I suck at unpopular opinions here, but this time I think I nailed it: The turbo-4 is the best thing that ever happened to the Cayman/Boxster lineup.

Here’s why:

  1. They finally have their own unique sound compared to the rest of the modern Porsche Family. Not that it was a bad thing, but it’s no longer a smaller and lighter car with a 911 engine. And they sound great, better than any Subaru. So much in fact that they cannot, and should not be compared.

tl;dr - It has an identity all it’s own now

  1. With turbocharged engines displacing 2.0L and 2.5L, it’s a displacement throwback to the first two turbo-4 roadcars, the 931(924 Turbo) and 951(944 Turbo). But with a boxer motor, it’s like a modern-day turbocharged 356 with hardtop, convertible, and spyder variants. Just ignore the “718" arbitrary callback to a racecar, but not yet.

  2. If you still need a Flat-6 that revs to the moon and back, you get the racey versions, the Spyder and GT4 (when they do come out), and the world is happy.

So do I finally have an unpopular opinion now?