Porsche wants the Porsche Cayman to be seen as more than just a Porsche Boxster with a fixed roof, which is why it separates the two cars in its price lists. There's some logic to the decision, with the Cayman appealing to a slightly more discerning driver. It shares much with its Porsche Boxster relative though, including a 3.4-litre six-cylinder engines, but amazingly it feels even more involving and enjoyable to drive – although it lacks the Porsche Boxster's open-air appeal.
- Great fun to drive
- Roomy and beautifully finished interior
- Surprisingly low running costs
- Not much standard equipment
- Expensive options
- Strict two-seater
The Porsche Cayman is essentially a coupe version of the brilliant Porsche Boxster. The Cayman competes with stylish rivals such as the Audi TT Coupe and Lotus Evora, and promises very strong performance and a hugely entertaining driving experience. There's a choice of entry-level 2.7-litre model, the more powerful 3.4-litre Cayman S and the fastest GTS version.