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£70 a week... for a new Porsche 718 Cayman

By Rob Gill Published

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LET’S say you’re 26, in a steady relationship but still living at home because you can’t afford to get on the property ladder.

But then you get lucky. You win £10,000 on a scratchcard.

What are you going to do? Do you:

a) Put a deposit on a house

b) Pay for her “dream” wedding

Nah mate, neither. Buy a Porsche.

Stay at home where life is easy, where all your cooking and cleaning is done for you, and buy a spanking new 170mph Cayman instead.

It bangs out 0-62 in 5.1 seconds and you can rip up your licence in 11

I promise your girlfriend will love you even more.

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This baby Porsche costs £70 a week on finance if you can find £10,000 up front.

In hard cash it’s £39,000, HALF the price of the halo 911 – but just as naughty.

Key facts: PORSCHE 718 CAYMAN

Price: £39,878

Engine: 2-litre turbo

Power: 300hp

0-62mph: 5.1secs

Top speed: 170mph

Economy: 38mpg

Rivals: Audi TT, Jaguar F-Type

Put it this way, you won’t get out of a Cayman and say, “That doesn’t feel quite quick enough to me”. It has more performance than you’re ever going to need on the road.

The Cayman has a two-litre four-cylinder turbo “boxer” engine feeding 300hp to the rear wheels.

It bangs out 0-62 in 5.1 seconds and you can rip up your licence in 11.

The entry 911 Carrera does 0-62 in 4.6.

So how do the Cayman and 911 compare?

The Cayman is a two-seat mid-engined sports car whereas the 911 is 2+2 seat and rear-engined.

The Cayman is more playful

Both are beautifully balanced but the Cayman is more playful, more reactive on twisty roads and the 911 is smoother, more stable at high-speed, especially with rear-wheel steering.

So what would I go for?

a) Cayman

b) 911

I’d sell up, move back home and have both.

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