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Porsche Debuts New 718 Cayman Sports Coupes With CarPlay Support

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Porsche announced this week that its new 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S mid-engine sports cars will be equipped with CarPlay, along with a USB port and Porsche Car Connect app on iOS and Android for smartphone connectivity. Other CarPlay-enabled Porsche models include the 2016 911, 2017 718 Boxster, and 2017 Macan series.

The Connect Plus module offers real-time traffic information, CarPlay, Google Earth, Google Street View, and WiFi connectivity. Drivers can also make use of additional comprehensive services via their smartphone, which include the Porsche Connect App and Porsche Car Connect.
The new 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S are on sale now and will arrive at Porsche dealerships in the U.S. in late November 2016. The 718 Cayman has a starting MSRP of $53,900, while the 718 Cayman S starts at $66,300. An additional $1,050 fee applies for delivery, processing, and handling.

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ArtOfWarfare

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Call me when they bring out a Tesla-killing electric version.

Model 3 already looks better, is cheaper, and I'd guess it probably performs better. Also, this thing looks useless from a utility perspective. It has no cargo space and it only seats a single passenger.
 
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Model 3 already looks better, is cheaper, and I'd guess it probably performs better. Also, this thing looks useless from a utility perspective. It has no cargo space and it only seats a single passenger.
Respectfully, you don't buy a Porsche for utility. The exception being their SUV's. Performs better? Can I assume you're not a car guy? That's not a knock and I hope you don't take it that way, but the statement makes me think you views cars as more a mode of transportation than an experience. Nothing wrong with that perspective either.

The Model 3, like the Model S, will never be considered performance vehicles. As for looks, Tesla better fix that nose. Holy smokes it's...
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Beautiful. I'll take an S with the manual please
Yup. The Cayman is Porsche's best performance value by far. It would be even better if they didn't have to keep the performance envelope below the 911.

On topic: Having the Porsche Connect App just makes Car Play seem like a superfluous "ticking off a box" just to say it's on there.

/heads to the configurator to turn a $60K car into a $100K car. Porsche is the king of add-ons
 
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Respectfully, you don't buy a Porsche for utility. The exception being their SUV's. Performs better? Can I assume you're not a car guy? That's not a knock and I hope you don't take it that way, but the statement makes me think you views cars as more a mode of transportation than an experience. Nothing wrong with that perspective either.

The Model 3, like the Model S, will never be considered performance vehicles. As for looks, Tesla better fix that nose. Holy smokes it's...

I'm curious, how does one determine if a car is a performance car or not? 0-60mph time? How it's tuned? What makes the statement that Model 3/S will never be considered as performance car? What can you do or put in these so called performance car that you can't put into the Tesla?
 
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Model 3 already looks better, is cheaper, and I'd guess it probably performs better. Also, this thing looks useless from a utility perspective. It has no cargo space and it only seats a single passenger.
What are you talking about?

One is a purpose built sports car and one is a mass market sedan/hatch thing.

Why are you comparing apples and oranges?
 
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The Model 3, like the Model S, will never be considered performance vehicles.

Really? I guess you've never driven a performance model Tesla?

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Model 3 already looks better

To be fair, Tesla pretty much lifted the Model 3 design from Porsche. So if it looks better, it's only because they had something good to copy ;)
 
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I'm curious, how does one determine if a car is a performance car or not? 0-60mph time? How it's tuned? What makes the statement that Model 3/S will never be considered as performance car? What can you do or put in these so called performance car that you can't put into the Tesla?

Honestly? That's like asking what makes a jacket a suit jacket instead of a blazer jacket. It's not like there are a strict set of rules or anything. If you have any sensibility towards the are you simply look at it and you know what you're looking at.
 
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Really? I guess you've never driven a performance model Tesla?

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To be fair, Tesla pretty much lifted the Model 3 design from Porsche. So if it looks better, it's only because they had something good to copy ;)
Straight line speed, the Ferrari would catch up and overtake at the first corner
 
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Jimmy James

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Gettjng model by model CarPlay support updates is a little tedious. It seems to make the point that this is still a lightly supported interface.
 
