The new Porsche 718 Cayman S wheel in 7 mins and 47 seconds at the Nürburgring

Much more than a ‘baby Porsche’: the new family of the Porsche 718 is not content with being just a little brother of the iconic sports car of the brand, the Porsche 911. Either they are frightened by challenges such as Nürburgring, offering exceptional performance even in the circuit.

by Replacing the previous six-cylinder engines for a few advanced four-cylinder boxer with turbocharging variable geometry, 350 HP and 420 Nm of maximum torque Porsche 718 Cayman S give so much of themselves. The German magazine Sport Auto has directly tested, and this video is the proof of it.

One of the four cylinders fastest in the market: in the hands of the pilot Christian Gebhardt, the new 718 Cayman S has established a time on the Nürburgring of 7:46.7, virtually 7 minutes 47 seconds. The sports with central engine could still have a small margin of improvement in the hands of the own Porsche, but in any case it is a very meritorious.

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By putting comparative examples, this 7:47 minutes to beat the time set on the Nordschleife the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano with V12 engine, and is a second faster than the BMW M3 GTS E92 2010, with its 450 HP. Other outstanding four-cylinder engine as the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S (310 HP; 7:49.21) or the Renault Mégane RS Trophy R (275 HP; 7:54.36) is a few seconds slower.

In fact, the Porsche 718 Cayman S is not far from the Porsche Cayman GT4 earlier generation, in the same hands Sport Auto and Christian Gebhardt and stopped the clock at 7 minutes and 42 seconds. If you had doubts about the new four-cylinder Porsche, this video could despejarlas, and is not always “more” has to be “better”… what Will a future 718 Cayman still more sports that are larger than this ribbon? Bet for it.