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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

Idea 718

The new Cayman is the sequel that continues the 718 era. At their heart, a four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine beats with the same fighting spirit that delivered countless podium finishes. In them lives the will to break away from standards. And to inspire conviction. So it is entirely appropriate that they, too, should bear these three digits in their name and carry the 718 legend forward.

— Notable Standard Features —

  • 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine producing 220 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm
  • 18-inch Boxster and Cayman wheels
  • Four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers in red, front and rear
  • Bi-Xenon main headlights
  • Centrally positioned single-tube tailpipe
  • SPORT button
  • Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including mobile phone preparation and Sound Package Plus
  • Net-type wind deflector


Precise, not fanciful. Self-assured, not restrained. Low, wide and sleek. The exterior design of the new 718 models ushers in a new era for the Cayman with sporty, distinctive edges and clearly defined formal contours.


Intuitive handling, performance-oriented ergonomics, a clean design. The interior of the new 718 models is also fully geared for sporty performance. All ideal prerequisites for a sporty, active lifestyle. The details? They're down to you. Choose from a comprehensive selection of personalization options and a new range of materials and colors.


The newly developed four-cylinder turbocharged engines with the customary Porsche horizontally opposed arrangement will surely raise the adrenaline level of the driver. Acceleration is tremendous - even in the low rpm range. This quality is supplemented by an engine map configured to offer the rev limits typical of a sports car. This means high compression and a high engine speed combined with good modulation of power output. Every drive becomes a sporting event -no matter how fast you go.


The 718 models are equipped with a smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission optimally matched to the respective engine map. The shift throws are sporty and short, and shift effort is low. This means short shift times for an engaging driving experience. The drive becomes even more dynamic in conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package: in SPORT and SPORT PLUS mode, the dynamic throttle-blip function ensures the optimum engine speed for every downshift, a more emotional driving experience and an impressive sound.



The new 718 models offers advanced airbag technology in the form of full-size driver and front passenger airbags, which are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident. They also feature driver and passenger knee airbags.

All 718 models are also equipped with the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP). It comprises side impact protection elements in the doors and two airbags on each side. An integral thorax airbag is located in each seat side bolster, while door panels each contain an upwards-inflating head airbag.


Rain. Fog. Darkness. Nothing that would faze a genuine athlete. That's why all 718 models are equipped with Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights.

At the rear, the three-dimensional design of the tail lights incorporating four-point brake lights leave a lasting impression. For powerful illumination, all function are implemented by LED technology.



Intelligent lightweight construction is integral to the Porsche identity. This identity is expressed in the form of a high proportion of aluminum, magnesium, plastics and super high-strength sheet steels. All materials have been strategically selected, and the paints used are predominantly environmentally friendly water-based paints. Each lightweight material is easily recyclable and all plastic components are labelled to facilitate future separation for recycling. In all, the new 718 Cayman models are around 95% recoverable.


All Porsche models - including the 718 models - are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10%, e.g. 'E10'. Ethanol has a positive impact on the CO2 balance because it is derived from plants that absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.



On the new 718 Cayman models, the front luggage compartment holds 5.3 cu. ft. At the rear of the new 718 Cayman, there is space for 9.7 cu.ft. Thanks to the shelf above the engine cover, there is even enough room to accommodate the longer items of your belongings.


Sound Package Plus

Sound Package Plus delivers excellent sound. It comprises eight loudspeakers with 150 watts in the new 718 Cayman. The amplifier integrated into PCM optimally adapts the acoustic pattern in the vehicle interior to the driver and passenger.


The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

The enhanced Porsche Communication Management us your central control unit for all infotainment applications and is standard equipment in all models. The PCM features a high-resolution touch display with integrated proximity sensor which allows simple and convenient operation.


Porsche Tequipment

With the Porsche Tequipment range of accessories developed specifically for 718 models, you can style your 718 entirely to your own preference. From the start, the same rules apply to our vehicles also apply to the products of Porsche Tequipment: developed, tested and proven at the Development Center in Weissach. By the same Porsche engineers and designers who made your car. Designed with the complete vehicle in mind and precisely tailored to your Porsche.

And your original car warranty? It will remain completely intact, whichever Tequipment products you ask your Porsche dealer to fit.