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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.

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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

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        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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