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Our new Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 was snowed on the first day it was put into long-term duty. Heavily. The sort skiers dream of six inches of snow layered above a crust of ice from a burst of freezing rain that had hit Michigan earlier in the day. Cayman, welcome to your new home!
Why would we put such a lovely automobile to such terrible weather? We admire Porsches because they are practical sports vehicles that can be used on a daily basis. To put that belief to the test, we’d have to live with one of our Stuttgart favorites for a long time—we know, harsh duty—and put it through a variety of driving circumstances. On a snowy day, a Cayman owner in Los Angeles might decide to drive up to Big Bear for some skiing, while a Michigander might want to go slip-sliding. We know that a previous C/D editor-in-chief purchased a new 911 a few years ago and used it as his everyday transportation throughout the winter.
So now it’s time to drive, a total of 40K miles. Every time we step behind the three-spoke steering wheel, we expect to be enthralled by the Cayman’s beautifully intuitive handling, quick, strong brakes, and feisty flat-six. What we can’t be sure of, but hope to learn, is if that unique driving personality is matched by a same level of dependability in every season and scenario. We’ll keep you updated on how the Cayman’s stress test is progressing every 10,000 miles or so.
Months in the Fleet: 1 Mileage as of now: 3845 miles
20 mpg is the average fuel economy.
Observed Fuel Range: 330 miles Fuel Tank Size: 16.9 gal
Repair: $0 Service: $0 Normal Wear: $0