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Photo: Porsche

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Joining its open-top sibling, the new 718 Cayman is now positioned as the entry-level sports car in the Porsche lineup. The coupe will use the same four-cylinder flat engine as the 718 Boxster and will produce 300 hp in the standard model and 350 hp in the S model. 0-62 will happen in 4.7 seconds (with Sport Chrono package) while the S will accomplish a 0-62 time of 4.2. Top speed is 170 mph and 177 mph in the S. 

The performance characteristics also see extensive tweaks such as firmer springs and stabilizers, revised shock absorbers, enhanced steering feel, stronger brakes, and wider rear wheels for better stability in the corners. The exterior refresh focuses on a more muscular appearance with a sharper nose that gives the front end a wider look and a redesigned rear showcases the all-new tail lights and a high-gloss black accent strip that is home to a floating Porsche badge that sits between the tail lights.


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