2018 Porsche Cayman S 718

2018 Porsche Cayman S 718

My first date with the Cayman S was in a 2nd gen, 2009 6 speed manual 987 that featured the 320hp 3.4L flat 6. It was and still is owned by Shedden of Exotic Mods, a mod shop for Euro performance cars. At the time, I felt it was truly one of the best cars I’ve driven. The sublime transmission, shift quality, power and sound of the mid engined coupe was what really solidified my love for Porsche cars. This was before any of the engine downsizing, modern PDK or rear steer era, making the Cayman S the sharpest driver’s car from Stuttgart at the time. I was especially impressed with how easy it is to capitalise on the compact coupe, without the extremities that came with mid engined cars, such as say, a Lotus Exige. The Cayman was spot on, completely rigid, non intimidating and extremely intuitive to drive. Not to mention the pampering cockpit, which was luxurious and perfectly executed.