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.
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
Engine: 2-litre turbo
Top speed: 170mph
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?
I’d sell up, move back home and have both.