2021 Porsche 718 Cayman Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2019 Porsche 718 Cayman Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs at Porsche Ann Arbor

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman

Key Features

  • Starting at $59,900 MSRP
  • Standard turbocharged boxer 2.0L 4-cylinder with 300 HP / 280 LB-FT of TQ (Cayman / Cayman T), available turbocharged boxer 2.5L 4-cylinder with 350 HP / 309 LB-FT of TQ (Cayman S), available naturally aspirated 3.0L boxer 6-cylinder with 394 HP / 317 LB-FT of TQ (Cayman GTS 4.0) or 414 HP / 317 LB-FT of TQ (Cayman GT4)
  • Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
  • Available Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB)
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission
  • Available Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
  • Porsche Communication Management (PCS) with Porsche Connect including smartphone apps
  • Optional Sport Chrono Package featuring Launch Control

About the Porsche 718 Cayman

Track-ready performance, a driver-focused cabin, and timeless styling are only three attributes of the evocative Porsche 718 Cayman. A true exhibition in uninhibited driving pleasure, the 718 Cayman is engineered with a mid-engine layout along with rear-wheel drive for a true balance of spirited handling and athletic agility. Featuring your choice of turbocharged 4-cylinders or naturally aspirated inline 6-cylinder engines — the 718 Cayman is perfectly suited to any type of driving style. Thoroughly modern yet quintessentially Porsche, the luxurious interior has been meticulously crafted to support every action of the driver. Cutting-edge technology infused into the 718 Cayman provides innovative connectivity and convenience functions to enhance your drive. From the track to the turnpike, it’s undeniable that the Porsche 718 Cayman sets the benchmark for all other sports coupes in the segment.


What’s New for 2021

A wide variety of exciting changes have made their way to the Porsche 718 Cayman lineup for the 2021 model year. First, all 718 Cayman models receive an assortment of newly-standard features including automatic two-zone climate control, heated front seats, auto-dimming mirrors with rain sensor, Apple CarPlay®, and bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). The new 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 also debuts this year with a 4.0 liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine. Models equipped with the 4.0L boxer 6 engine are now available with the 7-speed PDK for the very first time as well.


What the Critics Say

“The Porsche 718 Cayman is a joy on a twisty road, carving through corners with verve and powering on to the next one with good force, all while putting a smile on the driver’s face. The kinetic thrills truly are exhilarating, stirring, and satisfying.” — Kelley Blue Book

“The Porsche 718 Cayman is one of the best cars to drive, period. With its mid-engine RWD layout and the added rigidity of the hardtop body, few cars — if any — can match its balance, athleticism, poise, and engagement. The impressively quick steering only enhances the 718 Cayman’s razor-sharp reflexes.” — Autotrader


Porsche 718 Cayman S Performance

Race-Ready Performance

Engineered with the customary Porsche horizontally opposed arrangement, standard power for the 718 Cayman comes in the form of a 2.0L turbocharged boxer 4-cylinder producing a balanced 300 horsepower. Step up to the 718 Cayman S to receive a larger 2.5L turbocharged boxer 4-cylinder with 350 horsepower. For the ultimate in exhilaration, the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Cayman GT4 are powered by an iconic 4.0 liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine, producing 394 and 414 horsepower respectively. Drivers can choose between a close-ratio 6-speed manual or opt for the available 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic for razor-sharp gear changes. Other available performance features of the 718 Cayman lineup include a mechanical limited-slip differential with Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), Sport Exhaust System, PASM Sport Suspension, and the iconic Sport Chrono package.

Porsche 718 Cayman T Interior

Driver-Focused Cockpit

Designed with a careful emphasis on ergonomics combined with driver-oriented support, the cabin of the Porsche 718 Cayman helps instill a true connection between driver and machine. The puristic layout of the dashboard features an ascending center console along with three round instruments within the gauge cluster including a center-mounted tachometer. A selection of leather and Alcantara upholstery options provide the perfect combination of supple feel and exceptional support during high-speed cornering. Both lightweight and functional, the standard Sport steering wheel features two alloyed gearshift paddles on PDK-equipped 718 Cayman variants for precise control. Perfect for a weekend getaway, the 718 Cayman includes 5.3 cubic feet of space in the front storage compartment along with 9.7 cubic feet at the rear for all of your luggage.

Porsche 718 Cayman Porsche Connect Apps

Innovative Technology

Serving as your centralized command center for infotainment and critical drive information inside the Porsche 718 Cayman, the standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system offers a wealth of connectivity features. Standard across the model range, Apple CarPlay™ complete with Google Earth Navigation, real-time traffic info, and access to your phone’s apps helps you stay in touch no matter how far the journey takes you. Choose from BoseⓇ Surround Sound and BurmesterⓇ High-End Surround Sound Systems for a truly unparalleled listening experience. Available Porsche Car Connect helps you retrieve key vehicle data remotely using your smartphone or other compatible devices at the touch of a button.

Trims & specs

718 Cayman

718 Cayman

  • Starting at $59,900 MSRP
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Boxster Engine
  • 300 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 MPH in 4.9 seconds
  • Top track speed – 170 MPH

718 Cayman T

718 Cayman T

  • Starting at $68,900 MSRP
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Boxster Engine
  • 300 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 MPH in 4.5 seconds with Sport Chrono Package
  • Top track speed – 170 MPH

718 Cayman S

718 Cayman S

  • Starting at $71,900 MSRP
  • 2.5-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Boxster Engine
  • 350 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 MPH in 4.4 seconds
  • Top track speed – 177 MPH

718 Cayman GTS 4.0

718 Cayman GTS 4.0

  • Starting at $86,800 MSRP
  • 4.0-liter Naturally Aspirated 6-Cylinder Boxster Engine
  • 394 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 MPH in 3.8 seconds with Sport Chrono Package
  • Top track speed – 179-182 MPH

718 Cayman GT4

718 Cayman GT4

  • Starting at $100,200 MSRP
  • 4.0-liter Naturally Aspirated 6-Cylinder Boxster Engine
  • 414 Horsepower | Rear Wheel Drive
  • 0 – 60 MPH in 4.2 seconds
  • Top track speed – 188-189 MPH


*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.