By: Abir Nasser Eldine
Not many people own or drive a Porsche, but that hasn’t stop the elite German brand from maintaining the strong bond with its Fans by engaging and delivering a one of its kind driving and exploring excellence driving experience !
Yet, Elegance, speed, stability and power are the least to describe the beauty and performance of the new Cayman 718 during our tour on the streets of Kuwait while leaving the action do all the talking. The sporty and fashionable look caught all eyes from its vivid metallic color to the attractive burgundy and chrome dashboard!
Hence, before getting to the technical specs of this Exclusvie piece, the 718 Cayman is the Perfect two seats sports car yet powerful and convenient that any stylish and Connoisseur driver could long for!
With the debut of the new 718 Cayman, Porsche is completing the family of mid-engine sports cars. Under the shared 718 model name, Roadster and Coupé are moving closer together both technically and optically. Now, for the first time, the 718 Cayman and the 718 Boxster have engines with equal output. The four-cylinder flat engine with turbocharging in the 718 Cayman produces 220 kW (300 hp) from two litres of displacement, 18 kW (25 hp) more than in the predecessor model.
The 718 Cayman S achieves 257 kW (350 hp) with 2.5 litres of displacement, similarly resulting in a power gain of 18 kW (25 hp). Another piece of good news for fans of the sport coupé: the hard-top two-seater is now priced lower than the roadsters for the first time – similar to the 911 models. With the introduction of the turbocharged four-cylinder flat engines, the 718 Cayman with PDK gearbox and Sport Chrono Package accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.
A 718 Cayman S with comparable equipment completes this sprint in 4.2 seconds. The top speed of the 718 Cayman is 275 km/h, and the 718 Cayman S can reach a speed of 285 km/h. With its completely retuned chassis, the mid-engine coupé now more than ever represents a model of driving dynamics.