Review: Porsche 718 Cayman S
It still amazes me that Porsche’s mid-engine sports cars, the 718 Cayman and Boxster, don’t get the respect they deserve from people that call themselves Porsche purists. People proclaiming that the rear-engine 911 is the only real Porsche conveniently neglect the fact that the very first car to wear a Porsche badge, the 356-001, had its engine in the middle, and no roof. It only became rear-engined as Porsche geared up for production, the Volkswagen-based floorpan helping to save costs and add a little practicality. And while the 911 remains the world’s most successful racing car, with tens of thousands of race wins to date, the truly dominating performances in long-distance road races, hill climbs, and endurance classics like Le Mans and Daytona have all been from mid-engined marvels like the 550 Spyder, 908, 910, 917, and more lately, the RS Spyder and 919 Hybrid.