Top-of-the-range Cayman gets a shake down on the race track

You know you’re an established publication when you can have something like a “How Fast Day” with some impressive sports cars that run

style timed laps to determine their abilities on a race track. There’s even a "How Fast" leaderboard to show which cars performed best on the track. Seems like a good way to let loose and push these cars to their limit, right?

EVO editor Nick Trott did just that in the 2015 staging of the event at the Bedford Autodrome. One of the cars that Trott got to drive was the Porsche Cayman GTS, the range-topping trim level of the GTS line that packs more power and improved handling.

Without spilling too much of what happened when Trott got his hands on the Cayman GTS, the six-minute video comes packed with plenty of insights about the sports car from somebody who has driven his fair share of cars in these types of events. Trott did describe the Cayman GTS as “well-balanced” and an “ideal car” for those who want to test out their skills on a race track.

It’s a good endorsement of a car that has 340 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque coming out of its 3.4-liter flat-six engine, and good handling, thanks to revised suspension components that include Porsche’s Sport Chrono package and Active Suspension Management system — both of which come standard on the car.

The result is a car that ran around the Bedford West circuit at the Autodrome about as smoothly as any sports car that participated in the How Fast event. Then again, with all the improvements Porsche made to the Cayman GTS, anything less than a smooth and quick drive around the track would’ve been a disappointment.

Porsche Cayman GTS

2015 Porsche Cayman GTS High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the Porsche Cayman GTS here.

Kirby Garlitos
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