2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0

MSRP range: $87,400
5 out of 5 stars(1)
MSRP$88,750
What others are paying$90,236
Low supply is pushing the market average above MSRP.

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2022 Porsche 718 Cayman video

CARLOS LAGO: Hey, Carlos Lago here with Edmunds, and that's a 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4. What's that long combination of names, and letters, and numbers mean? Well, currently, this is the ultimate expression of a mid-engined sports car that you can get from Porsche. It uses racey suspension hardware, sticky tires, big brakes, and a high-revving, naturally aspirated engine. It cares very little about anything else than going fast and having a great time, which, come to think of it, reminds me of college. Anyway, in this video, we're going to explain the parts that make this car this car and, most importantly, how much fun it is from behind the wheel. If you like videos like this one, let us know in the comments below. Also, click, like, and subscribe. It really helps us out. Check out the links in the description for more information, and also, visit edmunds.com/sellmycar to get an instant cash offer on your car. Why are the expectations so high for this Cayman GT4? Well, there are two major factors involved. The first is the name, and the second is the price. The GT name is something Porsche enthusiasts take very seriously and Porsche, too. You've probably heard of the 911 GT3, the 911 GT2 maybe, or the Carrera GT. They just don't put GT on any old car. And this GT4 acts as sort of the entry point into the GT pantheon. I'll promise I'll stop saying GT so much. Anyway, the second thing that people will probably recognize more is the price. The GT4 starts at $40,000 more than a base Cayman. It roughly equals the price of a Porsche 911. This one, as it's equipped, costs roughly $130,000. That's a lot of money. Just one quick caveat, though-- this specific car is a European spec version with the optional club sport package that we don't get in the US, so you'll just have to ignore that bolted-on roll cage in the back. But let's take a look at some of the other parts on this car. Why is this car so expensive? Let's start by talking about the chassis. Overall, it's about an inch lower than a regular Cayman, but more impressively, it borrows a number of features from the 911 GT3, a car that I personally like a lot. You get the same breaks and literally the same front suspension, too. Keeping with the motorsports inspiration, let's say, are a number of adjustable features, from the anti-roll bars, the ride height, and even the rear wing. Now, the wheels are 20 inches in diameter, front and rear, 8 and 1/2 inches wide up front, 11 inches wide in the rear. And they're wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which have a ton of traction, and that improves everything from acceleration, to handling, to braking. Speaking in the brakes, these are the optional $8,000 carbon ceramic brakes, which add just massive, over 16-inch diameter rotors up front with six piston calipers. That's a lot of braking performance, and combined with these tires, there's a lot you can explore there and I'd be surprised if you could find the limits of, considering how light this vehicle was on our scales. As for the centerpiece of the GT4, it's here-ish, and it's a real shame you can't actually see it. But first, explaining why the engine is important requires some history. When the Cayman came out and this generation of the Cayman came out in 2016, the engine was a turbocharged four-cylinder. That was powerful, and fuel-efficient, and, in my opinion, the worst part about the car because it was noisy and coarse. And you didn't really want to rev it out, which is the exact opposite of what you should expect from a Porsche Cayman. This, though, has a 4-liter flat-six with 400 horsepower roughly and some amount of torque but, more importantly, an 8,000 RPM red line. That's a beautiful thing. The transmissions are, of course, a six-speed manual or, like this car, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. And of course, you get a limited slip differential as well. Now let's talk about what it's like to actually drive the thing. Before we get started driving this Cayman, I would just like to say, this is the literally my first time driving the GT4, so you're going to see a very honest reaction to what it's like behind the wheel. Let's get started. [GIGGLING] OK. OK. OK. Yep, yep. That's-- yep. Oh boy. That is delightful. That is just delightful. OK, I would just like to start out and say it's a real shame that I have to actually talk to the camera while doing this because this is just tremendous. OK, so let's talk about the engine first because I thought that would be the most impressive thing out of this platform, that 4-liter six-cylinder. It does make the right sound. It's doing what I want a Cayman to do. It sounds the way I want a Cayman to sound. It's exciting as it starts going through its power band. The closer you get to the red line, the sweeter it sounds. I'll be honest and say, it's not the best-sounding Porsche six-cylinder ever, but it is such a nice upgrade. And the way that power swells with the engine speed as that moves up to is just tremendous. It makes the experience of approaching a red line that much more exciting, and that's what driving a sports car like this should be all about. It's that race to the next gear as you navigate corners. This is a quick car. It has not so much a ton of power, but it's a light car. And that means it's able to accelerate rapidly but not overwhelm you with acceleration. I feel like I can manage this speed. It's not more response with acceleration than I can take care of from behind the wheel. This is balanced wonderfully and not just in the right quality sense, but in the power delivery sense, and that relationship between the ride and the engine response. You hear that phrase "harmonious," and that's truly the experience you're having here. Oh, that's delightful. So let's talk about ride handling, steering because that, to be honest, is what I'm feeling the most out of this. The engine is just sort of the icing on that cake. The Cayman has always had those really magical handling properties, really good performance, really exciting feel from the steering wheel, from the handling, and all that. And this elevates those responses without giving any more speed than you know what to do with, or at least, the speed that it's delivering, you have the sense of control through confidence behind the wheel, through traction from the tires, through incredible braking performance. There's a linearity between my inputs and the feedback from the car that just feels so nicely balanced, and the way this accelerates out of a corner just feels so sweet. I can do this all day. When it comes to numbers, yeah, this is fast. It goes very quick in a straight line. We've measured that. It stops very short in an emergency situation. We measured that. It generates lots of lateral G. We've measured that. But the thing that you can't put a number on is the satisfaction you get behind a wheel because if you could, you'd need a chart with an awfully tall ceiling. I always knew the Cayman could be like this, and it always had the handling and the steering to make you feel like you were driving something truly special. Now that those parts are even better and now that there's an engine there that truly delivers the excitement that this car always deserved, it makes this GT4 feel like a very, very special thing. Just the way this goes into a corner and you power out, you can trust that when you power out the traction will be there, that it'll get you out of the corner smoothly. Oh, the way this must feel around a curving mountain road or a racetrack just has to be the best. Oh, I'm in love. I'm absolutely in love, such that I don't mind these bucket seats, such that I don't mind this car doesn't have remote entry or dual-zone climate control. It just has a gauge that says Cold or Hot. This is terrific, just terrific. I may not have given the most succinct feedback while driving this car, but I'll just say that's a sign of how pleasureful driving this car quickly is. I don't want to talk about all the nuance or subtleties of driving because I was so enraptured in how this car drives. That's beautiful. Oh, oh, OK. OK. Oh, beautiful. The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is a truly special car, and it's not just because of any individual components, not just that engine, or the racey suspension, or the sticky tires, or massive and very expensive brakes. No, it's the combination of everything working in concert. It's a mechanical symphony, if you will, even though that does sound kind of cheesy. But honestly, this car, in total, does what all of us would expect a sports car to do when we think of our ideal sports car. Now, thanks for watching this video. If you like it, go ahead and click Like, and then click Subscribe. I shared the links in the description for more information. Also, visit edmunds.com/sellmycar to get an instant cash offer on your car.

