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Does the latest Porsche 718 Cayman GTS still blend grand touring with sportiness?

Porsche logo5 Oct 2018

EVERYONE has their own signature, a natural flick of the wrist and sweep of ink that can be instantly recognisable but tough to copy. The same has long been true of three particular little letters that, in this case, end the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS nameplate.
 
Whether with this mid-engined compact coupe or with its 911 Carrera GTS rear-engined medium coupe and former Panamera GTS large liftback siblings, their autograph comes in the form of black badgework, tinted headlights and tail-lights, often charcoal wheels, and certainly Alcantara trim.
 
But what such signifiers also have long represented is Porsche’s segue between grand touring (GT) and Sport (S) models, a halfway house between the entry-level model grades and the more hardcore motorsport-focused iterations. 
 
In this case the 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S sit below the 718 Cayman GTS, which for now is the top model grade until the expected 718 Cayman GT4 lands.
 
But the question is always this: should a buyer sign on the dotted line for this middle model grade right now, save coin with one of the cheaper versions, or wait for a limited-edition hero and halo? 
Model release date: 1 October 2017

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