Porsche 718 Cayman

Used Porsche Cayman 718

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Porsche 718 Cayman Duo

The Porsche Cayman is a beautifully balanced sports car, which was was first launched in 2005. Essentially, the Cayman was a coupé version of the popular Porsche Boxster convertible.

Today, the Cayman is referred to as the 718 Cayman, with 718 being a nod to Porsche racing cars from the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Here we will be focusing on the 'fourth generation' 718 Cayman, or '982 generation' as many enthusiasts refer to it. The Porsche 718 Cayman first came along in 2016 - which was also the first time the 718 part was added to the Cayman and Boxster name.

Reasons to consider the Porsche 718 Cayman as a used car are listed below.

  • One of the finest handling sports cars on sale
  • A variety of exciting versions
  • Hugely fast and fun
  • More affordable than a Porsche 911

Engines and Driving Experience

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

The Cayman has long been renowned for offering a text book sports car package, with incredible handling and a variety of exciting versions. All engines are petrol powered and consist of:

718 Cayman/718 Cayman T: 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, 296bhp, 0 to 62mph in 5.1 seconds (manual), 4.9 seconds (PDK) or 4.7 seconds (PDK with Sport Chrono Package)

718 Cayman S: 2.5-litre 4-cylinder, 345bhp, 0 to 62mph in 4.6 seconds (manual), 4.4 seconds (PDK) or 4.2 seconds (PDK with Sport Chrono Package)

718 Cayman GTS 4.0: 4.0-litre flat 6-cylinder, 394bhp, 0 to 62mph in 4.5 seconds (manual) or 4.0 seconds (PDK) *Sport Chrono Package is standard on both transmissions

718 Cayman GT4: 4.0-litre flat 6-cylinder, 414bhp, 0 to 62mph in 4.4 seconds (manual) or 3.9 seconds (PDK) *Sport Chrono Package is standard on both transmissions

718 Cayman GT4 RS: 4.0-litre flat 6-cylinder, 493bhp, 0 to 62mph in 3.4 seconds (PDK only)

An entry-level Cayman is said to be one of the purist sports car experiences available, especially when opting for a manual gearbox. However, there is always scope for more power and this will all depend on your personal preference. No matter which 718 Cayman you choose, you won't be disappointed with the thrill and driver feedback.

Practicality and Running Costs

Porsche 718 Cayman

Nobody buys a sports car for practicality, but because the 718 Cayman adopts a mid-engined layout, you get a useful 'frunk' and boot. Both of these spaces add up to 405 litres of space (130 in the 'frunk' and 275 in the rear boot).

Rivals such as the BMW M2, Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé and Audi TT RS offer 390, 407 and 305 litres respectively. The Porsche therefore matches the BMW and Jaguar, although splitting the boot space will mean you can't fit large items in the Porsche, like you can in the BMW and Jaguar.

Being a low sports car, getting in and out is will be easier for some and harder for others, but once inside there is plenty of head and legroom for most drivers. You even get a decent-sized glove box and some useful cup holders too.

As for running costs, Porsche sports cars are some of the most focused available and require specialist care, which naturally isn't cheap. However, our partners at Stratstone Porsche will be able to take the best care of any Porsche 718 Cayman model.

Interior, Technology and Safety

Porsche 718 Cayman Interior

The interior of any 718 Cayman is a focused affair, which makes the driver feel very much a part of the occasion.

Alcantara is scattered everywhere, a trend we see in many sports and supercars and adds to the high quality fit and finish to the 718 Cayman's cabin. Clear dials and a crisp central infotainment screen ensure everything feels sharp and modern, which all tie up nicely to ensure the 718 Cayman interior is a fine place to spend time.

Entry-level 718 Cayman models can be surprisingly weak in their standard features, with things like leather being a cost option, so when buying used, look for examples that were specified generously from new.

As for safety, the 718 Cayman has not received a Euro NCAP score due to its higher sports car price and exclusivity. That said, the 718 Cayman range features safety tech which includes adaptive cruise control, airbags, lane departure warning and ISOFIX for the passenger seat.

Is the Porsche 718 Cayman right for me?

If you're in the market for a properly exciting sports car, that has superb refinement, a choice of sought-after models and of course a Porsche badge, the 718 Cayman is a fine choice indeed.

As with all cars, there are alternatives to consider. A BMW M2 costs less and is actually more powerful and quicker than most 718 Cayman variants. A Jaguar F-TYPE again offers more power and pace in some variants, along with having better grand touring capabilities. An Audi TT could well be a better daily car, but is nowhere near as sharp or special as the 718 Cayman.

Overall, the Porsche 718 Cayman feels more focused as a sports car but if you want a bit more daily usability, then the BMW, Jaguar and Audi could well be worth thinking about too.

Why purchase a used Porsche 718 Cayman through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.