The 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine
The standard models are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. The unit develops 300 hp at 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque is 280 lb.-ft.
The 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine
The S models draw their power from a capacity of 2.5 liters. The result is 350 hp at 6,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 309 lb.-ft. is available across an impressively wide range from 1,900 to 4,500 rpm. This engine – like the engine in the 911 Turbo – also comes equipped with variable turbine geometry (VTG). Top track speed is 177 mph.
PTV is an optional system for enhancing driving dynamics and stability. Operating in conjunction with a mechanical rear differential lock, it works by varying the amount of torque transmitted to the rear wheels.
At low and medium vehicle speeds, PTV significantly increases agility and steering precision. At high speeds and under acceleration out of corners, the mechanically controlled rear differential lock also acts to provide greater driving stability and traction.
For the driver, this means strong resistance to destabilizing side forces, outstanding traction and great agility at every speed – with precise turn-in and well-balanced load transfer characteristics.
Auto start/stop switches off the engine when the driving speed falls below 4 mph, such as when you are approaching a red light. As soon as you release the clutch or depress the accelerator pedal, the engine restarts – swiftly and smoothly.
In conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), a coasting function becomes available when the situation allows. The engine is decoupled from the transmission to avoid deceleration caused by engine braking. This way, optimum use is made of the vehicle's momentum, enabling it to coast for longer distances.
6-Speed Manual Transmission
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.
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
7-speed PDK, featuring both a manual and an automatic mode, is available as an option and offers extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power.
Anyone can follow the straight and narrow. Only the corner is the true test of mettle. Only in the corner does a sport car really become a sport car. So it's all the more important to have a chassis that can master any sporting challenge. And be a match for the high power output of the engine.
The suspension components are for the most part made of aluminium, which keeps the vehicle weight and unsprung masses low. The wide track, long wheelbase and specific chassis construction help to deliver particularly precise and agile handling.
Optional PASM, the electronic damping control system, continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. In addition, the body sits 10 mm lower.
PASM has two modes, which can be selected using a separate button on the center console: 'Normal', which is a blend of performance and comfort, and 'Sport' where the setup is much firmer.
The results are tangible: increased driving stability, improved comfort and enhanced performance.
The new 718 Cayman models are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) – an automatic control system for helping to maintain stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance.
In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package, PSM is supplemented by a 'Sport' mode. It allows a significantly more sporty driving style, with PSM remaining active in the background. For a further enhancement to your driving experience.
The new 718 Cayman S come equipped with variable turbine geometry (VTG). Adjustable guide vanes on the turbine act to combine the benefits of a small and a large exhaust turbocharger. Derived from the proven 911 Turbo and adapted specifically for the 718 S models, this technology helps to deliver excellent responsiveness at low engine speeds and to provide a high maximum power output.
With the standard sports exhaust system on all 718 models, the already powerful sound of the mid-mounted engine becomes even more intense – at the push of a button. Sports tailpipes in stainless steel with a high-gloss finish in a choice of black or silver colour are optionally available.
The wings? Unmistakably Porsche. Higher than the front lid, they have been styled to give prominence to the new design of the headlight units. New exterior mirrors have a v-shaped mirror base. The wheel arches are designed for wheels up to 20 inches in size. The taillights are slimline, their inner workings fashioned three-dimensionally. Four LED brake spot lights are incorporated into each of the horizontal rear light units. The wing above extends automatically at a speed of TBD mph, reducing lift.
The new Cayman models each come equipped with distinctively styled 18-inch wheels. The S models are fitted with 19-inch wheels introducing two new rim designs.
On all 718 models, the wheels are light alloy – a sports car hallmark. An extra half an inch has been added to the width of the rear wheels. This provides greater stability and overall enhanced cornering performance, in conjunction with the new generation of summer tires. A selection of 20-inch wheels is available in our range of options.
The new sport steering wheel with its puristic design, the ascending center console, three round instruments with the tachometer positioned in the center: everything in the interior is intended to put the driver first. All buttons and functions are intuitive to operate, all information is always at hand.
New Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with 7-inch multitouchscreen and optional navigation module enhances form and function with a further component: near-boundless possibilities. The optional Porsche Connect or Porsche Connect Plus module is the driver's gateway to the digital world.
The instrument cluster with 4.6-inch color screen provides you with a continuous stream of data from the on-board computer. It also displays the map of the optional navigation system, delivers various warnings and reminds you of your chosen communication and audio settings.
The materials are no less suited to the sporty challenge. Leather and Alcantara® are easy to grip, while the firmly padded sport seats provide support during dynamic cornering maneuvers.
Fully electric Sport seats
The optional fully electric Sport seats offer power adjustment of seat height, backrest angle, squab angle and squab depth. Also electrically operated are the fore/aft adjustment, four-way lumbar support and even the steering column. The included memory package stores a range of settings, including the positions of both exterior mirrors and all driver's seat and steering wheel positions.
Sport seats Plus
Available as an option are Sport seats Plus in leather with electric backrest adjustment as well as mechanical height and fore/aft adjustment. The side bolsters on the squab and backrest have a firmer, sportier padding and provide even better lateral support.