2021 Porsche Cayman GT4 Review | Going Fast and Having Fun! | Price, Engine, Specs, 0-60 & More

NOTE: This video is about the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman, but since the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


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Is the Porsche 718 Cayman a good car?

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  • The new GT4 RS is most hardcore, track-focused Cayman to date
  • Features aero tweaks and less weight
  • Nearly 500 horsepower from a naturally aspirated flat-six engine
  • Part of the third 718 Cayman generation introduced for 2017
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How much should I pay for a 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman?

The least-expensive 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman is the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $87,400.

Other versions include:

  • GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M) which starts at $87,400
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2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 Overview

The 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 is offered in the following styles: GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M). The 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 718 Cayman GTS 4.0.

Pros

  • Outstanding handling and steering feel
  • Available six-cylinder engine delivers stirring performance
  • Broad range of customization options

Cons

  • Unrefined four-cylinder engine and exhaust noise
  • More expensive than many of its closest competitors
  • Tech features list is thin

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 featuring deep dives into trim levels including GTS 4.0, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 here.

Our Review Process

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What is the MPG of a 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0?

2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 GTS 4.0 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
19 mpg compined MPG,
17 city MPG/24 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG19
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement4.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase97.4 in.
Length173.5 in.
WidthN/A
Height50.2 in.
Curb Weight3166 lbs.

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