Car Of The Week – Our Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 PDK

Taking things back to the first iteration of the most hardcore Cayman, The 987 Cayman R. Not the fastest, loudest or the most brash sports car available at its time, but widely regarded as the best. The car was offered in manual or PDK, with 57% of customers opting for the former, leaving the rest choosing the latter, and here started the biggest debate in the Porsche community. Manual or PDK?

In many ways, Porsche took matters into their own hands with their more modern creations; the 991.1 GT3 was only offered in PDK, while the 981 Cayman GT4 could only be ordered in manual. Porsche opened this back up with the 991.2 generation GT3, and finally, in 2021, 718 Cayman GT4 customers were given a slice of the pie.

The manual has a level of involvement that can’t be replicated, but when the PDK is widely regarded as one of the best automatic gearboxes ever made, it is hard to ignore the benefits. A sharper, cleaner and, most importantly, faster shift while giving you more time to concentrate on finessing your braking and turn-in makes B road blasts more rewarding and slices lap times out on track.

At the end of the day, people’s opinions will always be different. There are benefits to both, and while enthusiasts would argue about the gearbox, they would be unanimous in agreeing that the car itself in either form, is an absolute masterpiece.

Our stunning example is finished in Black with a Full Black extended leather & Race-tex interior with contrast Racing Yellow stitching. The car is offered in an incredibly desirable specification, fitted with PCCB, Clubsport package and Carbon bucket seats, making this one of the best specification cars on the market.

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