2017 Porsche 718 Cayman (U.S.)

In a world where furloughing is represented as a good, does smaller convey acceptable? That’s the request elevated by the quality Porsche 718 Cayman and its mighty-mouse engine. The constant vehicle has abandoned its naturally removed flat-six for a turbocharged flat-four—one that produces 300 horsepower from just 2.0 liters of replacement, an exact product (150 hp per liter) that beats that of the 350-hp S’s 2.5-liter unit.

Porsche says that even the base Cayman now is able of returning a 4.5-second zero-to-60-mph moment when selected with the elective PDK dual-clutch automatic shell and a 4.9-second run with the six-speed manual. We steered both the basic Cayman and the S at the open event in Sweden where we confirmed, on some of Skåne County’s quietest anchorages, that the 2.0-liter’s relational need of rede when analyzed with the 2.5 is obvious only at the category of seriousness stages that danger getting us seized and held.

As in the S, the tiny engine’s permanent diagnostic is its force, with the limit 280 lb-ft of torque arriving at just 1950 mph. The phenomenon is the category of facile, any-wheel developments of a large-cube powerplant, the 718 Cayman moving rigid at the category of engine accelerates where the aged vehicle’s 2.7-liter flat-six would just be clearing its throat. The disrespectful side, as is usually the case in these contemporary stories of turbocharged developments, is that the brand-new Cayman can’t equal its precursor’s intelligences for being increased rigid—or consign the zinging soundtrack it used to make in nearness to its redline.

Starting Price from $54,950
Vehicle Type 2 door hatchback, mid engine, rear wheel drive
Engine turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 16-valve flat-4, direct fuel injection
Transmission 6-speed manual, 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 300 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque 280 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm
Displacement 121 cu in, 1988 cc
Wheelbase 97.4 in
Length 172.4 in
Width 70.9 in
Height 51.0 in
Curb weight 2950-3050 lb
Passenger volume 50 cu ft
Cargo volume 15 cu ft
0-60 mph 4.5-4.8 sec
0-100 mph 10.8-11.2 sec
Top speed 171 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway) (city/highway) 21-22/28-30 mpg