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Porsche News: Porsche Reveals 2017 718 Cayman

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William Maley    393

When Porsche unveiled the 718 Boxster back in January, we were a bit surprised that the 718 Cayman wasn't shown as well. Both models are essentially the same aside from the Cayman being enclosed. Our best guess is to give the 718 Boxster some breathing room. Nevertheless, Porsche has revealed the 2017 718 Cayman today at the Bejing Auto Show.

 

The big news is the 718 Cayman drops the flat-six engines for turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The 718 Cayman uses a turbocharged 2.0L with 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet. The 718 Cayman S boasts a larger turbocharged 2.5L producing 350 horsepower and 309 pound-feet. Both engines can be paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic. Porsche quotes 0-60 MPH times of 4 seconds for the 718 Cayman S and 4.5 seconds for the 718 Cayman. It should be noted these times are with the PDK and optional Sport Chrono package.

 

Like the 718 Boxster, the 718 Cayman looks almost the same as the outgoing model. The only rear difference you can see is a new rear end design. Inside, the 718 Cayman gets a new steering wheel from 918 Spyder, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system, and an eight-speaker audio system.

 

Porsche says the 718 Cayman will arrive in the U.S. this November with prices of $54,950 for the 718 Cayman, and $67,350 for the 718 Cayman S (both prices include destination). These prices are lower than the 718 Boxster, making the 718 Cayman the cheaper of the two models.

 


 

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dfelt    1,774

While I hope it performs like all Porsche should, the style is just stale, blah, bland, they have done this for the last 30 years so what else is really new?

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Suaviloquent    713

That's the designer's dilemma. Do we make it look different? Will that attract new buyers? Or will it ruin us because it doesn't look like a Porsche?

 

Who else really competes with Porsche head-on? I would say no one.

 

I mean, they live very comfortably off of Macan and Cayenne.  And those are legit extensions of Porsche into those totally blasphemous segments of performance crossovers.

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