Like it or not, it looks like the manual transmission is slowly disappearing from modern vehicles. Automotive purists will tell you that the enjoyment and control that you get from using a stick shift is second-to-none. These days, it’s quite difficult to find a mid-range to flagship model offering a manual trim. However, if you look hard enough there are exceptional rides that are available in the traditional configuration. To the delight of gearheads everywhere, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 coupe is one of rare few.

It carries a 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated mid-mounted engine capable of a 414-horsepower output along with 309 lb-ft of torque. This is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission with gear ratios optimally tuned for dynamic performance. This is all thanks to the Porsche Torque Vectoring (PVT) technology that improves steering response upon cornering. Tracks test results point to a zero to 60 sprint time of just 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 188 miles per hour.

Handling is likewise superb as the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system actively adjusts the damping force as needed. Meanwhile, the Porsche Stability Management (PSM), ABS, ESC, and TC all work in tandem for stability and control.

The moment you slip inside the cockpit, the sporty interior and comfortable seating will make you feel at home. Generous usage of premium leather with intricate stitching exudes a luxurious vibe. Step outside to admire the sleek aesthetics of the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 as it sits on four 20-inch satin platinum wheels. You can likewise have it in Satin Aurum, Satin Black, or Silver.

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