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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Porsche 718 Cayman

Overall verdict
Great looking coupe that drives beautifully. Shame about the engine.


Looks, road manners, handling, cabin…


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.  

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
3.8 GT4 2dr
4.4s 238g/km 27.4 385 £64,451
The cheapest
2.7 2dr
5.7s 195g/km 33.6 275 £39,694
The greenest
2.0 2dr PDK
4.9s 180g/km 35.8 300 £46,074
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