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No Turbo Lag in This Sportster

Saying the new 718 Porsche Cayman S “responds to throttle inputs superbly,” Car and Driver magazine reviewers note that the newest Porsche has eliminated the dreaded turbo lag, with power available throughout the rev range. The result is a real-time response from your pressure on the accelerator, delivering instant thrust when you push down and backing off as you release the pressure. Car and Driver says the linear power delivery is a good reason to consider the S model as opposed to loading up a less expensive Cayman with options. Visit Porsche of Tucson and test drive the 718 Cayman S and a base Cayman to see the difference in power.

Perfect Balance Holds the Road

With great power comes great responsibility and Porsche has seen to it that drivers of the new 718 Cayman S have plenty of control. Car and Driver says “there’s nothing short of a supercar that delivers the way this Porsche does. With more firm springs and a much tighter steering ratio, this Porsche is a delight to handle both on the road and on the track.” Add stability management and the Porsche Vectoring System and you get million dollar car handling at a small fraction of the price. Add the Sport Exhaust system for a throaty roar that has a character all its own.

Go From Zero to 60 in a Snap

It takes just 4.4 seconds for the 718 Porsche Cayman S to go from a dead stop to 60 mph en route to a governed track speed of 177 mph. The 2.5L 4-cylinder engine delivers 350 horsepower with plenty of torque. Fast cars need fast stopping ability and Porsche has delivered with a 4-piston red fixed front brake calipers in both front and rear. You can get either 19-inch Boxster S or Cayman S wheels, which will draw attention whether you’re sitting at a stop light or passing a gas station on your way to 26 mpg on the highway.

Find Your Dream. Find Your Porsche

Look over the entire Porsche inventory at Porsche of Tucson and you’re sure to find your dream car. Ferry Porsche had a dream of driving a lightweight sports car, but he couldn’t find one he liked, so he went out and built one. His can do attitude is the basis for every Porsche built since 1948. If you’ve been dreaming about a Porsche, the 718 Cayman S is remarkably affordable, starting at just $66,300.

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Porsche Cuts Cylinders, Adds Performance

If the old saying “less is more” needs any validation, all you really need to do is take a look at the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S. The latest addition to the Porsche sports car stable has a new engine that has two fewer cylinders but 25 more horsepower. A turbocharged 2.5L flat four has replaced the old 3.4L six-cylinder. The result is a 350-horsepower beast that not only is quicker but has better fuel economy than the old setup. Feel the quickness and superior handling when you take a test drive of the new Cayman at Porsche of Tucson this fall.

Still Delivers Throaty Porsche Roar

Because there’s no drop top to release the sound, the roar of the new 718 Porsche Cayman S is a body hugging experience, perfect for those who love the embrace of good vibrations as they take their ride out for some exercise. “Car and Driver” magazine says the new model “feels decidedly quicker” than the old model, with a wide range of acceleration delivering the top torque of 309 pound feet. While the 718 Cayman S does have a little turbo lag in the lower RPM range, it’s almost imperceptible and quickly goes away as you step on the accelerator.

New Suspension Provides Startling Handling

With the Porsche Active Chassis Management system, firm springs, adjustable dampers and a sporty steering ratio, the new Cayman offers “startling” results on a demanding road course according to “Car and Driver” editors. Pirelli P Zero tires offer phenomenal grip as you maneuver tight corners with little sign of understeer or body roll. Choose the manual gearbox for the most fun anyone can have on four wheels. “Car and Driver” says “the S now feels markedly more responsive and agile than a base Carrera, better able to exploit its optimized weight distribution when it comes to making progress along a twisty, bumpy road.” The car’s ability to adjust on the fly delivers noticeable adjustments when making tight corners at high speeds. “Car and Driver” says, “On first impression, this still feels like the best-balanced junior sports car in the game.”

Cayman Now Less Expensive Than Boxster

The Porsche Cayman has traditionally been more expensive than its sibling Boxster, but that’s all changing with the release of the 2017 model. Although the performance is nearly identical, you’ll be able to save about $2k this fall by purchasing a new Cayman over a Boxster. Starting price for a Cayman S is expected to be $66,300. Stay in touch with Porsche of Tucson to see when the new Caymans start arriving on the lot.

