Introduced in conjunction with the grand opening of the Porsche Centre Penang are the all-new Porsche 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S. Priced from RM530k and RM700k respectively, both come with a 4-Year warranty with free service.

As with the 718 Boxster, the biggest news lies behind the driver, albeit concealed within a neatly packaged “boot space”. In place of the old flat-six engines are the 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre flat-fours, both turbocharged to generate more power and torque from before. The smaller engine equipped in the 718 Cayman makes 300 hp and 380 Nm of torque, up by 25 hp and a whopping 90 Nm from the older model.

The Cayman S’ 2.5-litre lump produces 350 hp and 420 Nm of torque – also an increase of 25 hp and 50 Nm of torque compared to the old mill. This engine also gets Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG). Both variants get the quick-shifting seven-speed PDK transmission. Together with the Sport Chrono Pack, the Cayman will do the century sprint in 4.7 seconds, whereas the Cayman S does that in 4.2 seconds. Top speed is 275 km/h and 285 km/h respectively.

Features such as bi-xenon headlights, four-point LED DRLs, active wind deflectors, four-pot brakes and 18-inch wheels are standard on the Cayman (19-inch on the Cayman S). Optional equipment include Porsche Active Suspension Management that reduces ride height by 10mm, cruise control, Adaptive Cruise Control with coasting feature and lane change assist.

Both Caymans come with the latest generation Porsche Communication Management with a 7-inch touchscreen positioned in the centre dash. This supports Apple CarPlay with voice control and GPS navigation, among others.

As with all Porsche cars, customers can spec their dream car however the wish with Porsche Malaysia (or Sime Darby Auto Performance, SDAP).


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Matthew H. Tong
A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.