The 718 Cayman GTS Is Porsche's Best Kept Secret

On this episode of R&T's Three Lap Reviews, Travis Okulski and Sam Smith explain what makes the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS so special.

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Porsche is making some amazing performance cars right now. The 911 GT2 RS obliterated the Nurburgring production car lap record. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds with a seamless hybrid drivetrain that gives crazy acceleration no matter how fast or slow you're going.

But our favorite Porsche might just be something that's far slower, far less aggressive than these heavy hitters.

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The 718 Cayman GTS takes everything we love about the Cayman—its brilliant steering, excellent chassis, and perfect combination of comfort and handling control—and puts it in the most well-rounded variant of Porsche's mid-engine sports car. It's not too soft, not too firm. It might not have the razor-edge dynamics of a circuit beast, but it won't embarrass itself on a racetrack. It's comfortable enough to be a daily driver without being soft, dull, boring.

In short, we think it's the sweet spot—a sports car that favors a rewarding driving experience instead of all-out spec sheet dominance. Learn all about it in the latest episode of Road & Track's Three Lap Reviews.

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