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Porsche 718 Cayman line revealed

Team OD  /
26 Apr 2016 19:31:00 IST

Within weeks of unveiling the 718 Boxster, Porsche has taken the wraps off its coupe sibling - the 718 Cayman. As expected, it chucks the lovely flat sixes for new flat-four turbocharged powertrains. The 718 Cayman, therefore, will now come with two new engine options - a 2.0l for the base and a 2.4l for the S variant. While the 2.0l is good for 300PS and 380Nm, the 2.4l unit puts out 350PS and 420Nm.

718 Cayman

Both the engines have identical power outputs to their counterparts in the 718 Boxster, but are quicker to the ton (4.7s and 4.2s respectively, compared to the 718 Boxster's 5.1s and 4.6s). Top speed of the 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S is rated at 275kmph and 285kmph respectively. Both the engines come mated to a six-speed manual transmission by default, though consumers can also spec the car with a PDK dual-clutch automatic.

718 Cayman 2

The 718 Cayman also gets a revised suspension geometry, improvement in the directness of the steering rack, bigger brakes and wider rear wheels. The optional PASM suspension drops the ride height by 10mm/20mm for the Cayman / Cayman S.

718 Cayman 3

The exterior gets new taillights, revised headlights, a gloss black appliqué between the taillights and new bumpers. On the inside, it gets kit and steering from the previous Cayman's GTS variant.

Expect the 718 Cayman to arrive into India later this year, however, the fortunes of the 718 Cayman S for India are as blurred as those the 718 Boxster S.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 81.63 Lakhs
Displacement
1988cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
300
Max Torque(Nm)
380
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1.02 Crore
Displacement
3436cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
315
Max Torque(Nm)
360
Mileage
12.1 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1.05 Crore
Displacement
3436cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
325
Max Torque(Nm)
370
Mileage
12.1 Kmpl

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