In the Pyrenees mountains, near the French-Spanish border, lies an exceptional mountain pass you might have never heard of before. The is a smooth ribbon of tarmac that leads to some ski resorts, and more interestingly, potential driving perfection. It's the perfect place for a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS, or any good sports car.
Henry Catchpole and Carfection take us there in their latest video, and to be perfectly honest, it has us daydreaming, wishing we weren't at our desks and instead tearing up this pass. Catchpole compares the Port de la Bonaigua favorably to Romania's Transfagarasan highway, which was made famous by Top Gear a few years back. It looks exceptional, with all the hairpins you could want, a relatively smooth surface, and crucially, very little traffic.
The 718 Cayman GTS is at home in the Pyrenees, its mid-engine chassis making the most of the twisty roads. Catchpole, unsurprisingly, criticizes the 718's uninspiring flat-four engine note, but has lots of praise for its sharp steering and slick six-speed manual gearbox.
Mountain passes in Switzerland and Italy get all of the love, but the Port de la Bonaigua reminds us not to forget about those in Spain. We'll make sure to stop their on our next European road trip.