Just four months after the debut of the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster, its hardtop companion, the 718 Cayman has been unveiled. This third generation of the mid-engine sports coupe has a more striking and athletic appearance, and for the first time, the coupe is priced below the roadster. The new version brings in turbocharged four-cylinder engines replacing the six-cylinder units. Its base version boasts an impression 2.0 liter with 300 hp, while the upgraded S model features an even better 2.5-liter delivering 350 hp. The 718 Cayman with PDK and optional Sport Chrono Package reaches 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. The 718 Cayman S is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 4.0 seconds. The top track speed of the 718 Cayman is 170 miles per hour, and the 718 Cayman S can reach a top track speed of 177 miles per hour.
Other updates include an optimized chassis with firmer springs and stabilizers in addition to re-tuned shock absorbers. The steering was also improved and is now 10 percent more direct, with wide rear wheels for improved stability.
The new Porsche 718 Cayman interior got a small face lift with new air vents, a 918-Spyder-inspired steering wheel design and the standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM). An extra upgrade at an additional cost is the Connect module which includes the Porsche Car Connect, Apple CarPlay and a USB port. Another package offers buyers the navigation module that includes voice control and real-time traffic information.
The 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S are on sale now and will reach U.S. dealers in late November, 2016. The 718 Cayman has a starting price of $53,900 USD, and the 718 Cayman S starts at $66,300 USD.
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