The Porsche Cayman has gone through several variations, but it is always a sporty vehicle with a sleek, aerodynamic exterior and plenty of power. The most recent Cayman, the 718 Cayman, gives you 300 horsepower to work with and is able to reach 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds, providing more acceleration than you are likely to need on a regular basis. The Cayman stands out from the crowd with its wide, sleek, and low shape and defined formal contours. The air intakes have a horizontal geometry that helps this vehicle stand out. Discover this vehicle and more at Porsche of New Orleans. Contact us today to set up a test drive!
At a glance, it may seem that the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman, the most recent Cayman, is very similar to the previous versions, but when you take a closer look, some of the updates will become obvious. This is the first time that the Porsche Cayman runs on a 4-cylinder engine, for example. In the past, you always had a flat-6 engine, but the 2017 Cayman uses a 2-liter or a 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-4 for 300 or 350 horsepower, an increase of 25 horses compared to the previous Caymans, along with an increase in torque. The Cayman S can now even get up to 60 mph* in 4 seconds.
If you take a closer look at the previous Caymans and the 2017 model, you will also notice a range of minor tweaks to the styling, both inside and out. These include a more muscular appearance on the front end and a new black accent strip between the taillights. You aren’t likely to notice the redesigned chassis, however, until you start driving. The Porsche Cayman has a revised steering stack, firmer sway bars and springs, and returned shock absorbers, improving handling even more. Additionally, the current standard Cayman uses the brake system that was on the previous Cayman S. The new Cayman S adopted 4-piston calipers found on the 911 with 6 mm thicker disks.
The Porsche Cayman has always delivered luxury along with a strong performance. It was introduced to the American market for 2007 as a hardtop variation of the Boxster that was more affordable than the 911, even sharing around 40 percent of its components with the Boxster. Essentially, the Cayman was created as a way to bridge the difference between the Porsche Boxster and the Porsche 911 Carrera that had been introduced in 2005, as these two were separated by a reasonable price difference.
The Cayman S actually made its debut the year before with its turbocharged lineup, a move that is rare in the automotive industry. Below the windows, the Cayman and Boxster are very similar, with a 95.1-ich wheelbase and measuring 70.9 inches wide. Despite this, the Cayman is around half an inch longer and taller than the roadster, and its rear haunches are raised slightly. The second-generation Cayman debuted in 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show before the model was released for 2014, giving it more power and adjusting its handling. Thanks to these changes, it delivered a luxury sports car experience.
With a name like Porsche, you know you are getting a high-end car that is full of style and unbeatable performance. If you are looking for a first-class shopping experience and a chance to test-drive plenty of high-quality vehicles, visit Porsche of New Orleans, right in the heart of Louisiana. Our professionals are ready to help answer any of your questions and get you started with a test drive in your preferred model. We are also proud to supply financing right here at the dealership for those who need it, and our certified mechanics will help you take care of the car for its life. Call us for an appointment today!