Always fancied a Porsche but put off by the price? The Porsche Cayman used to seen in the shadow of the 911, but has since shaken off that tag to win recognition as one of the best sports cars out there. It’s still the most affordable model in the Porsche stable, slightly undercutting the Boxster. The combination of style, luxury, and an exhilarating drive is what makes Porsche such an evocative name. The Cayman offers access to that world to more people than any other model.
Check out the Porsche Cayman model page to learn more and explore available cars.
What we think about the Porsche Cayman
The Porsche Cayman is a whole heap of driving fun wrapped up in a luxurious package that fully lives up to its promise.
Options are expensive
Road noise on big wheels
Four-cylinder engine lacks the roar of the six-cylinder
The Cayman made its debut in 2005, as an evolution of the Boxster with a roof on it. A facelift in 2009 reworked the car inside and out. New engines, gearbox and suspension came with bigger headlights and a smaller front grille. The second generation arrived in 2012, with a 2.7-litre engine in the standard trim and a 3.4-litre engine in the S trim. The third generation, the 718, launched in 2016 and caused a stir by dropping a couple of cylinders to just four. However, it was widely acknowledged to be a comprehensive upgrade on its predecessor. Recognising that many out there were still hankering after the six-cylinder engine, Porsche brought this back in the GT4 in 2019. The Cayman is available in four trim levels, from standard to GTS 4.0.
Our verdict of the Porsche Cayman
4.5 / 5 Gumtree rating
The Porsche Cayman is one of the best sports cars on UK roads – if not the best. It's a car you can use every day and enjoy to the max.