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69Mustang

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I'm curious, how does one determine if a car is a performance car or not? 0-60mph time? How it's tuned? What makes the statement that Model 3/S will never be considered as performance car? What can you do or put in these so called performance car that you can't put into the Tesla?
0-60 time is most fluff, good for marketing. Performance cars primarily tuned and set up to be track capable. It doesn't mean they will be used on a track, just that the tuning and parts used on the cars have track focus.

Tesla cars are commuter cars. That's what they are designed for. Again, not a knock. They aren't designed to be driven hard and put up wet. The limitations of the powertrain don't make for performance oriented car.
 
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Really? I guess you've never driven a performance model Tesla?

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To be fair, Tesla pretty much lifted the Model 3 design from Porsche. So if it looks better, it's only because they had something good to copy ;)
Tee hee. I guess we have differing definition of what a performance vehicle is. Getting off the line quick is cool. AWD and instant torque from an electric motor make for a kick ass launch. It doesn't make it a performance car. I need to make something clear. I'm not slagging on Tesla, the Model S, nor the Model 3. I'm disputing Art of Warfare's guess that the Model 3 would perform better. It just wouldn't, I'm sorry. Outside of launching off the line, that car would get it's lunch taken by a Cayman (so would a lot of non-electric cars btw). Even if he meant perform better from a reliability standpoint it still wouldn't change my opinion. Tesla's reliability is generously speaking, okay. Honestly speaking, it's a bit suspect.
 
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Carlanga

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I was watching a car show a few back and I saw that a Porsche (idk model) had a SIM card slot. The whole setup looked very 80-90s for a 2000's car. Glad to see they upgraded their systems with the time.
I like Porsche vehicles but tax and fees here for them make them way way too expensive vs conus
 
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Respectfully, you don't buy a Porsche for utility. The exception being their SUV's. Performs better? Can I assume you're not a car guy? That's not a knock and I hope you don't take it that way, but the statement makes me think you views cars as more a mode of transportation than an experience. Nothing wrong with that perspective either.

The Model 3, like the Model S, will never be considered performance vehicles. As for looks, Tesla better fix that nose. Holy smokes it's...
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Yup. The Cayman is Porsche's best performance value by far. It would be even better if they didn't have to keep the performance envelope below the 911.

On topic: Having the Porsche Connect App just makes Car Play seem like a superfluous "ticking off a box" just to say it's on there.

/heads to the configurator to turn a $60K car into a $100K car. Porsche is the king of add-ons
I have always had a thing for the boxster. I don't even own a car, but if I ever bought a car that really is the number 1 car that I would look at. Audi would be another (I have owned that before), but not the R8, as that is way too much, so probably the TT roadster. I love the idea of the electric and they are faster off the line, and maybe if I ever do buy a car there will be a viable alternative in terms of range and quick fill ups - but I don't see those yet.
 
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Reason077

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Straight line speed, the Ferrari would catch up and overtake at the first corner

The Tesla (the Model S, at least) actually performs very well through corners too, thanks to it's extremely low centre of gravity. It's a lot heavier than the Ferrari, but with the 21" wheels and the right tires on it, it'll be competitive with a lot of performance cars.

But you're right that the Ferrari would win around the track - under constant heavy acceleration, the Tesla's power limiter would eventually kick in to protect the battery from overheating. Once that happens it'd have no chance.
 
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Model 3 already looks better, is cheaper, and I'd guess it probably performs better. Also, this thing looks useless from a utility perspective. It has no cargo space and it only seats a single passenger.

Ok, we get it. This automobile is not for you. You do realize that people buy different badges for different needs?
Jeez!
 
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69Mustang

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They're not actually $50k haha

Porsche is the king of a la carte options. By the time, you get into the showroom and start optioning then up, they're closer to $65-80k
Honestly, there's no one better. Ferrari comes close, BMW/Merc good too. Porsche has turned optioning into an art form.
Just got back from the configurator. Turned a base model $54K Cayman into a $106K masterpiece of profit margin enhancement. It would have been more like $105.5K but I opted for the... painted key. It was a $530 option.:D
Porsche... don't hate the player, hate the game.
 
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