Get on the gasoline as early as you need. Actually. The GTS sighs at your incompetence. It immediately shuffles torque and applies additional braking to the within rear wheel, inflicting the mid-engined sports activities automobile to rotate much more than it already desires to. “You’re the hero right here,” it assures you wordlessly. “Don’t fear about it, Ham-Fist.”

The GTS’s insane functionality far outmatches how far I’m prepared to push it on the canyon roads north of Pasadena. All the pieces—together with the quick-shifting PDK of this take a look at automobile—feels a bit like a online game. Within the GTS 4.0, you’re undoubtedly driving among the best vehicles within the recreation. However with the bounds this excessive, there’s no factor of “doing the dance” such as you may need to to maintain a 996 GT3 connecting the bends easily. Right here, you may just about do no matter you need and the GTS will make you look good. The suspension is completely damped, the responses are immediate, and the acceleration, as talked about above, is addictive, with energy in all places within the rev vary.

And to not point out the second-generation Cayman actually got here into its personal so far as seems to be go. This GTS 4.0 turns heads in all places, although the sharp Gentian Blue Metallic end could account for as a lot of the eye because the bodywork. The inside is ideal. Handsome, practical, high-quality, snug. For all the race car-capability of the GTS, you by no means really feel as if you’re squeezing into or out of 1.

You actually can be mad—and irresponsible—to take the GTS 4.0 sliding by means of its limits on public roads, which in fact begs the query, “Do you really need this a lot street automobile?” As a result of when you had been critical about going to the observe, why not spring for the $102,550 Cayman GT4 as a substitute? The GTS 4.0 begins at $88,750 MSRP, however choosing a couple of possibility will deliver its closing worth near the GT4’s anyway.

Folks like to complain that Porsches are getting increasingly more costly. And they’re costly, full-stop. However take into account this: Each the Cayman GTS 4.0 or the GT4 present experiences you simply can’t get elsewhere for a similar cash. Present me a greater fashionable automobile that’s this well-assembled, has a mid-mounted and naturally aspirated engine, and affords the choice of a guide transmission. You may’t, as a result of it doesn’t exist. With that in thoughts, the vehicles are literally priced proper. Maybe the reality we don’t like about Porsches costing extra is that they had been most likely simply undervalued earlier than. Possibly they nonetheless are. Assume classic Rolexes, when you’re into that form of factor.

So the value is the value, so far as I’m involved. For me, the factor concerning the Cayman GTS 4.0—and take into accout you’re studying the ramblings of an utter luddite right here—is that it’s too rattling good.