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With most models, it’s only a matter of time until one gets totaled in an accident, we just didn’t think a 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman would be destroyed so soon. Porsche has only started delivering 718 Caymans to the States late last year and already the remains of one is waiting to be liquidated.

Such a shame, especially the frontal damage where fixed-roof 718 Cayman’s 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four engine sits. In the base model, that engine is good for 296 horsepower and the brawnier S trim with a 2.5-liter unit can crank out 345-hp. From what we can see, the totalled 718 Cayman is sporting a base engine and dual-clutch automatic transmission.



According to its vehicle sticker, this one was produced in Stuttgart in September of last year and was probably delivered to its owner late November. Listed on Copart for salvage, the Cayman only has a scant 1,885 miles on the odometer and the current bid sits at $16,100.

A short lifespan for a vehicle that could have lasted for years to come assuming that it was built to Porsche’s typical standards for reliability. Now it sits in a heap, waiting for someone who may need an extra seat or rear body panel in the future.
 

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The good thing is that the cabin held its shape well in a small off set frontal accident, worst kind. That said, it may have hit a trash can on the side of the road. Who knows.
 
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