With the ever advancing electrification, the indispensable eco-thinking and the unstoppable tendency to downsizing, a vehicle like the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 (and Boxster variant) is just right. A mid-engine sports car that brings almost unimaginable things to life. A modern classic. Perhaps almost the last of its kind. Is it worth the investment of at least 81,926 euros? In short, yes, and the driving report also shows why.
A real Porsche heart: the 4.0-liter boxer engine
It is the heart of the GTS 4.0. A 4-liter boxer engine without any supercharging. But already with a gasoline particle filter and even cylinder deactivation, so that even the eco can not complain. A high-speed unit par excellence. Paired with an equally good, crisp manual 6-speed gearshift. From summer, food scavengers will also be offered an optional double clutch transmission (PDK). The option may be valid, but it would be a mistake. The best thing to do is to take the 718 GTS 4.0 models at the basic price. Depending on the intended use, you could still order the immensely expensive ceramic brake or the carbon bucket seats. It would only be more radical than it is without the 7-inch touchscreen in the center console, which, by the way, is built in as standard. Just like the twin-pipe sports exhaust system, the sound quality of which can best be seen in our video driving report.
Video driving report Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0
Start and finish become irrelevant. In the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0, the way counts
The car, it’s a dream. It not only arouses the typical “want to have feeling”, which almost every Porsche evokes at least for a brief moment. It goes on so that you check the bank account directly to see if it is enough for this sports car. Because it could be the last chance to experience a real car again at a fair price. For the money there is also a magnificently equipped mid-range sedan that gets you from A to B almost as quickly. With one of the two 718 GTS 4.0 you are hardly interested in A or B, but at most for the next gas station stop on the route through the mountains, along the coast or after a fast lap on the racetrack. And even there the engine scores again, because in real life the supposedly thirsty drive can move well below ten liters without any problems.
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Text: Fabian Meßner