Porsche purists didn’t like the idea of internal competition when the Boxster arrived in 2002. The hardtop version was christened the Cayman when it arrived in 2005. Instead of rear seats, the engine is located just behind the cockpit. The mid engine layout offers better weight distribution at the expense of interior room. Last year we welcomed the fourth generation to the US. A clean-sheet redesign, the 718 Series Boxster, and Cayman have finally become a proper entry-level Porsche.
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In an age of efficiency, all 911 models except the GT3 series are turbocharged. A base model Carrera offers 370 horsepower at a price slightly over $100,000. A well equipped Cayman S offers 350 horsepower and weighs 300 lbs less. On average you will save over $15,000 by choosing the 718 S, which has a better power-to-weight ratio than the 911. Without a flat-six engine hanging behind the rear wheels, the Cayman is not as prone to spinning out in the corners.
The 2.5-liter flat-four uses GT3 inspired engine technology to offer 309 lb-ft and 350 horsepower to the rear wheels. Performance like this was only had with a V8 until recently. The PDK dual-clutch gearbox has a wide spread of ratios. It shifts at an instant while offering idle speed on the highway. If you need an efficient daily driver, the Cayman S is rated at 28 mpg on the highway. The Cayman S and Boxster are fun and fast, and they fly under the radar. The 911 might provoke jealousy from co-workers or the local clergy, so this car says you are still on the conservative side. Porsche of Nashville has a pristine 2017 Cayman S in Agate Grey. The interior is two-tone, finished in black leather along with Bordeaux red. Click on the link below for more info and stay with us for more great deals on popular Porsches.