Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia yesterday launched the 718 Cayman in commemoration of the opening of Porsche’s newest 3S Centre in Penang.
Powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder flat engine, the 718 Cayman with PDK gearbox and Sport Chrono Package accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds to reach a top speed of 275km/h while a 718 Cayman S with comparable equipment goes to 100km/h from a standstill in 4.2 seconds to reach a top speed of 285km/h.
Available as an option is Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with 10mm lower ride height.
New and extended optional assistance systems are now available in the all-new 718 Cayman models, such as an optional cruise control system and lane change assist.
The front end of the vehicle exhibits a more sculptural form, giving it a wider and more masculine appearance, an effect reinforced by narrow front lights above the lateral air intakes which contain the parking lights and indicators.
The much larger cooling air intakes at the front are a prominent expression of the new turbo engine concept on the exterior, and rounding off the front end are the Bi-Xenon headlights in their new design with integrated LED daytime running lights.
Together with the new accent strip in high-gloss black, the lower profile of the rear wings emphasises the horizontal width of this mid-engine sports car while the completely redesigned slim taillights are distinguished by the three-dimensional technology within them visible through the clear glass.
The wing above extends automatically at a speed of 120km/h, reducing lift to provide even better road holding performance.
Inside the cabin, the car features a newly-designed instrument panel and dashboard with a host of other upgraded elements.
The new sports steering wheel is derived from the 918 Spyder, and there is also the option of a GT sports steering wheel with smaller diameter.
The latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a 7-inch multi-touchscreen is now included as standard, offering a variety of options for individualisation, including optional Connect, Navigation, and Connect Plus modules.
Retail base price for the new 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S starts from RM530,000 and RM700,000 respectively which include all applicable duties, except registration fee, road tax and insurance.
All Porsche cars sold by SDAP come with a four-year warranty and free maintenance package which includes complimentary service, parts and labour.