Following in the footsteps of the higher spec Porsche Cayman S, the standard Cayman loses none
of the syle or handling grace of the S, but 50 hp is lost in
power. That translates into 11 mph off the top speed, and half
a second slower to 60 mph than the S.
Powered by a mid-mounted 2.7 litre boxer-6 cylinder
engine running through a choice of transmissions; the standard
manual 5 speed, a manual 6 speed, or a 5 speed tiptronic automatic
controlled by rocker switches in the steering wheel spokes, the sprightly Cayman gets to 60 mph in just
over 6 seconds, continuing on to a top speed of 160 mph (258
Equipped with Porsche's Active Suspension Management (PASM)
system only available with the 6 speed upgrade, the Cayman can
be lowered by up to 10 mm, and the shock-absorber system automatically
adapts to driving conditions. The driver can also choose between
'normal' and 'sport' by pressing a button on the centre console.
Other special features of the Porsche Cayman are black brake
calipers, black front-spoiler lips, a titanium-colored logo
at the rear and also a trapezoidal tailpipe. The interior features
a comprehensive range of standard features including an air-conditioning
system, a radio/CD player, seat covers in Alcantara leather,
black-faced instrument dials and door entry trims with the Cayman
logo. Because of the mid-engine layout, the Cayman uses two
separate trunk compartments with a combined volume of 410 liters,
just like the Cayman S.
In additional to two full-size airbags to guarantee the necessary
level of safety protection in the event of head-on collisions,
the Cayman uses Porsche's Side Impact Protection System (POSIP),
which features a chest and head airbag on each side of the vehicle,
providing excellent protection in side-on collisions.
Similar and related vehicles:
- Porsche Cayman S
- BMW Z4 M Coupe