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2021 Porsche 718 Cayman Gets Fitted for the ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film

The Porsche 718 Cayman is the first entry to the Porsche lineup of driver's cars. However, just because it is first on the list doesn't mean it's all show and no go. Car and Driver included the latest 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman on its Top 10 list for the year. At its price point, the 718 Cayman primary sports car competitors are the Chevrolet Corvette C8 and Toyota Supra.

The Cayman's $60k starting price means it is more expensive than the C8 and Supra, but most automotive media sources point out that the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman is the go-to if you're shopping for a vehicle that is designed to be a sports car suitable for weekly commuting.

A dealership fresh 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman arrived at XPEL wanting to get a full front-end wrapped in ULTIMATE PLUS ™ Paint Protection Film. One of the benefits of XPEL paint protection film is we use our DAP system to print sheets of film to a vehicle’s exact dimensions. No more wasting excess film or needing to cut away uneven edges. ULTIMATE PLUS paint protection film is tailored to every single vehicle body panel it is applied on.

XPEL paint protection film is safe and easy to apply onto desired areas of the vehicle they want to be covered in paint protection film. In the case of this brand new Porsche 718 Cayman, the owner only wanted the front end covered. Given that it is the area most at risk of getting hit by flying rock chips, bugs, or being scratched by people wanting to lean against the car to take a parking lot selfie.

Most will agree that it's rude to lean against someone else's car without permission . However, after looking at a 2021 Porsche 718, it is easier to understand the sudden desire to raise-up a smartphone and begin taking hashtag worthy photos.

New for the 2021 Porsche 718 includes more standard equipment such as Apple CarPlay integration, dual-zone climate control, and improved safety features like an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The 2021 Cayman also received Bi-xenon headlights that turn in the direction of the steering wheel. Entry-level 718 Cayman uses a 300-horsepower turbo boxer four-cylinder engine producing 280 lb-ft of torque.

Higher trim levels like the Porsche 718 GTS use a 4.0-liter flat-six, making 394 horsepower. Regardless of engine choice, the Porsche 718 is offered with a velvet-smooth six-speed manual transmission or a newly available seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Both transmissions have earned enough praise from automotive websites to fill up a textbook for being smooth, sharp, and quick to a driver's command.

The 2021 Porsche 718 is a sports car for everyday use. It is no wonder the client wanted to protect their new 718 with ULTIMATE PLUS paint protection. According to Car and Driver, the 2021 Porsche 718 can achieve 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The front-end frunk is large enough to fit two carry-on suitcases and come standard with safety features like parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring.

A brand-new Porsche usually comes to mind when you think of paint protection film, but the reality is that PPF is designed for any vehicle. XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS PAINT PROTECTION FILM is offered in three different grades to cater to specific uses.

ULTIMATE PLUS PAINT PROTECTION FILM is XPEL’s industry-leading paint protection film introduced in 2011. ULTIMATE PLUS 7 is the thinnest film grade, ideal for covering interior components like touch screens and other high-touch areas prone to wear and tear. ULTIMATE PLUS 10 offers a thicker paint protection film ideal for protecting off-road vehicles and keeping their gloss paintwork pristine after a day on the road less traveled.

All three industry-leading paint protection films offer the same elastomeric polyurethane construction that will not yellow when exposed to UV rays and will protect the paint from discoloration, wear and tear, and be more resistant to stains while leaving a deep glossy finish.

Use our Find an Installer Locator Tool to find the nearest certified XPEL installation center near you and get a quote on any of our paint protection film, window tint, and ceramic coating services.

Photo Credit: Porsche