Character 718 Cayman
The new 718 Cayman lets its actions do the talking. Sporty actions, of course. As a corner-devouring coupé, it follows a line of its own far removed from fashion trends and four-lane arterials. In the town certainly. On the racetrack definitely. But always for the sport of it.
It’s no wonder that the new 718 Cayman doesn’t simply carry on from where the 718 GTR Coupé in 1963 left off, but seeks instead to piece together a legend of its own. With its own mind. With sporty fighting spirit. And with every twist and turn.
The displacement of the new 718 Boxster and Cayman models has been considerably reduced. Nevertheless, the power output of the new engines has been significantly increased. This has been possible thanks to the turbochargers developed for the 718 models completely from scratch. The respective turbocharger is particularly compact and has been optimally adapted to the displacement and power output of the engine.
The result could not deliver a clearer message. The extraordinarily wide torque plateau makes itself felt with each demand for throttle.
Auto start/stop switches off the engine when the driving speed falls below 4 mph, such as when you are approaching a red light. As soon as you release the clutch or depress the accelerator pedal, the engine restarts – swiftly and smoothly.
In conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), a coasting function becomes available when the situation allows. The engine is decoupled from the transmission to avoid deceleration caused by engine braking. In this way, optimum use is made of the vehicle’s momentum, enabling it to coast for longer distances.
Sport Exhaust System
With the optional sport exhaust system, the already powerful sound of the mid-mounted engine becomes even more intense – at the push of a button. Having caught the ear, the sport exhaust system also catches the eye: with centrally positioned sport tailpipes, available in highly polished chrome-plated stainless steel in black or silver color.
6-speed Manual Transmission
The 718 models are equipped with a smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission optimally matched to the respective engine map. The shift throws are sporty and short, and shift effort is low. This means short shift times for an engaging driving experience. The drive becomes even more dynamic in conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package: in SPORT and SPORT PLUS mode, the dynamic throttle-blip function ensures the optimum engine speed for every downshift, a more emotional driving experience and an impressive sound.
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
7-speed PDK, featuring both a manual and an automatic mode, is available as an option and offers extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power. Not to mention even faster acceleration performance and a reduction in fuel consumption over the annual transmission.
A first for 718 models: in manual mode, the shift direction simulates that of racing cars – to the rear to shift up, forward to shift down.
The 718 Cayman
The 718 Cayman S