Is the 718 Cayman S the Most Practical Two-Seater on Sale Today?
The Porsche 718 Cayman S is the smallest car on sale from the brand. Can it be the most practical two seats sports car on the market?
The Porsche 718 Cayman S is a familiar shape with an all-new engine. The 718 is the first Porsche since the 968 to offer a four-cylinder engine. The new turbocharged flat-four replaces the iconic flat-six of the previous Cayman. Although it is down on cylinders it is up on power, with 350 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The 718 Cayman S is very quick, nailing it to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Porsche has spent time engineering the latest chassis to provide amazing handling and capability on track, but what about the daily drive?
The 718 Cayman S is a very practical sports car, possibly the most practical. In the market of two seat sports cars, they biggest limitation is storage. Cars like the Mazda MX-5 and the Jaguar F-Type suffer from limited trunk space. Having the engine up front and the trunk over the rear suspension and differential means space is very limited. The 718 has the engine in the middle and makes use of both the front trunk(frunk) and the rear trunk. This gives the 718 a huge advantage for daily driving practicality. The only sports car that gives the 718 a run for its money is the Chevrolet Corvette. The larger rear hatch on the Corvette provides a lot of storage, but the car is also a bit wider and larger then the 718.
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In this video, Youtuber Sam from the Seen Through Glass channel, is picking up his new daily driver. As you can guess it is a 718 Cayman S and it is also his first Porsche. He give us a tour of his new Cayman and why he chose it as his next car. He takes us along for a test drive and points out how much he loves the over-boost button. For 20 seconds the turbocharger gives extra boost to allow you to pass or just blast out of a corner. Let us know what you think of his choice in the comments.