Which Porsche 718 Cayman Is the Fastest?

Porsche has a variety of vehicles in the 2021 lineup, five of which are a Cayman. The Porsche 718 Cayman lineup is composed of five different coupe options at various prices and power levels. If you are looking for a convertible or roadster option, you’ll want to check out the Porsche 718 Boxster lineup.

The Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0

The Porsche 718 Cayman GTS on display
A Porsche Cayman 718 GTS luxury automobile | Wolfram Schroll/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 starts at $87,400 for the manual and goes up to $91,130 for the automatic. This version gets 394 hp and has a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package. The engine is a naturally aspirated boxer six. The top speed for this option comes in at 182 mph on the track. It comes with a manual transmission standard, and the aforementioned package adds an upgraded sport-tuned suspension and exhaust.

A solid option: The Porsche 718 Cayman S

The 718 Cayman is the base model option. It starts at $72,500 and gets 350 hp. It has a 4.4 second 0-60 mph time. The top speed is 177 mph on the track for this option. If you want the manual transmission option, the price goes up to $75,710. It has a turbocharged boxer four engine under the hood. The 718 Cayman S is the most affordable of the faster options.

Middle ground: 718 Cayman T

The 718 Cayman T is going to be a bit different. This one starts at $69,600 but has a few options like the Sport Chrono Package. It has a turbocharged boxer four engine under the hood. The 0-60 mph time is 4.9 seconds with that package. It gets 300 hp and has a top track speed of 170 mph. If you want the manual transmission option, the price goes up to $73,330.

Is the Porsche 718 Cayman a good car?

The 718 Cayman starts at $60,500. This one gets 300 hp and has a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 170 mph and also comes in an automatic transmission. It has the same turbocharged boxer four engine under the hood. In a review by Car and Driver, the author noted, “the Cayman’s otherworldly chassis provides an open line of communication between the driver, the car, and the road.”

It might not be the fastest on the list, but it is a pretty fair middle ground to land on. Car and Driver said this model was missing a little audio magic from the engine, but overall it got the job done.

The crème de la crème: The 718 Cayman GT4

The 718 Cayman GT4 starts at $101,200 and has been dubbed “Perfectly irrational” by Porsche itself. “No mild breath of air. No gentle breeze. The signs show a storm is brewing. A glance at 718 Cayman GT4 is enough to see: air resistance is not an issue,” the brand said about the aerodynamics of the GT4.

The GT4 has a top speed of 189 mph with a manual transmission and a 0-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds. For the automatic, the top speed is 188 mph, and the 0-60 mph time is 3.7 seconds. The max power came in at 414 hp from the naturally aspirated boxer-six engine. The curb weight for the manual GT4 is 3,208 pounds, and for the automatic, it came in at 3,276 pounds.

Even though the competition is fierce, the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and GT4 are impressive. Car and Driver left us with one final note worth reading, “This car is a sublime mix of heady handling and a relatively relaxed ride.”

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