Porsche 718 Cayman 2.0
This morning I woke up to a rather dull day, the sky filled with clouds, the air surrounding me was damp and windy, and sat on my drive was my boring Mini. Then I drove to work and sat in my car for the day and almost instantly the world seemed burst into all sorts of excitement and ecstasy.
Today my car was a new Porsche 718 Cayman with the standard 2.0 engine with 300HP and 380 Nm of torque, and the PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) gearbox, which on the surface doesn't sound like much at all but the way it drove, the way it felt, and handled all measured up to be a incredible car.
When Porsche decided they where going to change the engine from a 6-cylinder engine to the 4-cylinder turbo-charged engine in this car the Porsche fanatics we're furious. They thought that putting the 4-cylinder in a porsche was blasphemy, and turning away from the purity of the porsche 6-cylinder engines. Before driving this particular car I was in the same boat, I found myself thinking this would be rather drab and mundane but as soon as I turned on the engine I could tell this was a special car.
Despite having two less cylinders than the previous model, with the turbo-charger it produces more power than its standard predecessor which had 270 BPH, though unfortunately for that extra power you have to trade the noise to a slightly less throaty sound but this is still a great sounding especially with the sports exhaust option.
Driving the car feels like a fighter jet, it seems that at high speeds whenever you steer the car, no matter how harsh you throw the car into the corner it always seems to come out facing the right way.
This is because of three Porsche specific systems, these are; the PTV (Porsche Torque Vectoring) which at high speeds enhances the driving dynamics by applying moderate braking pressure to the inside wheels in the corner basically pulling the outside of the car round the corner, PSM (Porsche Stability Management) which adjusts the traction on each wheel to improve acceleration on different road surfaces, and the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) which automatically and continually adjusts the dampening force on each corner of the vehicle causing the car to be constantly flat.
These basically mean you could be driving at 150MPH or 50MPh the car will take the corner as flat and as quick as possible and always face the right way.
My day with this car was one I shall never forget, the personality in this car was one that made me fall for the car and cause me to want to aspire to own. This particular model with all the performance options added would set you back £63,000 but you can get a standard model for £44,074 and it is worth every penny. If you are considering purchasing a rear-wheel drive coupe sports car, yes you have a lot of options like the new Alpine, BMW's, and Mercedes-Benz vehicles but implore you look no further than this car. It is absolutely magnificent and will turn every boring day into one you will always remember.