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The Top Gear car review:Porsche 718 Cayman
For:Looks, road manners, handling, cabin…
Against:Engine cheapens the experience. Not hugely economical to compensate
What is it?
Following on from the Boxster, the Cayman has a new engine. Instead of a flat six, it’s a four-cylinder turbo. In the standard Cayman it’s a 2.0 that delivers 296bhp and 280lb ft, while the S has a wider bore yielding 2.5 litres. That means 345bhp and 310lb ft between 1,950 and 4,500rpm.
Other changes? The springs are stiffer, the dampers have been revised, the electro-mechanical steering is 10 per cent more direct, the rear wheels are half an inch wider and the brakes have been upgraded.