Porsche Debuts New 718 Cayman Sports Coupes With CarPlay Support

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Porsche announced this week that its new 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S mid-engine sports cars will be equipped with CarPlay, along with a USB port and Porsche Car Connect app on iOS and Android for smartphone connectivity. Other CarPlay-enabled Porsche models include the 2016 911, 2017 718 Boxster, and 2017 Macan series.

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The Connect Plus module offers real-time traffic information, CarPlay, Google Earth, Google Street View, and WiFi connectivity. Drivers can also make use of additional comprehensive services via their smartphone, which include the Porsche Connect App and Porsche Car Connect.

The new 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S are on sale now and will arrive at Porsche dealerships in the U.S. in late November 2016. The 718 Cayman has a starting MSRP of $53,900, while the 718 Cayman S starts at $66,300. An additional $1,050 fee applies for delivery, processing, and handling.

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56 months ago

Model 3 already looks better, is cheaper, and I'd guess it probably performs better. Also, this thing looks useless from a utility perspective. It has no cargo space and it only seats a single passenger.

Respectfully, you don't buy a Porsche for utility. The exception being their SUV's. Performs better? Can I assume you're not a car guy? That's not a knock and I hope you don't take it that way, but the statement makes me think you views cars as more a mode of transportation than an experience. Nothing wrong with that perspective either.

The Model 3, like the Model S, will never be considered performance vehicles. As for looks, Tesla better fix that nose. Holy smokes it's...
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Beautiful. I'll take an S with the manual please

Yup. The Cayman is Porsche's best performance value by far. It would be even better if they didn't have to keep the performance envelope below the 911.

On topic: Having the Porsche Connect App just makes Car Play seem like a superfluous "ticking off a box" just to say it's on there.

/heads to the configurator to turn a $60K car into a $100K car. Porsche is the king of add-ons
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56 months ago

Model 3 already looks better, is cheaper, and I'd guess it probably performs better. Also, this thing looks useless from a utility perspective. It has no cargo space and it only seats a single passenger.

What are you talking about?

One is a purpose built sports car and one is a mass market sedan/hatch thing.

Why are you comparing apples and oranges?
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56 months ago
I'll take that in Space Gray thank you.
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56 months ago

All I know is that I think the Cayman is by far the most beautiful car currently in production.

Yeah, it's up there. I love the 981.1/2. I used to hate the 987 Cayman.







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56 months ago
Beautiful. I'll take an S with the manual please
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56 months ago

Straight line speed, the Ferrari would catch up and overtake at the first corner

The Tesla (the Model S, at least) actually performs very well through corners too, thanks to it's extremely low centre of gravity. It's a lot heavier than the Ferrari, but with the 21" wheels and the right tires on it, it'll be competitive with a lot of performance cars.

But you're right that the Ferrari would win around the track - under constant heavy acceleration, the Tesla's power limiter would eventually kick in to protect the battery from overheating. Once that happens it'd have no chance.
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