A Carmine Red Cayman 718 S and other Porsches

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Re: A Carmine Red Cayman 718 S and other Porsches

Post by VanB » Wed May 16, 2018 3:28 pm

Gazoak wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:54 pm
My wife has one currently (718S Boxster) whilst her Macan is in for a headlight fault and although it has PSE and is very quick I can't stand the sound or the way the power is delivered with the turbo flat four (all or nothing). I also had a drive at PEC in 2017 and it just doesn't do it for me. I much prefer my Cayman 981S.
And a far sweeter flat 6. Loved my Cayman 981S, brilliant car and was my first Porsche which got me hooked
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A Carmine Red Cayman 718 S and other Porsches

Post by Semerka » Wed May 16, 2018 4:43 pm

In our experience, the 718 is an improved machine of the already very good 981 in terms of chassis, how planted it is and sharpness of steering. Admittedly, it is not a gentleman's sports car, it's a hooligan that sometimes sounds like a motorbike, but makes you giggle. :-)
- Macan Turbo in Night Blue with Black Leather & Carbon interior
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Re: A Carmine Red Cayman 718 S and other Porsches

Post by VanB » Wed May 16, 2018 5:40 pm

I think the 718 is generally very highly thought of except for the engine noise. I haven't driven one so can't compare the two but a friend of mine recently swapped her 981 Cayman S for a 718 Cayman GTS and thinks it's the nuts. Now with performance encroaching firmly into 911 territory it has to be the bargain sports car of the moment.
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Re: A Carmine Red Cayman 718 S and other Porsches

Post by Wing Commander » Wed May 16, 2018 7:15 pm

happy days wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:50 am
Wing Commander wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:44 am
Good point, Alex! ;) :lol:
Aha!My 50p is safe!
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Re: A Carmine Red Cayman 718 S and other Porsches

Post by Wing Commander » Wed May 16, 2018 7:16 pm

smithy37 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:43 pm
The original widow maker. Love it.

If I’m ever down your neck of the woods Simon you can tick driving a Cayenne Turbo off your list.
Cheers, Smithy. It would be an honour! :)
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Re: A Carmine Red Cayman 718 S and other Porsches

Post by Wing Commander » Wed May 16, 2018 7:20 pm

Gazoak wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:54 pm
My wife has one currently (718S Boxster) whilst her Macan is in for a headlight fault and although it has PSE and is very quick I can't stand the sound or the way the power is delivered with the turbo flat four (all or nothing). I also had a drive at PEC in 2017 and it just doesn't do it for me. I much prefer my Cayman 981S.

I think that I might prefer a 981 Cayman, Cayman S, or yes - a GT4! Having said that, I still think that the 718 Cayman S is a great bit of kit! :)
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Re: A Carmine Red Cayman 718 S and other Porsches

Post by nsm3 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:49 am

I drove a few 718s while I owned the 981 CS, both standard and S versions and while there were some improvements in the steering feel/cabin tech, plus the S on the move, was noticeably quicker to accelerate in 718 format, I was always glad to get back in the 981. It was the 'Subaru' engine that was the spoiler for me. Great engine in its own right, but seemed a retrograde step in a F6 Porsche hierarchy?

So I chopped the 981 in for a diesel Macan!! Go figure?

:roll:
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Re: A Carmine Red Cayman 718 S and other Porsches

Post by Wing Commander » Thu May 17, 2018 12:53 pm

nsm3 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 11:49 am
So I chopped the 981 in for a diesel Macan!! Go figure?

:roll:

:lol: :lol: There is no bad Porsche! ;)
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A Carmine Red Cayman 718 S and other Porsches

Post by Semerka » Thu May 17, 2018 3:09 pm

nsm3 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 11:49 am
I drove a few 718s while I owned the 981 CS, both standard and S versions and while there were some improvements in the steering feel/cabin tech, plus the S on the move, was noticeably quicker to accelerate in 718 format, I was always glad to get back in the 981. It was the 'Subaru' engine that was the spoiler for me. Great engine in its own right, but seemed a retrograde step in a F6 Porsche hierarchy?

So I chopped the 981 in for a diesel Macan!! Go figure?

:roll:
:lol: :lol:

Needs must, I suppose!
- Macan Turbo in Night Blue with Black Leather & Carbon interior
- 718 Cayman GTS in GT Silver with Crayon GTS interior
- gone: Cayman GTS (981) in Carmine Red

- gone: Macan S Diesel in Volcano Grey with Garnet Red seats


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