Porsche Cayman review

Category: Sports car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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Introduction

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You have to feel for the engineers who were tasked with creating the Porsche 718 Cayman. After all, Porsche's cheapest model was already a five-star sports car before being reinvented as the 718. To make matters worse, they had to improve on perfection despite adopting new, turbocharged four-cylinder engines; those dreaded emissions and fuel economy targets demanded giving up the sonority of the Cayman’s old flat-six engines.

Well, that caused almighty ructions throughout the car world, but there was no going back, said Porsche. And then it changed its mind. In what seemed like the U-turn of the century, Porsche brought back two 4.0-litre, naturally aspirated six-cylinder versions of the Cayman: the GTS and the GT4. Who knows, perhaps there were enough green credits deposited in the environment bank after the launch of the all-electric Porsche Taycan?

Those 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre four-cylinder Caymans are still available if you’re looking to keep costs down, and whatever Cayman you buy, one thing has remained uniform throughout this period of flux: the focus on making it a thoroughbred sports car.

But the competition is much stronger lately. There's the Audi TT RS, the revised Jaguar F-Type Coupé and the Toyota Supra has come to join the party. Perhaps the best of the lot is the least well known, the Alpine A110

Read on over the next few pages to find out just how good the latest Porsche 718 Cayman is and how stacks up against all those rivals. We’ll also tell you which version is the best of the best, should you choose a Cayman. Sadly, you can't get any discounts on any Porsche, including the Cayman. But don't forget to check out our New Car Buying service for the best, hassle-free deals on all the other sports cars on sale.

At a glance

Number of trims5 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol
MPG range across all versions25.4 - 31.7
Avaliable doors options2
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£3,347 / £5,811
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£6,694 / £11,622

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