Capable and stylish, the new Porsche Cayman for 2018 is undoubtedly one of the most desired sports cars available on the market today. Some reasons behind that include the extensive personalization options, slick-shifting transmission, exceptional handling, rewarding and fuel-efficient engines, and a beautifully crafted cabin. Its release date should be expected in the coming weeks if not sooner.
Supposing you are a reasonable person looking forward to owning a sports car for yourself. You are mostly looking for a car that delivers an amazing driving experience and which does not necessarily give you the biggest skid pad g-forces, bragging rights for the most power, or top slot at the valet line, but still suitable for everyday use. If that’s you, the new and updated Porsche Cayman for 2018 could be very well be the sports car you’ve aching to have.
The vehicle comes with an unparalleled braking and steering feel precision. The engine layout available, particularly the mid-engine gives it a superior handling balance that even the 911 cant rival. Additionally, its dimensions make it feel wonderfully nimble and its size ideal for a sports car. Practically, Porsche still holds the title when it comes to robust engines
Still, the new 2018 Porsche Cayman comes with its own share of disappointments such as a wimpy base stereo that doesn’t even feature a USB port, a variety of options that can cost a whole lot of money, and insufficient storage space. But do you really care? Well, that will depend on your priorities.
The only pertinent question remaining at this juncture is which Cayman you’ll be able to afford from the available lineup, as even the base vehicle comes with a pricey tag that can dissuade many from purchasing one. In case you are running on a tight budget, other alternatives worth considering include Chevrolet Corvette 2018, 2018 BMW M235i, and 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.
The 2018 Porsche Cayman curb weight stands at 2888 pounds.
Exterior Reviews & 2018 Porsche Cayman Interior Changes
It comes in a walloping four trims: the base, mid-trims S and GTS, and the top-of-the-line GT4. And just like before, it comes as a two-seat configured coupe. The 2018 Porsche Boxster Spyder is reviewed separately.
Standard features and technologies available for the base 2018 Porsche Cayman include an adaptive rear spoiler, a 7” touchscreen display, a single center mounted exhaust outlet, 18” wheels, four-speaker sound system (seriously!), an auto-start-stop feature, cruise control, summer performance wheels, automatic wipers, air-conditioning, an auxiliary audio jack, ambient interior lighting, a manually reclining and sliding front and driver’s seat, and HomeLink.
The S trim builds upon what the base comes with and adds dual exhaust outlets, 19” wheels, bi-xenon headlights, and red-painted brake calipers, front brake discs.
Picking the 2018 Porsche Cayman GTS gets you dynamic transmission mounts, 20” wheels, synthetic suede interior trim, an edgy Sport Plus driving mode, tinted taillight and headlight lenses, a sport steering wheel, a sportier front and back fascias, adaptive suspension dampers, aggressively bolstered sport seats, and a sport exhaust.
Getting the 2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 adds a unique aerodynamic exterior styling, bigger brakes, an exclusive sport suspension, a larger and more capable engine, bigger brakes, variable torque distribution vectoring, mechanical differential lock, and lowered ride height.
And just like in the past, Porsche has provided a seamlessly countless options that start with the notable technology options that feature a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, voice controls, and keyless ignition and entry. The infotainment package brings on board a 12-speaker sound system, USB and iPod interface, black edition treatment, smartphone app integration, and a navigation system.
2018 Porsche Cayman Engine Specs
Powering the base 2018 Porsche Cayman is a 2.7L 6-cylinder engine good for 275 hp and 213 pounds of torque. EPA ratings stand at 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Stepping up the power output is the S trim that features a 3.4L flat 6 rated at 325 horsepower and 273 pound of torque. EPA stats put its fuel economy ratings at 20/28/23 mpg.
Next is the GTS variant that derives its inspiration from an upgraded version of the S’s 3.4L flat 6 engine. Its output stands at 19/26/22 mpg.
Lastly, generating a cool 385 hp and 309 pounds of torque is the 2018 Porsche Cayman GT4’s 3.8L flat 6 engine. The fuel economy ratings stand at 18/23/20 mpg. According to Porsche, the vehicle can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.
Price & Release Date 2018 Porsche Cayman
Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $52,600 for the base 2018 Porsche Cayman and up to $84,600 for the top rated GT4.
As for its release date, the vehicles are already headed to dealerships for sale and you should place an order immediately.