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Cayman GT4 Impresses as “Best Driver’s Car”

“Motor Trend” magazine, long the source for gearheads and car aficionados to drool over cars they either can’t afford or plan to buy, gathered an impressive crop of vehicles to compete for the title of “2015 Best Driver’s Car.” When it was all said and done, the Porsche Cayman GT4 impressed the editors enough to take a strong second place. All the cars went through a series of tests on closed tracks and open roads to determine which car the editors most love to drive. While numbers are important, the ones that scored the best just made the editors “smile a lot.” Go get your smile on with a test drive of the Porsche Cayman at Porsche of Tucson.

Step on the Gas and Get a Beautiful Noise

One of the editors likened the sound of stomping on the Cayman GT4 accelerator as a “musical sound,” which was “like ripping silk, amplified through the bell of a trumpet.” The Cayman’s flat-six engine sits directly behind you so you can hear and feel every horsepower as it propels you at break-neck speed down the track or highway. Unbelievable handling in corners and smooth braking make the Cayman GT4 a joy to drive, prompting adjectives like “devilish,” “racy,” “awesome,” and “absolutely phenomenal” from the editors. One even proclaimed “I’m in love.” The only car to rank higher than the Cayman was the Mercedes-AMG GT S, which has a price tag that runs about $65,000 more than the Porsche, as both were tested.

Cayman Racks Up Some Impressive Numbers

Although the numbers weren’t everything, the Porsche Cayman GT4 racked up some pretty impressive statistics during the Motor Trend tests. The car went from 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.1 seconds. It ran the quarter mile in 12.3 seconds with a top speed of 115.2 miles per hour. It only took 97 feet to come to a complete stop from 60 miles per hour, an important factor in any high performance vehicle. Porsche says the Cayman has a top track speed of 183 miles per hour. See why the Cayman delivered such an outstanding performance with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche Delivers Safety Features on Cayman

It’s important for anyone driving a high-performance vehicle like the Cayman GT4 to understand their limitations, but Porsche has added a number of safety features to help avoid collisions. Six-piston aluminum brake calipers are on the front with four pistons on the rear to create a rapid response to any braking situation. Full-size driver and passenger air bags, along with side airbags, help protect occupants in the event of a crash. The Cayman GT4 also features electronic stability control and traction control to help drivers keep their vehicles on the road and heading in the right direction.

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The newest member of the Porsche GT family has just been released, with the new Cayman GT4 entering the illustrious ranks. The GT4 has many of the components of one of it speedier cousins the 911 GT3 and is following in the footsteps of the perfected mid-engine Porsche cars like the 904 GTS, Carrera GT, 911 Gt1 to mention a few.

Even with its blistering test track pace, Porsche has not compromised the utility of its sport coupe 2-seater with the improvements of its engine, chassis, brakes and aero dynamics. Even with its power and speed, it is still drivable in everyday normal conditions on regular road surfaces.

On the exterior, Porsche designed the GT4 to stand out along side its non-GT cousins. The most outstanding feature is the large fixed GT wing at the rear end. At the front, you will notice bigger air intakes along with a chin spoiler affixed to the front bumper. These tweaks along with the 1.2 inch drop in ride height increases the down force of the Cayman GT4, keeping it glued to the road at high speeds.

In the cockpit of the new GT4, you get the usual sport seats upholstered in leather and Alcantara, with will support you when experiencing increased lateral acceleration. Driver-centric solutions like the ascending center console, places the gear lever closer to the sport steering wheel.

Options include racing carbon fiber bucket seats, the Sport Chrono Package which includes digital and analog performance displays, a Sports Plus button that stiffens the suspension, quickens the steering and enhances the throttle response and more features when in the racing mode at high speeds. Planning to take your new GT4 for a spin on the track? Porsche includes the “Track Precision App” that down loads important info to your smart phone.

Inspired by the 911 Carrera S, the Cayman GT4 has a naturally aspirated, 3.8 litre flat-6 that spews out 385 hp with the help of a 6-speed manual transmission fitted with dynamic gear box mounts. There are no automatic options for the Cayman GT4 and this is how it should, be according to the purists.

The GT4 chassis is pretty much a carbon copy of the 911 GT3 and can do 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 183 mph.

With its improved power, racier handling, better stopping power and greatly improved aerodynamic, the new Cayman has earned its GT name.

The new Porsche Cayman GT4 starts at 84,600 and they are expected in the US in July of this year. To learn more about the Cayman and other Porsche models, visit Porsche of Tucson.