07 Dec Porsche Cayman 718 Driving Television
The weather has been quite favourable this week and I got stuck with the new Porsche 718 Cayman. (I hope my sarcasm comes through on that comment). I was incredibly excited to spend time with this car. However I was also a bit disappointed. Some things have changed in scheduling this week and this impressive looking Porsche never got to use sixth gear.
On the bright side though, this could be a good thing. Anyone owning a car like this will most likely be using it as a daily driver. In fact, I am sure most owners rarely get to drive it like it was intended to be driven. Even though I didn’t get a chance to have any real fun with it, I am going to took full advantage of my limited time behind the wheel.
STYLING & COMFORT
No one can argue that Porsche vehicles are special, and they are certainly one of the most iconic cars on the road. This fourth generation Cayman has a few styling references that go back to the 1950’s and 60’s design era. It is aggressive yet sleek and absolutely gorgeous with its Racing Yellow exterior paint and all black interior.
The interior itself is purely functional. However, it is the steering wheel that is the star of the cockpit, which is reminiscent of the 918 Spyder.
Small, yet plentiful storage compartments can be found in the centre console and each door. It was not adequate space for my purse, but it was large enough to hold a wallet or my iPhone.
The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) features a seven-inch touchscreen, SD card reader and a CD/DVD drive. To get all the creature comforts and the convenience of a comfy daily driver though, buyers will have to add on optional packages. For example, the optional Premium Package will cost you $1,570 and includes 14-way powered adjustable Sport Seats seats, automatic dimming mirrors, heated seats and 2-zone automatic climate control. Even though PCM is standard, their is an additional $1980 if you would like to add on the Navigation Module.