has been perhaps the most complete car Porsche makes. Sure, the 911 range has more breadth (arguably too much breadth), but the Cayman has always offered much
But the current one will live on and be facelifted for certain markets
Porsche is close to a decision on making a ground-up all-electric car that will eventually replace the 718.Oliver Blume, the German carmaker's CEO, told Top Gear: "In all our segments-sedans, SUVs, and two-door sports cars-we
Check out those stripes
This is the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Sports Cup Edition. A special edition that kinda sounds like it's been named by someone who doesn't really know much about cars, a person who's wildly plucked some performance-y words out
“The 718 just fits EV, doesn’t it?”
No way! Way. Over dinner on the Porsche Taycan launch event, Lutz Meschke, deputy chairman of the board, dropped the mother of all hints that the next generation Cayman and Boxster will become pure-electric sports cars."The 718 just fits EV,
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