The new 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S are now arriving at Porsche of Ann Arbor, and if you know what’s good for you, you’ll want to come test drive one soon. The 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S pricing finally makes sense with Porsche pricing the 718 Boxster’s hard-topped cousin below the convertible model. It never made much sense why the coupe had a higher price than the convertible, but those days are finally history.
Starting at just $53,900 ($2,100 below the equivalent 718 Boxster) the new, turbocharged flat-four engine that powers the Porsche 718 Cayman develops an additional 35 horsepower than last year’s model and, more noticeably, also delivers 78 more lb-ft of torque. By the numbers that means the new 718 Cayman with a PDK gearbox and Sport Chrono package will sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, while an identically optioned 718 Cayman S will do it in 4.0; faster than the $93,000 Lotus Evora 400 that we compare it to below.
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|SPECIFICATIONS||2017 718 Cayman||2017 718 Cayman S||2017 Lotus Evora 400||2017 Corvette Grand Sport|
|ENGINE||2.0L Turbocharged 4-cyl||2.5L Turbocharged 4-cyl||3.5L Supercharged V6||6.2L LT1 V8 Engine|
|WEIGHT||2,944 lbs.||2,988 lbs.||3,153 lbs.||3,428 lbs.|
|HORSEPOWER||300 HP||350 HP||400 HP||460 HP|
|TORQUE||280 lb-ft||309 lb-ft||302 lb-ft||465 lb-ft|
|0-60 TIME||4.7 Seconds||4.2 Seconds||4.1 Seconds||3.6 Seconds|
|TOP SPEED||170 MPH||177 MPH||186 MPH||195 MPH|