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Porsche 718 Cayman

Priced from $123,900 +Orc

The Legend Lives, Again.

Picking up from where the 1963 718 GTR Coupe left off, the new 718 Cayman is not only out to carry this legacy forward, but to forge one of it’s own.

With an acute focus on lightweight construction and mid-engine power, the 4-cylinder turbocharged engine beats with the same fighting spirit that delivered countless podium finishes under the iconic 718 badge.

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Taking the 'Everyday' out of Every Day.

Concept

The new 718 Cayman was made for the sport of it. It's a mid-engined roadster that unites the sporting spirit of the legendary Porsche 718 with the sports car of tomorrow - and transfers it to the roads of today's world. With one goal: to take the everyday out of every day.

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Drive

Creating more power is still no challenge. Not unless it's done the Porsche way - by seeking to achieve a noticeable reduction in fuel consumption at the same time. The result is an increase of up to 25 kW (35 hp) and 100 Nm - together with a decrease of up to 14 % in fuel consumption and emissions. And the fun is only just beginning.

The new 718 Cayman comes equipped with variable turbine geometry (VTG). Adjustable guide vanes on the turbine act to combine the benefits of a small and a large exhaust turbocharger. Derived from the proven 911 Turbo and adapted specifically for the 718 Cayman, this technology helps to deliver excellent responsiveness at low engine speeds and provide a high maximum power output.

Chassis

Anyone can follow the straight and narrow. Only the corner is the true test of mettle. Only in the corner does a sports car really become a sports car. So it's all the more important to have a chassis that can master any sporting challenge. And be a match for the high power output of the engine.

The same applies, of course, to the new direct steering system. Its ratio is even more direct by comparison with the previous models and it provides even greater turn-in agility. The extra half an inch on the width of the rear wheels helps to improve both performance and stability. The axle components are for the most part made of aluminium, which keeps the vehicle weight and unsprung masses low. The wide track, long wheelbase and specific chassis construction help to deliver particularly precise and agile handling.

The PASM sports suspension is available as an option for the new 718 Cayman. The body sits 20 mm lower. The springs are harder and shorter, and the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles are stiffer. The result is another plus for performance - combined with a surprisingly high level of comfort.

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Comfort

Featuring four inconspicuous sensors in the rear end and another four sensors in the front end, the standard ParkAssist audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected behind or in front of the vehicle.

Options include: A reversing camera for precise reverse parking and maneuvering Lane Change Assist, available as an option, uses radar sensors to monitor the areas to the rear of the vehicle and the blind spots on either side. Above a speed of 15 km/h, the system issues a visual warning signal in the door mirror panel whenever a vehicle rapidly approaches your vehicle from behind or enters one of your blind spots. Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)*, this enhanced version of cruise control actively regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. A radar sensor scans the road ahead up to a distance of 200 m. In addition, coasting is now possible even while adaptive cruise control is active. *only available with PDK transmission.

Model Specifications


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718 Cayman
Max. output220kW
Combined fuel cons.7.4L/100km
Max. torque380Nm
0-100 km/h5.1 Seconds
Priced from $123,900 +Orc
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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Retail price includes 15% GST and does not include on-road costs. Fuel consumption tested in accordance with EC directive 80/1268/EC. Consumption measured on European specification cars. Images shown are for marketing purposes only, and may reference models not available in New Zealand.

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