Four appeal

Stuttgart, 21 April 2016

The excitement has settled slightly. Recently, we could experience the effects of the first Porsche four-cylinder turbo engine on his own body in the new 718 Boxster. He sounded a little getting used to and the old Porsche magic lacked a bit in the last third of the speed. Otherwise it was as expected: Porsche has built an absolutely fabulous small engine, which pulls the old six-cylinder cleaner in the passage into pieces and also consumes a scarce liters of less. Why we tell you? Because after the Roadster Coupé now also benefit from four pots and forced ventilation. Curtain on for the new Porsche 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S.

Much more, much faster

As you can imagine safely, the hard facts 718 Boxster differ too much from those of open brother. Also the 718 Cayman gets with the 2.0 litre turbo Boxer 300 HP and 380 nm (plus 25 HP and 90 nm). The 718 Cayman S in the future has 2.5 liter engine, 350 HP and 420 Newton metres. 25 HP and 50 nm are more than before. Moreover a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry is compared to the normal Cayman in its engine room. This is used only in the Porsche 911 Turbo, provides better response and more thrust higher speed climes. The standard consumption decrease in the best of worlds (with dual-clutch PDK) as in the 718 Boxster to 6.9 and 7.3 liter, respectively. At the traffic light duel, 718-siblings take nothing. The new Cayman creates the 0-100 km/h Sprint with PDK and now in 4.7 seconds, the Cayman S the whole optional sports Chrono package done in 4.2 seconds. Thus, they beat their semi-rigid predecessors to 0.7 or 0.5 seconds. The speed limits are at 275 and 285 km/h.

Fine ground driving dynamics

With everything that you need except a clever engine still in terms of driving dynamics, the 718 Boxster also benefits the 718 Cayman of the achievements. There's a newly tuned suspension with stiffer rear axle, wider rear wheels, firmer springs and stabilizers, and new shock absorbers, which should get even better the balancing act between everyday life and "Driving, like a horny pig". Also new: The ten per cent more direct steering out of the 911 Turbo, as well as two adaptive Sport suspension: for both variants of the Cayman a PASM suspension is offered with 10 mm lowering, only for the Cayman S, there are the undercarriage with 20 mm lowering. The driving efforts are complemented by stronger brakes. In the 718 Cayman, the stopper of the old Cayman S in the future come to the course, the 781 Cayman S Gets the plant from the 911 Carrera.

For the first time cheaper than the Boxster

Inside the porschophile contemporary recognizes 718 Cayman changed air vents as well as the new sport steering wheel in the 918 Spyder style. The latter now has the new vehicle dynamics switch, in conjunction with the sport Chrono package settings normal, sport, sport plus and allows individual. Of course also 718-Cayman customers about Porsches can look forward new Infotainment system, which included Apple CarPlay itself can chalk up a significantly improved operation and an advanced Smartphone connection. Analog to the new Boxster, the Cayman from the outside is slightly streamlined, slightly clearer and more adult. The dark tail lights, as well as the striking black bar at the rear are most obvious distinguishing feature. Market launch of the 718 Caymen and 718 Cayman S is end of September 2016. surprising going on in prices: the Cayman is that for the first time cheaper than the Boxster. At least 51.623 euro apply for 718-base model, which starts at 64.118 euros 718 Cayman S. Compared to its predecessor, the prices changed so only marginally. The 718 Boxster is each less than 2,000 euros more expensive. (black & white)