The Porsche Cayman shares much of its midengine mechanicals with the second-generation Boxster, but its more rigid structure results in an even more capable driving machine. The Cayman combines sharp, responsive handling, outstanding braking capability and a choice of two engines that will enthusiastically sing as they slingshot you down the straightaway. With the introduction of the latest, larger iteration of the Porsche 911, it’s clearer than ever that the Cayman is the car that best personifies the Porsche tradition of high performance from a compact, lightweight package.
If we have a complaint, it’s that the Cayman is priced considerably higher than its competitors, especially when you select a useful number of options from Porsche’s list. But when it comes to providing a combination of all-around performance, intuitive driver interaction, day-to-day comfort and desirable prestige, we can’t think of a better car in this segment than the Porsche Cayman.