- in photo - is priced around 11,000
euros below the Cayman S.
24th May 2006.
Few weeks after the new Cayman
S won the “World
Performance Car” title for 2006, by a jury of 46
international trade journalists at the New York
International Auto Show last months, Porsche has just
announced the imminent launch of its brother, the Cayman.
Cayman will represent the entry version
to the model, with a basic price of 40,900 euros (47,647
euros in Germany, including sales tax and country-specific
will have some 50 bhp less than the
295-bhp Cayman S.
Based on the Boxster
series, the 2-seater Cayman mid-engine sports coupé model
extends the Porsche product range. Launched last November
to fill the gap between the Boxter and the 911 Carrera,
the Cayman S
costs in Germany 58,529 Euros, including sales tax
and country-specific requirements.
The market launch of the Cayman will
take place on July 29, 2006 in Europe and the USA (49,400
dollars in the USA before tax).
The new Cayman version is powered by a
six-cylinder boxer engine with a capacity of 2.7 litres
(3.4 litres for the Cayman S) and developing an output of
245bhp (180 kW, compared to 295 bhp, 217 KW for the Cayman
S). It has a top speed of 258 kilometres per hour (275
km/h for the Cayman S).
air-conditioning and seat covers in
With manual transmission, the new
Cayman accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds (5.4
seconds for the Cayman S). According to European
standards, it consumes on average 9.3 litres per 100
kilometres (10.6 litres for the manual Cayman S, and 11.0
for the automatic).
Thanks to the Porsche
VarioCam Plus system the Cayman torque reaches 273 Newton
meters between 4,600 and 6,000 revs (Cayman S:
340 Nm from 4400 to 6000 rpm).
Power is transmitted via a five-speed
manual transmission with short, precise shifting travel.
A six-speed manual transmission in
conjunction with the Porsche Active Suspension Management
(PASM) system is also available on request.
has 2 trunk compartments with a combined
volume of 410 litres.
As a third variant, Porsche offers its
customers the Tiptronic S five-speed automatic
transmission, which has rocker switches in the
steering-wheel spokes for sporty gear shifting.
The Cayman coasts along on 17-inch
light-alloy wheels with five double spokes. 205/55 tires
are fitted as standard onto 6.5-inch wide wheel rims at
the front; the combination at the rear is 235/50 tires on
To enhance driving dynamics and active
safety, the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system is
fitted as standard, while the Porsche Active Suspension
Management (PASM) system is available as an optional
extra. The latter is capable of lowering the body by ten
millimetres, and automatically adapts the shock-absorber
system to each particular driving situation. The driver
can choose between the “normal” and “sport”
programs by pressing a button on the centre console.
Other special features of the Cayman
are black brake callipers, black front-spoiler lips, a
titanium-coloured logo at the rear and also a trapezoidal
Interior standard features include an
air-conditioning system, a radio/CD player, seat covers in
Alcantara leather, black-faced instrument dials (white in
the Cayman S) and door entry trims with the Cayman logo.
Because of the mid-engine concept, the
Cayman has two trunk compartments with a combined volume
of 410 litres, just like the Cayman S.
In addition to two full-size airbags
for head-on collisions, the Porsche Side Impact Protection
System (POSIP), which features a chest and head airbag on
each side of the vehicle, provides its protection in