4th Gen (2016 to Onwards)

  • Status Current
  • Class Sports Car
  • Layout Rear-Engine, RWD
  • Style 2-door Coupe
The Porsche Cayman are mid-engined two-seater sports cars manufactured and marketed by German automobile manufacturer Porsche across four generations, as a 3-door, 2-seater fastback coupe. With the new 982-generation, the marketing designation of the Cayman was changed to Porsche 718, a nod to Porsche's racing heritage that won the Targa Florio race in 1959 and 1960. Because the 718 Cayman has lost two cylinders, going from a naturally aspirated flat-6 engine to a turbocharged flat-4 engine, the name is meant to evoke a racing series that was won by a light car that outmaneuvered the cars with more powerful engines. The timeline of the 718 release started in 2016, with first model availability scheduled for June. The 718 base featured two new horizontally-opposed flat-4 turbocharged engines at 2.0L and 2.5L displacement with increased torque and horsepower with lower fuel consumption. The S model turbocharger utilizes Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) technology. Later, In October 2017 the GTS models were announced with their 2.5l engines upgraded to produce 361 bhp (269 kW). The car is not named after the Cayman Islands. Both the car and the islands are named after the caiman, a member of the alligator family. When the first Caymans arrived at dealerships for sale, the automaker adopted four caimans at Stuttgart's Wilhelma Zoo. Porsche brought an infringement lawsuit in 2009 against Crocs, the maker of the popular rubber shoes....
 
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