It may “only” be a 4 cylinder turbo, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing. The new 718 Cayman S has more power than the previous 981 GTS model, and with the extra torque from the turbo, the engine is much more flexible and usable throughout the circuit. Remaining and improved also is the amazing Cayman chassis – the Porsche platform for those in the know, and coupled to the updated PDK gearbox, the 718 is rapid. Very rapid. (As fast in a straight line as the old 996 turbo…)
So forget what’s powering the car, and just enjoy the power, the poise and the amazing ability on track – this is a near perfect Cayman, the balance and roadholding perfect for the Nordschleife. After all, Germany is the home of this particular manufacturer, and it’s ridiculous to think they would be shown up on the crown jewel of motorsport here – the Nürburgring.