Porsche 718 Cayman Rent in Dubai
The Porsche 718 Cayman Rent in Dubai embodies everything we love about sports cars. Notably, it delivers one of the world’s most exhilarating driving experiences at a relatively reasonable starting price. No surprise, then, that the Cayman is a regular on our annual 10Best Cars list. Serving as the brand’s entry-level coupe, the 718 Cayman is motivated by one of two turbocharged flat-four engines: 300 horsepower in the base model and 350 in the Cayman S. Both powerplants move the Cayman with serious gusto, and the car is an absolute joy to push to its limits. Still, it isn’t without its foibles. Namely, the interior feels built to a lower budget than the price suggests. Porsche rubs salt in this wound by charging extra for a number of run-of-the-mill convenience features that many vehicles in this price range include as standard equipment.
No longer known simply as the Cayman, Porsche’s entry-level sports coupe has been extensively reworked for 2017 and now goes by the name Porsche 718 Cayman Rent in Dubai—a homage to the Porsche 718 race cars of yore. Like those track models, the 718 Cayman is motivated by a flat-four engine. Base models make do with a 2.0-liter version, while the pricier 718 Cayman S features a 2.5-liter. Both replace last year’s naturally aspirated flat-six engines. Accompanying the model’s new powertrains are improvements to the already superb chassis and brakes, an exterior and interior refresh, and a new infotainment system.
Three engines are available: a 300-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four in the base Cayman, a 350-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four in the Cayman S, and a 365-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four in the Cayman GTS. All three engines are capable and very quick. However, we’re partial to the more powerful Cayman S and GTS models, which suffer from less turbo lag in normal driving courtesy of its extra displacement and variable-geometry turbocharger. Regardless of engine, every Cayman comes standard with a slick six-speed manual transmission that ought to be the model by which every other manual transmission is judged. A quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles is an option. A Porsche 718 Cayman Rent in Dubai with the automatic managed a lightning-quick 3.9-second zero-to-60-mph time in our testing.
The Porsche 718 Cayman Rent in Dubai willful chassis and telepathic steering transcend perfection. Credit the Cayman’s mid-engine layout and sticky summer tires, which work together to provide the sports coupe with stunning balance and stability on twisty two-lane roads. But it’s more than the layout or the tires alone; it’s the fine-tuning magic that Porsche’s engineers conjure during the development process. The Cayman is a sublime mix of heady handling and a relatively relaxed ride.
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Easy-to-understand gauges, comfortable seats, and well-placed controls give the Cayman’s cabin a form-fitting feeling, not unlike a superhero’s suit. Still, a plethora of hard buttons and a number of cheap-plastic pieces prevent the interior from standing out in this class. Fortunately, Porsche will cover just about any plastic surface in leather—at a cost, of course.
The Porsche 718 Cayman Rent in Dubai infotainment system is straightforward and offers generally quick response times to user inputs. Still, Porsche nickels and dimes its customers by charging extra for features such as Apple CarPlay and navigation. Android users will be disappointed to learn that the Cayman isn’t available with Android Auto. In a car this expensive, that’s a big negative.
A compact front trunk complements the Porsche 718 Cayman Rent in Dubai rear cargo area, providing the small sports car with cargo space that rivals the best of its competitive set. We fit two carry-on suitcases in the trunk and two more in the front-trunk. A steep rear-hatch angle, however, means owners will need to use soft duffel bags to make the most of the available space.
The Porsche 718 Cayman Rent in Dubai 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is easy to use and available with features such as Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay. The system is straightforward and offers generally quick reaction times. Still, Porsche nickels and dimes its customers by charging extra for features such as Apple CarPlay and navigation. Android users will be disappointed to learn that the Cayman isn’t available with Android Auto. In a car in this class, that’s a big negative.
The Porsche 718 Cayman Rent in Dubai has yet to be rated by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, so its crash-worthiness is unknown. It is available with a handful of driver-assistance features and comes standard with a backup camera and front and rear parking sensors. Key safety features include:
- Available automated emergency braking
- Available blind-spot monitoring
Porsche 718 Cayman
mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door hatchback
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve flat-4, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
152 in3, 2497 cm3
365 hp @ 6500 rpm
309 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm
Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 13.0-in vented, cross-drilled disc/11.8-in vented, cross-drilled disc
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, F: 235/35ZR-20 (92Y) N0 R: 265/35ZR-20 (99Y) N0
Wheelbase: 97.4 in
Length: 173.0 in
Width: 70.9 in
Height: 50.6 in
Passenger volume: 49 ft3
Cargo volume: 15 ft3
Curb weight: 3114 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 4.1 sec
100 mph: 9.2 sec
130 mph: 15.7 sec
150 mph: 22.9 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 5.3 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 8.2 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 5.6 sec
¼-mile: 12.4 sec @ 116 mph
Top speed (drag limited, mfr’s claim): 180 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 143 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.05 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 20 mpg
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 21/19/25 mpg