Porsche 718 Cayman S:Standard consumption (l/100km): 8.2; Carbon dioxide emissions (g/km): 186; Carbon dioxide emissions of Fuel and / or power supply (g/km): 43; Efficiency category:G
Porsche 718 Cayman S PDK:Standard consumption (l/100km): 7.4; Carbon dioxide emissions (g/km): 169; Carbon dioxide emissions of Fuel and / or power supply (g/km): 39; Efficiency category:G*

Porsche 718 Cayman S:Standard consumption (l/100km): 8.2; Carbon dioxide emissions (g/km): 186; Carbon dioxide emissions of Fuel and / or power supply (g/km): 43; Efficiency category:G
Porsche 718 Cayman S PDK:Standard consumption (l/100km): 7.4; Carbon dioxide emissions (g/km): 169; Carbon dioxide emissions of Fuel and / or power supply (g/km): 39; Efficiency category:G*

718 Cayman S

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.

Consumption data

Porsche 718 Cayman S:Standard consumption (l/100km): 8.2; Carbon dioxide emissions (g/km): 186; Carbon dioxide emissions of Fuel and / or power supply (g/km): 43; Efficiency category:G
Porsche 718 Cayman S PDK:Standard consumption (l/100km): 7.4; Carbon dioxide emissions (g/km): 169; Carbon dioxide emissions of Fuel and / or power supply (g/km): 39; Efficiency category:G *

Exterior design

Exterior design

Precise, not fanciful. Self-assured, not restrained. Low, wide and sleek. The exterior design of the new 718 models ushers in a new era for the Boxster and Cayman with sporty, distinctive edges and clearly defined formal contours.

The horizontal geometry of the air intakes makes the front end appear even wider – and lends it added bite. The wings? Unmistakably Porsche. Higher than the front lid, they have been styled to give prominence to the new design of the headlight units, which lay bare their inner workings and incorporate the LED daytime running lights.

The side profile emphasises the midengine layout. The wheel arches are large, designed for wheels up to 20 inches in size. One thing is clear: the new 718 models were not intended for the shelter of the garage, but for the pleasure of driving. That’s precisely why the contouring on the doors purposefully directs headwind into the large air intakes on either side of the car. This provides the optimum supply of air to the new turbocharged engines, a basis for their powerful forward thrust.

Another sporty detail: new exterior mirrors with v-shaped mirror base.

The rear of the new 718 models is an expression of superlative sporty performance – and of the superlative performance of our designers. It is more cleanly defined, more pared back.

And yet it’s anything but conformist. The taillights are slimline, their inner workings fashioned three-dimensionally. Four LED brake spot lights are incorporated into each of the horizontal rear light units. Between the two taillights, an accent trim makes the rear end look even wider.

The wing above extends automatically at a speed of 74 mph, reducing lift to provide even better roadholding performance.

Interior design

Interior design

Intuitive handling, performance-oriented ergonomics, a clean design. The interior of the new 718 models is also fully geared for sporty performance.

A strong emphasis on the horizontal gives the new dashboard design of the 718 models a striking appearance. And that’s without sacrificing the excellent ergonomics for which Porsche is renowned: the ascending centre console shortens the reach between the steering wheel and the gear lever/selector, while the clear arrangement of function buttons saves time.

Motorsport in pure form: the new sports steering wheel is derived from the 918 Spyder. The optional GT sports steering wheel with its smaller diameter further enhances the cockpit feel.

The cluster of three round instruments, with the rev counter positioned in the centre and flanked by a 4.6-inch colour screen, is a characteristic feature.

The new, fundamentally revised version of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) features a 7-inch multi-touchscreen. With its high-quality glass surface, it is the aesthetically perfect addition to the centre console.

All ideal prerequisites for a sporty, active lifestyle. The details? They’re down to you. Choose from a comprehensive selection of personalisation options and a new range of materials and colours.

The principle of the mid-engined sports car

The principle of the mid-engined sports car

What is it that makes the new 718 models so special? Their performance, their handling, their design and the generous amount of space afforded by two luggage compartments. Above all: a mid-engine concept that makes all this possible in the first place.

The engine is positioned no further than 30 cm behind the driver. Effect number one: the resounding thump on the back. Effect number two: the extraordinarily dynamic cornering capabilities, thanks to the car’s low and central centre of gravity. The horizontally opposed arrangement of the engine’s cylinders also helps to reduce oscillations, which has a positive impact on smooth running. Another plus for driving dynamics: the concentrated power of the engine is transmitted directly to the rear axle.

How do we best exploit this power? By systematically reducing the weight of the vehicle. And by optimally distributing the weight left over. The compact construction of the car as a two-seater plays an important part in this respect. And that’s without sacrifices in terms of comfort and everyday practicality.

However, as soon as the mid-mounted engine starts, there’s really only one thing that matters: the world with its countless twists and turns. And you – right in the middle of it all.

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Steering

Steering

Anyone can follow the straight and narrow. Only the corner is the true test of mettle. Only in the corner does a sports car really become a sports car. So it’s all the more important to have a chassis that can master any sporting challenge. And be a match for the high power output of the engine.

The axle components are for the most part made of aluminium, which keeps the vehicle weight and unsprung masses low. The wide track, long wheelbase and specific chassis construction help to deliver particularly precise and agile handling.

Electromechanical power steering
The direct steering system of the new 718 models has a perceptibly more immediate ratio than that of the previous models. The results are agile turn-in and an even sportier driving experience – with a customarily high level of comfort.

Power steering Plus
The comfort-oriented Power steering Plus is available as an option. At high speeds, the steering is as firm as you would expect. At low speeds, the steering ratio adjusts for much easier manoeuvring and parking.

Turbocharger

Turbocharger

The displacement of the new 718 Boxster and Cayman models has been considerably reduced with the aim of lowering fuel consumption. 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 – barely 30 cm behind your back. And that’s despite a considerable reduction in fuel consumption and emission values. After all, what is performance without intelligence?

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