Porsche 718 Cayman: Built to win
Make or break
Following the launch of its roadster counterpart, the 718 Boxster, Porsche has unveiled an all-new 718 Cayman model. Just like its predecessor, the Cayman is named after the Porsche 718 race car — a historical champion which delivered countless podium finishes in the 1960s. Made to break the mould, the model sports four-cylinder flat engines with turbocharging capabilities. It is then no surprise that this coupé accelerates from zero to 100km per hour in 4.7 seconds, with more power output and better fuel economy to boot.
Visually resembling the Boxster, the Cayman's exterior is low, wide and sleek. Its bodywork is sculpted with distinctive contours and athletic details, such as the prominent air intakes at the front, sides and low side profile; the narrow front lights; and the exterior V-shaped mirrors. The rear exhibits a high-gloss black accent strip and redesigned slim taillights wired by a three-dimensional tech visible through the clear glass. Viewed from the side, the wings and side sill strike a masculine silhouette.
Likewise, the interior is designed for an optimum sporty performance. The redefined cockpit boasts a steering wheel derived from the supreme 918 Spyder motorsport. Its characteristic ascending centre console shortens the reach between the steering wheel and the gear selector, allowing drivers full driving focus. Completing the supercar's luxe comfort is the latest generation of the Porsche Communication Management — a 7-inch multi-touchscreen boasting wireless smartphone connection, Apple CarPlay and voice control.
Porsche 718 Cayman is available for viewing at Porsche Centre Singapore.