The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are mid-engined two-seater sports cars manufactured and marketed by German automobile manufacturer Porsche across four generations — as a 2-door, 2-seater roadster (Boxster) and a 3-door, 2-seater fastback coupé (Cayman). The first-generation Boxster was introduced in 1996; the second-generation Boxster and the Cayman arrived in late 2005, and the third generation launched in 2012. Since the introduction of the fourth generation in 2016, the two models have been marketed as the Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche 718 Cayman. Moving further in 2021, Porsche unveiled the 718 Cayman GT4 RS, the first Cayman to receive the RS treatment which is usually reserved for the 911 models.
The new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is billed as a more hard-core version of the standard Cayman, and this stands out on the track. It uses the same 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-6 engine from the Porsche 911 GT3, only here it’s detuned slightly to 493hp and 450nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. There is no manual option currently, which is a shame. The combination of power and lightness means this car will do 0-60 in 3.4 seconds.