Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
  • Focused coupe cabin feels expensive
  • Much improved infotainment system
  • Interior is well built, should last

The 2016 upgrade really improved the cabin ambience of the Cayman; not always the two-seater’s ace card. Where hard plastics once reigned supreme, Porsche has subtly improved the quality of construction and the 718 now sports a cabin worthy of the crested badge.

When you first climb in, you’ll appreciate the good driving position; it’s snug but everything’s where it should be and you can see out in all directions. The analogue dials are clearly laid out and the PCM navigation module brings a configurable display that can beam up maps or trip computer info at the push of a button.

The best bit? The new infotainment system, which has finally come of age. A centrally mounted touchscreen now controls the audio, sat-nav and phone commands and responds easily to prods and swipes of the finger. It’s a big improvement.

How comfortable is it?

  • Low-slung two-seater sports car
  • Choice of sports seats available
  • Ride comfort good, especially on PASM chassis

You wouldn’t necessarily think of a two-seat sports car as being a comfy place to sit – but the 718 really is that good. For a car of this type, it’s easy to climb in and out of, although you should avoid the high-winged sports seats if you value everyday practicality.

Once you’re installed in the snug cabin, it’s a very comfortable environment. All major controls are well placed and the driving position is first-rate. We’d recommend trying various different seats, as you can specify bucket chairs with extra support for track use; these may resist sideways cornering forces, but aren’t necessarily as relaxed and supportive as the standard items.

Ride comfort is surprisingly polished, the 718 smothering road potholes and bumps with aplomb on most of the alloy wheel options. Specify the optional PASM for the most comfortable ride and stick to smaller-diameter alloy wheels if smooth progress is your priority.

GTS and GT4

Unsurprisingly given the fact the six-cylinder models are heavier and feature suspension dropped by 20- and 30mm respectively, these more serious models don’t ride quite as well. The latter features more track-focussed seats too. That said, the GTS is perfectly usable day-to-day.