Porsche just revealed the fourth-generation of the Cayman. Not only is the car sharing the “718” moniker with the Boxster, it’s also sharing the same flat-four turbo engines.
That means on the base model of the 718 Cayman, you’ll get 300 horsepower from a 2.0-liter engine. The S model packs more of a punch with a 2.5-liter engine that whips out 350 horsepower. In other words, smaller engines are putting out more power.
With great power comes more stopping ability. Porsche upgraded the 718 Cayman to the brake system used on the old Cayman S. The 718 Cayman S gets the same calipers as the 911 Carrera, plus brake discs that are thicker.
The chassis for the 718 Cayman was completely retuned by Porsche engineers. They focused on improving lateral rigidity and wheel tracking, partly by stiffening up the springs and stabilizer bars. The steering is ten percent more direct. Thanks to rear wheels that are 1.5 inches wider, cornering stability is improved. Basically, the car should whip through turns like a true champion.
As you’ve probably already noticed, the 718 Cayman looks just slightly different. The front and side air intakes are bigger. Porsche sharpened up the front end, making it look wider. Drivers use the same sport steering wheel from the 918 Spyder. There are other tweaks outside and in that all combine for a subtle evolution in style.
Buyers will still be able to get the Sport Chrono Package. Porsche will release the car in November.