8. Porsche Cayman GT4
The Boxster, 718 and Cayman models are one of the best driver’s cars since they emerged, but the GT4 is something else. For years, there has been a rumor among car enthusiasts that Porsche refuses to install a 911 flat-six engine into Boxster or Cayman. They say Porsche thought a smaller, inexpensive car would be better than a bigger, legendary, more expensive 911.
Finally, in 2014, Porsche presented the Cayman GT4. It was an all-out factory-prepared sports car with a 385 HP engine straight from the 911 with chassis improvements from the 911 GT3. The Cayman GT4 was the best of the Porsche 911 compilation but in a smaller package. Indeed, the GT4 was a blast to drive and capable of beating some versions of the 911. However, Porsche was not intimidated.
Simply, the 911 is still the king of the lineup, even though the Cayman GT4 is a better driving machine. The production of the GT4 is limited to only 1,000 cars as the predicted volume for the North American market. Unsurprisingly, they all sold out in advance. So, hurry up if you want your piece of Porsche excellence. But be prepared to shift your own gears since the GT4 comes in manual only, as any proper performance car should. How cool is taking a road trip in a manual-only sports car?