It’s impossible not to like this car and for that reason it is also impossible for some of us to afford it. The Cayman is great alternative to the common 911. We discuss in our review today what makes it such a head turner.

Engines

The great deal of engines that the Cayman offers brings out the performance that some of us could only dream of experiencing. Some of us feel guilt when revving our engines, thinking we may have done some damage. The engines within the basic 2.9 litre and all the rest want the revs. The R version provides a very exciting drive with a great deal of power.

The drive

The car offers a beautiful and thrilling drive. The excellent grip to the road helps keep the driver takes the performance to the extreme, taking corners at speed and changing direction in an instant. The steering accuracy is near perfect and fantastically weighted. As an optional extra, the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) is available. Many would recommend taking this up as the suspension is catered towards a sportier type of ride.

Safety

The Porsche Cayman’s safety equipment makes the car one of the safest Coupe’s available. Porsche’s very own in house developed stability control system is extremely sophisticated, helping to keep the car balanced during awkward situations. There are six airbags throughout the vehicle so everyone is protected as much as possible during the event of a collision.

Deprecation value

The vehicle keeps it’s value better than most. The deprecation value makes the car a great investment.

Quality

The overall quality of the car in terms of the mechanical components and interior and exterior features is exceptional. This goes hand in hand with the car’s excellent reliability values.

Equipment

The optional extra list is endless, allowing everyone to personalise their Cayman exactly how they want. These include the likes of voice control, satellite navigation, leather seats, ceramic brakes, automatic climate control, front fog lamps, a sports exhaust system and a tyre pressure monitor.

As standard you get air conditioning, CD stereo, electric windows, an alarm, an automatic rear spoiler and air conditioning, all the basics you would expect from a Porsche.