Launched to great fanfare at Porsche Centre Singapore, the all-new 718 Cayman was unveiled by Porsche brand ambassador and world number one in professional women’s tennis, Angelique Kerber.
Just like the 718 Boxster, the 718 Cayman is named after the Porsche 718 racecar, an iconic champion that delivered countless podium finishes in the 1960s, many of them against considerable odds. Beneath the rear hatch of the all-new 718 Cayman lies a heart that beats with the same fighting spirit as the legendary Porsche 718, and in it lives the same will to break standards that inspires as much conviction as Kerber’s constant quest for excellence in her game.
The Porsche 718 model series is a continuation of the proven 4-cylinder concept and the history of distinguished Porsche racecars. Within this new model series, the Boxster roadster and Cayman coupé are now very much alike, both from a technical and visual standpoint.
For the first time ever, the two models have the same engine power levels – both sports cars are equipped with newly developed flat 4-cylinder engines with turbocharging, resulting in greater power output combined with better fuel economy. The 718 Cayman delivers 300bhp from 2 litres of engine displacement, and the sportier S model develops 350bhp from 2.5 litres of displacement.
“We are honoured to welcome our Porsche brand ambassador Angelique Kerber to Singapore, and are looking forward to witnessing her performance at the 2016 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. Just like Kerber, the all-new 718 Cayman is an impressive champion. It is strikingly dynamic, effortlessly agile, sharply athletic, and remarkably powerful – all the qualities that Kerber has displayed on her journey to world number one in professional women’s tennis. It is therefore a true pleasure to have her unveil our latest model, the 718 Cayman, here in Singapore, thus completing the Porsche 718 model series,” said Karsono Kwee, executive chairman of Eurokars Group.
The 718 Cayman starts from $253,988 and the 718 Cayman S starts from $311,788, both prices excluding COE.
Read our review of the 718 Cayman S.