The 718 Cayman (nee Cayman) is a fixed-roof sibling to the Boxster roadster. Now in its third generation, the Cayman is Porsche’s purest sports car offering, being lighter and nimbler than the 911, and with chassis rigidity better suited to track driving than the Boxster.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
The 2022 model year brings with it a new GT4 RS configuration that adds track-oriented suspension and chassis tweaks to the already-blistering Cayman GT4 variant.
The new GT4 RS is the new top trim; last year’s base, T, S, GTS 4.0 and GT4 packages carry over. Base and T models use a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder and S upgrades to a 2.5L; GTS and GT4 variants share a 3.0L six-cylinder engine.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard in all Cayman models save for the GT4 RS, which gets a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that is optional across the rest of the lineup.
Cayman’s base trim comes with 18-inch wheels, a partial leather interior, Xenon dynamic auto on/off headlights, two-zone A/C, heated seats, front and rear park assist, and an eight-speaker stereo.
Cayman T gets 20-inch wheels, a sport drive mode, a torque-vectoring locking differential, leather interior trim, and a sport chrono package.
Cayman S rides on 19-inch wheels and uses the bigger engine, but is otherwise equipped similarly to the base model.
GTS 4.0 models get 20-inch wheels, race-tex/leather sport seats, sport model/sport chrono package, active suspension management, larger brakes, and a sport steering wheel.
Finally, Cayman GT4 gets rev-matched downshift technology, a short shifter, adjustable suspension settings, track-oriented brakes, and special interior trim. GT4 RS models get a more powerful version of the 4.0L engine, carbon fibre seats, the dual-clutch transmission, upgraded brakes, automatic seatbelts, and navigation.
You can option most Cayman models with 14- or 18-way power seats; a premium package adds seat ventilation, passive keyless, lane change assist, power-folding mirrors, a heated steering wheel, LED headlights, and a Bose stereo. There are also countless other ways to customize your Cayman.
Cayman and Cayman T are rated for 11.0/8.7 L/100 km (city/highway) with the dual-clutch transmission, and 11.7/8.9 with the standard six-speed. Cayman S’s fuel consumption estimates are 12.2/9.2 with the dual-clutch, and 12.5/9.6 with the six-speed. GTS 4.0 ratings start at 12.3/9.8 with the dual-clutch, while six-speed cars are rated for 14.0/10.0 L/100 km. Finally, the GT4’s ratings are 14.0/10.1 L/100 km (city/highway).
The 718 Cayman’s wide variety of powertrains lets it compete with all kinds of other sports cars, like the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Toyota Supra, BMW Z4 and M4, Audi TT, and Jaguar F-Type.
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