Porsche 718 Cayman Defies Power Logic

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Here in the automotive industry, it is widely believed that horsepower determines the speed which a car is capable of achieving. If the car has more horses, it is bound to be faster with a car with fewer horses.

Well, this may be true to some extend but the theory can’t be applied on Porsche. We are not sure if it is a habit from the German sports car manufacturer but their production vehicles tend to exceed the expectations of their power count.

It was proven again today when a Porsche 718 Cayman with only 300hp managed to sprint from 0-60mph in only 3.9 seconds. This makes it a lot faster than the Subaru WRX STI, which has 305hp and the Ford Focus RS, which has 350hp.

Perhaps, it is not about how many horsepower you inject in a car. Instead, it is more about how you design the car to manage those powers. In Porsche’s case, the 718 Cayman is highly optimized for performance and the fact that it is cleverly managed by the PDK gearbox allows it to defy expectations.