Day off. I’m driving a red 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman. I flick it down a few gears and enjoy the upper rpm pull of its turbocharged engine and its raspy exhaust note, which echoes off the Santa Monica Mountains and momentarily drowns out the roar of the crashing surf. My wife is riding shotgun. We’re northbound on LA’s Pacific Coast Highway. Malibu’s Country Kitchen awaits where we will sit outside in the warm California sun, enjoy the ocean breeze and share our favorite sandwich -- the one with the melted Brie on the pretzel baguette.
Is this heaven?
No, but it’s close enough. A great two-seat sports car makes everything better, and the new Porsche 718 Cayman is one of the very best. For 2017, Porsche has extensively redesigned the Cayman, giving it a freshened look and, for the first time, a turbocharged engine. The result is the most refined and best performing Cayman since the model was first introduced in 2006.