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Porsche drops two cylinders, adds a turbo to the 718 Cayman (pictures)

Upgraded suspension and additional power underpin this all-new Cayman, which comes in both Cayman and Cayman S varieties.

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Porsche is giving its fixed-roof Cayman the 718 treatment, much as it did the Boxster late last year.

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The focal point of the new 718 Cayman is the use of a flat-four engine, instead of the traditional flat-six.

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The 718 Cayman uses a 2.0-liter flat-four, good for 300 horsepower, 280 pound-feet of torque and a 4.5-second 0-60 time.

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The hotter-to-trot 718 Cayman S packs a 2.5-liter unit, good for 350 horsepower, 309 pound-feet of torque and a 4.0-second 0-60 time.

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The Cayman's aesthetics have been upgraded with new front and rear fasciae.

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The interior features a new upper dashboard, new air vents and a 918 Spyder-style steering wheel.

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The Cayman now uses Cayman S brakes, while the Cayman S gets its stoppers from the 911 Carrera.

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Loads of options are available, including sport suspension and torque vectoring.

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Inside, buyers can opt for navigation, Google Earth, Apple CarPlay and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity.

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Both the 718 Cayman and Cayman S are technically on sale right now, but deliveries won't start until late November.

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The 718 Cayman starts at $53,900, whereas the 718 Cayman S retails for $66,300.

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