Porsche Cayman coupe
Price £39,694 - £64,451
- Excellent interior
- Relatively low running costs
- One of the best cars to drive on the market
- Not much standard equipment
- Strictly a two-seater
- Expensive options
At a glance
“Few performance coupes are as fun to drive as the fast, stylish and high-quality Porsche Cayman.”
The Porsche Cayman is a fairly expensive car, but it ticks so many boxes that it actually seems like good value. It's one of the best handling cars on sale and few models are such all-round good fun to drive. The Cayman looks better than ever thanks to a facelift for the most recent model, and the quality of the interior has never been higher.
At the heart of the Cayman is its big six-cylinder engine which is offered in 2.7 or 3.4-litre versions. Both are quick and even the basic model can hit 165mph, while the larger of the two fitted to the Porsche Cayman S offers performance that's more accessible, more of the time. The GTS model is slightly quicker still thanks to a 15bhp engine upgrade over the S, while optional sports suspension makes the car's handling razor-sharp, too.
The ultimate version of the Cayman is the GT4, which uses the same 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine fitted to the bigger Porsche 911. The GT4 is aimed at driving purists and has been engineered for blistering performance on road and track.
All Porsche Cayman models get equipment such as sports seats and air-conditioning as standard, but the omission of items like a Bluetooth phone connection seems miserly on a car costing this much money. Optional equipment is expensive and you’re likely to want at least a few items, so it's very likely you’ll pay more than the starting price of whichever Cayman model you choose.
The Porsche Cayman wasn’t built to be economical, but it’s not too expensive to run when you consider the performance on offer
The Porsche Cayman is one of the best handling cars money can buy and will be lots of fun down your favourite twisting road
There’s plenty of space for two in the Porsche Cayman, while the driving position is also excellent thanks to a wide range of adjustment
Considering it’s a focused two-seater sports car, the Porsche Cayman is a reasonably practical proposition
Porsche has a consistently strong reputation for both the reliability and safety of its cars