Porsche Cayman – Porsche – Motor Sport Magazine

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Porsche Cayman

Engine six cylinders

Power 275bhp

Torque 214lb ft @ 4500-6500rpm

six-speed manual, rearwheel

0-62mph 5.7sec

Top speed

Economy 34.4mpg

May your God you the Porsche bore. In clumps can be found, huddled over of muddy ale discussing the finer of Stuttgart’s finest. Subjects include whether a proper can ever be cooled by water, or a relationship with a friend survive their purchase of a with an open roof, gearbox, four-wheel drive or apocalyptically awful combination of the They’ll tell you they’ve driven a 911 Turbo that was as as

the standard car upon which it was and that wide-bodied 911s at the very heart of what the 911 great in the first place. than anything else, will tell you that, it comes to Porsche sports less is more. That is the without which no one can hope to their way through an evening the Porsche bores.

But now you will be able to say you have the exception to this once-presumed rule. It is the basic Porsche . How we loved to say with the previous that you didn’t need the big and firmer suspension of the ‘S’ model, or the slip differential from the sheet. Well now you do.

By the standards of the S (if by no other), about which you may I became quite giddy two ago, the entry level is a disappointment.

Porsche Cayman

Powered by a 2.7-litre engine actually has fractionally more than the 2.9-litre motor in the Cayman, what it lacks is And it is torque that brings the to life.

In normal driving you know what you’re The Cayman is just as sweet to as its more muscular brother, a gearchange of equal and exemplary The engine is so smooth it seems that it has six separate combustion all individually igniting their – I’ve driven electric with motors not appreciably than this.

But who ever bought a Cayman to normally? You can’t get a tan as you can in a Boxster, or off to your mates as you might in a or load up your family and off on holiday or the school run as you can with a or Panamera. The

Cayman’s great is that it’s really for driving.

And that’s where cheaper version falls The fact that it’s not so quick in a straight line as the ‘S’ is the of its problems. More serious is the lack of torque has the effect of the car feel slightly overgeared, but can always be mitigated by changing

What’s less easy to is its failure to make the chassis alive. The torque of the bigger ideally coupled with differential, allows you to make the of the car’s phenomenal traction, you out of corners in a way this Cayman Mid-corner, too, there’s the to influence your direction of and, if you take your to the track as many will, do skids.

The basic car just understeers.

It mean to sound critical of a car I liked very much and I’d not have put it this way had I driven it the Cayman S. Still, I must as I find. If you are about to take plunge and plan to buy the standard car some Porsche bore you less is more, please the word of another: not this it isn’t.

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