Make no mistake, the Porsche 718 Cayman is a stunner, especially in 2.5-litre S guise. Here, you're getting pretty much the same level of performance as you would in a base 911 Carrera - for £35,000 less. If, like us, you love 911s, that's something of a sobering thought.
Having said that, you'll easily spend £10,000-£15,000more than the £50,000 budget Porsche demands for this car with even a restrained trip through the options list. But it's worth it. There's nothing else that comes close to offering the same payoff in terms of chassis talents and depth of engineering. Well, except for a 718 Boxster, but you're usually either a Cayman person or a Boxster person and there's not a lot of overlap on that particular Venn diagram. Porsche's rivals can look forward to quite a few years of their accustomed position, namely trying and failing to catch up.