The newest generation of the mid-engine sport coupe has a more striking and athletic appearance. Following the debut of the new 718 Boxster, the new 718 Cayman complements the roadster in the mid-engine model line-up. For the first time, the coupé is priced below the roadster, reflecting the pricing strategy of the 911 models.
The same new turbocharged flat-four cylinder engines as in the 718 Boxster power the 718 Cayman. As a result, the power of the two models is identical. The standard variant delivers 300 horsepower from two a liter engine. The 2.5 liter powerplant in the S model produces 350 horsepower. Both models make 25 more horsepower than their respective predecessors.
The abundant torque of the new engines in the 718 Cayman promises driving pleasure and agility even at low revs. The two liter engine of the 718 Cayman delivers up to 280 lb.-ft., which is available between 1,950 rpm and 4,500 rpm. This represents a 67 lb.-ft. increase over the last Cayman. The 2.5 liter engine of the 718 Cayman S features a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry (VTG), technology shared with the 911 Turbo. As in the 718 Boxster S, the VTG turbocharger used in the 718 Cayman S is equipped with an integral wastegate. That engine delivers up to 309 lb.-ft. of torque (37 lb.-ft. more than the previous Cayman S) to the crankshaft between 1,900 and 4,500 rpm. The result: confidence inspiring passing power and superior drivability in any situation. The 718 Cayman with PDK and optional Sport Chrono Package reaches 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. The 718 Cayman S accelerates 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.