Can’t choose between the baby Boxster or the £100K-plus 911? Motor correspondent James Martin says the clever money is all going on the Porsche Cayman S, which not only looks great but is also fun to drive.
This car changed all that for me. For a start, it looks great. I thought Caymans were for blokes who couldn’t afford 911s until I saw it, with its flared wheel arches, dramatically tapered rear end and flowing profile designed around the mid-mounted engine. That sense of balance really shows when you push this car hard: it handles fantastically round the bends, making it incredibly fun to drive. Try as you might, there’s no fear of piling into a hedge.
It’s quick, too, with 0–60 coming up in 5.4 seconds, topping out just above 170mph. Like all great Porsches since 1963, it has that flat-six engine, which makes a sound like nothing else on the road: like a beetle making angry love.