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Porsche 718 Cayman review – The entry-level Porsche punches above its weight - Porsche 718 Cayman interior and tech

Whether it's the base Cayman or the GTS, the 718's fine handling outshines its disappointing engine

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  • Beautifully balanced chassis and well considered ergonomics
  • Coarse, lumpy engine, made even worse by the memory of its predecessor

Always surprisingly practical for a mid-engined sportscar, the Cayman’s front and rear load areas are plenty big enough to swallow everything two could want on a weekend away. The rear deck above the engine and behind the occupant’s heads provides extra useful space for small items, too.

This being a Porsche, ergonomics are spot on with all the controls perfectly positioned and weighted with a quality feel. The driving position is suitably low and from behind the new 918-inspired steering wheel, the dash layout has plenty of traditional Porsche touches like the high mounted gear stick and a rev counter right in the centre of the dials.

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Materials and build quality are top-notch, although despite the upgraded infotainment system inherited from the 911, rivals like the Audi TT make the tech feel distinctly last generation. Unfortunately if you want your Cayman with a bit of bling, it all comes via the options list, leaving a standard car looking a little bland.

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