2013 Porsche Cayman review – What Car?

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2013 Porsche Cayman

The Porsche Boxster and Porsche 911 are two of the sports cars available, but all-new, second-generation Porsche has the potential to be even better.

lower, wider and lighter its predecessor, which should it grip harder and feel agile.

What’s more, its metal roof gives it a body than the Boxster, its mid-engined configuration makes the inherently better balanced the rear-engined 911.

As before, there are two models: the Cayman and the more powerful S. The lesser car has a 2.7-litre flat-six while the S uses a slightly version of the 3.4 in the 911 Carrera.

Both send power to the rear through a six-speed manual although Porsche’s seven-speed PDK semi-auto ‘box is available as an

What’s the 2013 Porsche like to drive?

Our test car was the S fitted with the PDK gearbox, and in form the Cayman lives up to its

It’s a relatively light car at (or 1320kg with the manual but you’d swear that was even lower because the changes direction so effortlessly and incredibly flat during

The steering only serves to your faith in the car, precise and beautifully weighted, the standard brakes are powerful and to modulate.

Performance is predictably with 0-62mph taking 4.9 (4.7 if you specify the optional Chrono pack). However, the way that performance is delivered most impressive; the engine its 7600rpm redline quickly and no flat spots, while are so swift there’s barely any in acceleration.

The PDK ‘box is just as impressive you’re in less of a hurry, smoothly between gears in mode.

That said, we recommend adding the optional shifters for those times you want to control it manually – standard wheel-mounted buttons are to use.

Another option we’d be to specify is the switchable sports which enhances the already engine note at the press of a

Porsche Cayman

The amount of road roar the Cayman generates over motorway surfaces is less but little wind noise the cabin, and the ride is surprisingly

What’s the 2013 Porsche like inside?

Virtually identical to the Boxster, means it’s pretty Everything you touch, prod or feels beautifully built. more, there’s plenty of for two, the driving position is about perfect and forward is superb.

True, over-the-shoulder is more restricted than it is in a and the centre console is rather with buttons. However, the does have a decent of space for luggage, thanks to its bays at the front and the rear of the

Should I buy one?

Absolutely. The is one of the best-handling sports cars at any price, as well as one of the most

It’s even great because the range-topping S model a 911 Carrera by £23,000, yet is barely any rapid.

What Car?

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