According to a few voices, Porsche may have downsized a bit too much when it came to the 718 Cayman’s power units. That’s because the entry-level model now utilizes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, .
While that may not sound like a lot, with 300 PS (295 HP) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque performance is not an issue: the base Cayman hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds with the manual gerabox and 4.9 seconds with the PDK automatic.
Is it a good choice though? According to Edmunds’ senior writer, Carlos Lago, the answer is yes, but only if you view the Cayman as the sum of its parts.
During his review, he found that the Porsche had excellent handling and he seemed quite fond of the styling, too, although the latter is always up for debate. So, as a sports car, the Cayman will surely do its job well and keep its driver thoroughly entertained through the corners.
On the other hand, he wasn’t especially pleased with the engine, taking away points for a poor soundtrack and long gear ratios that didn’t help the car’s real-world performance.
Sure enough, if you’re unhappy with the entry-level Cayman’s speed, you can always upgrade to the Cayman S that has a 2.5-liter flat-four with 350 PS (345 HP) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) and, mated to the PDK, can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4.5 seconds. And, if you want even more, there’s the GTS that’s even more powerful and will get you to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4 seconds flat.