Porsche 718 Cayman T
- May 4, 2021
- Porsche Cayman
- Posted by Paul Stone
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718 Cayman T is an upgraded and more fascinating base model. It has a normally aspirated flat 6-cyl engine and high-end dynamics. However, that greatness also has a six-figure price. Porsche provides the Cayman additional standard features for 2021, such as Apple CarPlay plug-in, auto-dimming rear-view mirrors, bi-xenon car headlights, and two-zone climate control.
The latest model that joins the collection is known as the Porsche GTS; this Porsche Cayman has a normally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six. This engine also provides power to the GT4 RS. However, in the GTS, it generates 29 fewer hp, for an overall 394. Besides, the 6-cyl engine has become working with 7-speed PDK.
Engine, Transmission, and Efficiency:
The base model has a 300 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four. The S version has a turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four that produces 350 hp. However, the 4-cyl offers rapid acceleration, with a harsh noise. Fortunately, the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six corrects Cayman’s noise problems. Besides the intoxicating sound it generates, the 6-cyl produces 394 hp in the GTS 4.0 and 414 hp in the great GT4 RS. Despite which engine you select, every Cayman has a smooth 6-speed manual transmission. If you are not into that, you can buy a rapid-shifting 7-speed PDK with shift paddles. The mid-engine layout and tires provide this sports car with impressive stability and balance on twisty tracks. This car is a classy combination of agile handling and a reasonably comfortable ride.
The Environmental protection agency states that the base Porsche Cayman has approximately 21 miles-per-gallon in the city and 27 miles-per-gallon on the highway. The more efficient S design comes with a rating of 19 miles per gallon city and 25 highway. A manual-equipped GT4 RS has a rating of 16 miles per gallon city and 23 highway.
Interior, Cargo and Comfort:
Understandable gauges, more comfortable seats, and controls provide the luxurious feeling to Cayman Cabin. You can put two bags in the rear trunk and two in the front truck. The optionally available lights are functional as well as visually attractive. It includes Led lights in different parts of the car interior and can be dimmed. The Sport button allows you to choose suspensions in which the focus is either on convenience or sporty efficiency. At the click of the controller, the engine mechanics turn out to be much more direct. Additionally, the sports exhaust system is turned on automatically. With PDK, upshifts occur at increased speeds and downshifts occur more rapidly.
The Porsche Cayman T has some design details to become unique from the rest. The standard 20 inches Carrera S tires, taken from the Porsche 911, with a Titanium Gray surface that is not available in the range of Cayman. This color also appears on the mirror covers. There are Decal Side Door Stickers, as well. In the cabin, the door pulls are accompanied by unique covers.
The exterior look of the Porsche Cayman T is a bit distinct from the standard Porsche Cayman. The car has Porsche Active Suspension Management as standard, the bottom room reduced by 20 millimeters (0.8”) compared to its cousins. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is a damping-control system with two modes (Normal and Sports). The unique 20-inch light-alloy tires are colored with high-gloss titanium gray.
You can match the color of the dashboard and the stitching of the seats with the door pulls – GT Silver, Lizard Green, Guards Red, Racing Yellow are offered. It provides the car interior a sports look. They are minor things. However, they will make the Porsche Cayman T feel different from a basic Porsche Cayman or Porsche Cayman S. The vehicle flanks are outlined by sculpted lines that lead to significant air intakes for cooling the engines. The curved crests create haunches on the tires and fall at the front, center, and back.
Connectivity and Infotainment System:
Porsche Cayman T has a standard touch-screen infotainment system that is simple and gives you a rapid response. Although Porsche charges extra for a few features, including a built-in navigation system and Wi-Fi hotspot, all the models now offer Apple CarPlay. Android Auto is not provided. The sound system can be modified either to a Bose stereo system or a high-cost Burmester system having Twelve speakers with an output of 821 watts.
Basic safety and Driver Assist Options:
It has several driver-assistance systems and standard with front and back auto parking sensors. It has a frontal impact as a mid-engined coupe, its hood serving as a crumple zone, dissipating the forces in the collision. Porsche also designed crumple zones in the back, although the 718 Cayman offers stiff doors to keep the quality of the passenger cabin, along with safety bags. The safety bags are smart and blow up into two stages, depending upon how severe the collision is.
It is possible to increase safety by diving into the equipment list, having an ISOFIX child-seat installation point in the passenger seat, and speed restriction indication all offered.
Significant safety features involve:
- Adaptive cruise control system (that can enhance braking in desperate situations).
- Blind-spot monitoring system.