Porsche 718 Cayman/ 718 Boxster - best performance cars

Switch to four-cylinder power hasn't failed to dilute the Porsche 718 Cayman’s excellent driving experience

To call the 718 Cayman the poor man's Porsche is to do the car a great disservice. The Cayman manages to deliver the kind of sure-footed handling fun that makes any driver feel like a natural behind the wheel.

The latest model has switched to a turbocharged flat-four engine, but while it doesn't sound as thrilling as the old flat-six, it hasn't done anything to spoil the driving experience. The car's mid-engined layout is perfectly balanced, with fluid steering and lots of confidence-inspiring grip.

Porsche 718 Boxster review

Even better is the fact the Cayman is such a useable car, and there's no doubt that you could use it on a daily basis. And while the initial purchase price will be high, everyday running costs are surprisingly agreeable for one of the best open-topped sports cars on sale. And if you fancy having the wind in your hair, the convertible 718 Boxster is just as much fun.

Top 10 best performance cars 2010







        1. 1. Porsche 911
        2. 2. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
        3. 3. McLaren 600LT
        4. 4. Ferrari 488 Pista
        5. 5. Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster
        6. 6. Caterham Seven
        7. 7. BMW M5 Competition
        8. 8. McLaren 720S
        9. 9. Honda Civic Type R
        10. 10. Ford Fiesta ST

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