Driven

Char­ac­ter­is­tics have greatly im­proved, giv­ing up noth­ing in the way of driv­ing sat­is­fac­tion.

- Cars · Porsche Automobil Holding SE · Porsche 911 GT3 · Porsche Cayman · Porsche 2020 · Porsche Boxster

There’s a lot to be said for the med­i­ta­tive qual­ity of a long drive on a good road by your­self, but shar­ing this ex­pe­ri­ence is al­ways bet­ter. Es­pe­cially when the car is the Porsche Cay­man GT4, ar­guably the finest ex­pres­sion of the 718 Cay­man line-up, nev­er­mind that it is also the quick­est in a straight line, and the most ag­ile in the bends.

With its mas­sive fixed rear wing and light­weight com­po­nents, the GT4 looks as­tound­ingly ag­gres­sive – like it wants to tear you limb from limb at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity. Yet, what Porsche has man­aged to achieve with the new GT4 over the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion car, is that the coupe’s ev­ery­day driver

The new GT4’s 4.0-litre flat-six en­gine is shared with the 718 Spy­der, as well as the Boxster and Cay­man GTS mod­els. It is not, how­ever, the same 4.0-litre en­gine from the 911 GT3. Wouldn’t that have been some­thing?

The good news, how­ever, is that the new 4.0-litre has both a stop/start func­tion and cylin­der de­ac­ti­va­tion, to im­prove ef­fi­ciency – a bit of a mis­nomer for a car that was cre­ated for driv­ing hard. The not-so-great news is that this 4.0-litre

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