2017 Porsche Cayman is now get 718 name

The Cayman was first launched in 2005, it was a sort of coupe version of the Boxster, although in all truth, it was more the baby brother of the Boxster thanks to the power deficit. It’s considered to be the entry level of Porsche ownership, although that doesn’t make it as cheap as it sounds!

It went through a facelift in 2009 and the 2017 version will be more like a mid-cycle refresh; there are a number of updates but nothing significant, certainly in the styling department at least.

2017 Porsche Cayman Release date

The 2017 Porsche Cayman has been in the dealerships for a number of months now – if it is something that you’re interested in, talk to your local dealer!

2017 Porsche Cayman Price

Obviously, Porsche ownership isn’t for everyone, it is a premium brand. However, when compared to the rest of the market, you can see that they’re pretty good value; prices for the base 2017 Cayman start in the region of $54,000 for the manual transmission, but if you want the PDK version, you’ll need to add a further $3,200 to that price.

2017 Porsche Cayman Specs

As we’re dealing with a sports car, let’s look under the hood (so to speak) first; gone are the flat-six engines to be replaced by a 2.0 liter flat-four with turbo charging – good enough for 300 BHP, 0 – 60 in 4.9 seconds and a 170 MPH top end - the figures of Porsche 911 of previous generations. Of course there will be hotter versions available. In fact, the Cayman now makes the same power as the Boxster.

2017 Porsche Cayman Video

2017 Porsche Cayman Redesign and changes

Getting on for the rest of the car, we’ve said there are no major changes to the style, but there are a number of smaller changes, both visually and mechanically.

The suspension has been completely revised, giving even sharper handling and quicker direction change, the steering wheel in now based on the 911 wheel, an updated aero package and revised rear diffuser, redesigned dashboard and instrument cluster, 3D LED tail lights, new bi-xenon lighting, reshaped front grille, restyled Daytime Running Lights, wider front end, new bumpers and larger air intakes.

As you can see, no major significant change, but lots of smaller changes.

2017 Porsche Cayman Interior

Inside the cabin, Porsche have fitted the new Porsche Communication Management System with cell connectivity, giving a true hands-free experience and there is a 110w Sound Package Plus system.

Porsche are hoping to hit around 240 cars per day coming off the production line toward the end of the year, we think that the demand is there for possibly a little higher than that.

2016-10-5 by Luke Widmeyer