Fresh from spending a week with the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S, Iím happy to report that the future of sports cars is far from doom and gloom.
Quite the contrary, actually. In fact, this Cayman S
is proof that things are going to be just fine. While electrons are being added to everything from minivans
to McLarens, thereís no cumbersome hybrid powertrain to clutter up the car with extra weight. Instead, this thingís all motor ó albeit a much smaller one than before. But that counts for something in an era ****-bent on hybridization.
Glossing right over the base version and its 2.0-liter turbo
engine, this Cayman S still brings the goods. Almost a liter of displacement has been taken out of the engine this time around, not to mention two cylinders, leaving the Cayman S with a mere 2.5-liter flat four to do the job. In the tug of war between driving enjoyment and environmental responsibility, tiny turbo engines are the compromise enthusiasts must live with.