Adaptive Sport seats Plus
As an upgraded version of the Sport seats Plus, they combine all the features of the fully electric Sport seats and add power adjustment of the side bolsters on the squab and backrest.
Seat heating and ventilation
Seat heating is available as an option for all seats.
The sport steering wheel with threespoke design is lightweight and functional. The small center pad and the chrome ring encircling the Porsche Crest – both derived from the steering wheel of the 918 Spyder – reinforce its sporty character.
In conjunction with PDK, the sport steering wheel features two alloyed gearshift paddles offering particularly short shift throws.
GT sport steering wheel
The new, optional GT sport steering wheel has a smaller diameter. The spokes are finished in black, while the spokes are trimmed Galvano Silver and are fastened by screws. For a motorsport-derived look? Definitely. Above all, though, to emulate a motorsport driving feel.
Heating and multifunction controls are optionally available for all steering wheels. These give you fingertip access to the 4.6-inch color display and therefore the on-board computer as well as many audio, telephone and navigation functions.
A lot can be expected of a genuine sport car. The mid-engine concept of the 718 models impresses not only by delivering superbly agile driving dynamics, but also by affording two luggage compartments.
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.
In the interior, too, clever storage solutions offer plenty of space. The compartment under the armrest – when combined with the optional Porsche Connect or Porsche Connect Plus module – becomes the ideal interface between your smartphone and your 718 model. Further convenience is provided, for example, in the form of two compartments in the doors, clothes hooks on the seat backrests and two cupholders above the glove compartment.
The new 718 models are equipped with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers. The brake calipers come with a black finish – red on the S model. Brake disc diameters are 330 mm at the front and 299 mm at the rear.
The brake calipers have an enclosed monobloc construction.
The brake discs are crossdrilled and internally vented, which helps to provide improved wet braking and optimum cooling.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
Proven in motorsport, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option.
The new 718 models offer 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 the door panels each contain an upwards-inflating head airbag.
All 718 models are equipped with Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights.
At the rear, the three-dimensional design of the taillights incorporating four-point brake lights leaves a lasting impression. All functions are implemented by LED technology.
Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)
The Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus), which include expressive four-point daytime running lights and headlight cleaning system, are available as an option.
Available as an option this enhanced version of cruise control actively regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front.
Lane Change Assist
New Lane Change Assist, available as an option, uses radar sensors to monitor the areas to the rear of the vehicle and the blind spots on either side.
ParkAssist and reversing camera
Featuring four inconspicuous sensors in the front and rear ends, standard ParkAssist audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected around the vehicle.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders||Turbocharged boxer 4||Turbocharged boxer 4|
|Bore||91.0 mm||91.0 mm|
|Stroke||76.0 mm||76.0 mm|
|Displacement||2.0 l||2.0 l|
|Max. power||300 hp||300 hp|
|at rpm||6,500 rpm||6,500 rpm|
|Max. torque||280 lb-ft||280 lb-ft|
|at rpm||1,950 - 4,500 rpm||1,950 - 4,500 rpm|
|Compression ratio||9.5 : 1||9.5 : 1|
|Max. engine speed||7,500 rpm||7,500 rpm|
|Power-to-weight ratio||9.8 lb/hp||10.0 lb/hp|
|Max. power per liter||150.0 hp/l||150.0 hp/l|
|Valves||2 intake / 2 exhaust||2 intake / 2 exhaust|
|Exhaust emission treatment||2 catalytic converters||2 catalytic converters|
|Intake style||Resonance intake system||Resonance intake system|
|Lubrication||Integrated dry-sump||Integrated dry-sump|
|Valve timing||VarioCam Plus||VarioCam Plus|
|Length||172.4 in||172.4 in|
|Width (w/ mirrors)||78.5 in||78.5 in|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||70.9 in||70.9 in|
|Height||51.0 in||51.0 in|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.30 Cd||0.30 Cd|
|Wheelbase||97.4 in||97.4 in|
|Turning circle||36.1 ft||36.1 ft|
|Front track||59.6 in||59.6 in|
|Rear track||60.3 in||60.3 in|
|Curb weight||2,944 lb||3,010 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||3,648 lb||3,714 lb|
|Maximum load||704 lb||704 lb|
|Fuel Consumption||Manual||PDK (Automatic)|
|City||21 MPG||22 MPG|
|Highway||28 MPG||29 MPG|
|Combined||24 MPG||25 MPG|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.||EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.|
|Front luggage compartment volume||5.2 ft³||5.2 ft³|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||9.7 ft³||9.7 ft³|
|Fuel tank||14.2 gal||14.2 gal|
|Chassis and Suspension||Manual||PDK (Automatic)|
|Front axle||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar|
|Rear axle||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar|
|Brakes||330 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at front; 300 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at rear||330 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at front; 300 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at rear|
|Steering||Electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio||Electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Traction control||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Stability control||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Wheels (front)||8 x 18 ET 57||8 x 18 ET 57|
|Tires (front)||235/45 ZR 18||235/45 ZR 18|
|Wheels (rear)||9.5 x 18 ET 49||9.5 x 18 ET 49|
|Tires (rear)||265/45 ZR 18||265/45 ZR 18|
|Service & Warranty||Manual||PDK (Automatic)|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/unlimited miles||12 years/unlimited miles|