Porsche Cayman coupe (2013-2016)

“Few performance coupes are as fun to drive as the fast, stylish and high-quality Porsche Cayman.”

Carbuyer Rating

4.6 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

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Pros

  • Excellent interior
  • Relatively low running costs
  • One of the best cars to drive on the market

Cons

  • Not much standard equipment
  • Strictly a two-seater
  • Expensive options

It’s an odd thing to say about a £40,000+ car, but the Porsche Cayman may well be one of the best-value cars on sale in the UK today. That’s because it offers driving thrills to match or beat much more expensive supercars, as well as being very easy to live with day to day, making it a brilliant all-rounder.

The Cayman comes with a choice of 2.7, 3.4 or 3.8-litre petrol engines. The standard Cayman uses the 2.7-litre engine, while the Cayman S has the bigger 3.4-litre engine. Both are brilliant, but we think the extra power of the S is worth going for if you can stretch to it. Either way, you’ll enjoy one of the best-handling cars there is, with steering that lets you know exactly what the front wheels are up to and a chassis that feels at one with the road.

There’s also an even more focused and powerful 3.4-litre Porsche Cayman GTS available for committed petrolheads with a bit more money to spend, as well as the razor-sharp Porsche Cayman GT4, which has the larger 3.8-litre engine from the Porsche 911. It's a strong contender for the best driver’s car you can buy at any price.

Practicality is surprisingly good for a sports car – even though there are no back seats like you get in the 911, the Cayman’s mid-engined layout means it has both front and rear luggage storage areas, so you won’t be short of space for a weekend away.

As with other Porsches, miserly standard equipment is a bit of a sticking point with the Cayman. Air-conditioning and sports seats feature on all models, but you have to pay extra for a Bluetooth phone connection – something that comes as standard on even humdrum hatchbacks. There’s also a long and varied options list to tempt you into inflating your Cayman’s list price an alarming amount.

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