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Porsche 718 Cayman unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show

Porsche 718 Cayman unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show

Snapshot: Porsche 718 Cayman shares the same flat-four engine, incorporated in the 718 Boxster.

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Recently, the German automaker revealed the 718 Boxster at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 and now the brand has unveiled the new Porsche 718 Cayman, which is mechanically identical sibling at the Beijing Auto Show 2016. The new Cayman received some cosmetic updates with a taut proportion, in terms of its exterior and also shares the same flat-four engine, incorporated in the 718 Boxster.

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Looking at the exterior, the 718 Cayman gets some stretched proportion with large cooling air intakes at the front and sides. The profile gets more sharper by the nose, giving the front end a wider look with more purposeful appearance. It also features new designed Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, while as an option LED headlights with four-point daytime running lights are also available. On the side, the new coupe gets a striking sculptured wheel-arches and side sills, and at the rear, it features redesigned taillamps with a much wider look, emphasised by a high-gloss black strip with integrated Porsche badge between the tail lights.

Inside, the new Cayman gets a redesigned dash panel, new air vents, a new sports steering wheel in '918 Spyder' design, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) as a standard feature, while PCM can be extended to connect module including special extensions for smartphones, such as the USB port, Apple CarPlay and Porsche Car Connect, satellite navigation module with voice control.

In terms of the power package, the 718 Cayman draws its power from a 2.0-litre flat-four turbocharged engine that delivers 296bhp and 380Nm of torque. While the 718 Cayman S sports a 2.5-litre flat-four turbocharged engine that is good for 345bhp and 420Nm of torque. The 718 Cayman S also features a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry (VTG). When connected to an optimised 7-speed PDK the 718 Cayman sprints from zero to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds, while the 718 Cayman S makes the same sprint in 4.2 seconds. The top speed of the 718 Cayman is 273kmph, and the 718 Cayman S can reach a speed of 285kmph.

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