Following the announcement of the new 718 Boxsters, Porsche has pulled back the sheets on the new 2017 718 Cayman models. What’s more, this is the first time the Cayman is priced below the Boxster.
The new 718 Cayman’s powerhouse is a 2.0-liter engine that delivers 280 lb-ft and 300 hp, with the 2.5-liter of the Cayman S producing 309 lb-ft and 350 hp. This means both models see a 25+ hp increase over its predecessor while the Cayman has a 67 lb-ft increase in torque and the Cayman S has a 37lb-ft increase. As for their performance, the Cayman with the Sport Chrono Package can run 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and the Cayman S can accomplish the run in 4.0 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package.
Coming in with the enhanced engines are firmer springs and sway bars, retuned shock absorbers, steering rack that is 10 percent quicker, uprated brake systems, rear wheels that are one-half inch wider and new tires.
Like the 718 Boxster, the 718 Cayman received a facelift. In the front, the new Cayman looks similar to the outgoing model, but with a “sharper profile” and “ultra-slim” front lights located above the larger air intakes. The rear is where the major overhaul happened, coming in the form of a redesigned rear fascia and completely redesigned taillights. Porsche also updated the interior of both models, noting in their press release that both the upper dashboard and air vents are new.
For pricing, Porsche announced today that the 718 Cayman will have an MSRP of $53,900 and the 718 Cayman S will be at $66,300 (not including the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee).