Impressive driving dynamics with practically zero pitch and roll are ensured by the precise, lightweight chassis. Giving you the benefit of a more comfortable and safer drive. The front section, with its large air intakes, is distinctive. The 18-inch Cayman wheels with tyre pressure monitoring (TPM) are succinctly styled. The brake system with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers in black is robust. The sound from the central tailpipe in brushed stainless steel is unmistakable.
The Cayman is equipped with a free-revving 2.7-liter flat-six engine with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It develops 275 hp at 7,400 rpm. The maximum torque of 213 lb-ft. is available across a wide speed range from 4,500 to 6,500 rpm. The Cayman with six-speed manual gearbox accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 165 mph. With the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), it completes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 5.3 seconds and achieves a maximum track speed of 164 mph.
The Cayman models are equipped as standard with the six-speed manual transmission. Gearshifts are smooth, precise and optimally adapted to the respective engine characteristics. Shift throws are short and the gear lever is easy to operate, providing a truly sporty, direct driving experience. The upshift indicator located in the central round instrument helps you to maximise fuel efficiency.
In the Cayman models, each cylinder bank has its own stainless-steel exhaust tract. Integrated catalytic converters and four corresponding Lambda sensors are used to keep emissions low. Downstream of the respective rear silencers, the system converges into a connecting tube and a single (Cayman) or twin (Cayman S and Cayman GTS) tailpipe.
Cayman models are equipped with a compact, mid-mounted boxer engine positioned no further than 30 cm behind the driver. This unorthodox approach has crucial strengths. A substantial amount of vehicle weight is concentrated close to the middle of the vehicle. The centre of gravity is low and central and the weight is distributed uniformly between the front and rear axles. The tangible effect for you is wellbalanced handling and excellent mobility, particularly in corners.
Integrated dry-sump lubrication ensures a reliable supply of oil, even when a sporty driving style is adopted and the vehicle is experiencing powerful lateral acceleration. It also features additional cooling functions. The electronic oil pump is activated as and when needed. It also reduces fuel consumption, thus lowering emissions.
The front is dominated by the prominent wings for which Porsche is renowned and features succinctly styled headlights inspired by the Porsche racing heritage of the 1960s and 1970s. With its large and dynamic air intakes, the front end reinforces the car's air of power and aggression. The front light units integrated in the air intakes are a classic feature of Cayman styling and incorporate LED daytime running lights and position lights for active safety. The silhouette is sleek, the wheelbase long, the wheels large — up to 20 inches if you like. The narrow side windows together with the forward-shifted windscreen and the roofline extending far into the rear give added emphasis to the Cayman's personality. As does the design of the doors. With its dynamic contouring, it improves airflow to the side air intakes for the purpose of cooling and supplying oxygen to the boxer engine.
Performance calls for stability. The Cayman is therefore equipped with 18-inch light-alloy wheels as standard. The Cayman S has 19-inch wheels with a classic five-spoke design, ensuring firm contact between the vehicle and the road. The Cayman GTS emphasises its roadholding capacity with 20-inch Carrera S wheels and a dynamic 10-spoke design. Wheels up to 20 inches are available from our list of options. Tyre pressure monitoring (TPM) is fitted as standard. It sends warnings to the on-board computer's display in the event of low tyre pressure. The screen in the instrument cluster enables the driver to check the pressure in all four tyres.
The lockable glove compartment and the compartment with a power socket under the armrest in the centre console provide plenty of space. Other storage features include two compartments in each door, a net in the passenger footwell, clothes hooks on the backs of the seats and two practical cupholders above the glove compartment. The rear luggage space is both convenient and functional. A total capacity around 9.7 cu. ft. is available. As part of the interior, it is lined with carpet in the interior colour. Concealed by the inlay are the service openings for the coolant and engine oil tanks. Storage compartments in the upper luggage compartment provide additional space for your belongings.
A design is either fascinating or functional. The front and rear lights of the Cayman models can be both. Clear glass halogen headlights are fitted on the Cayman as standard. The Cayman S is equipped as standard with Bi-Xenon headlights while the Cayman GTS has Bi-Xenon headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). Daytime running lights and position lights are integrated in the air intakes of all Cayman models. Also standard in all Cayman models is automatic headlight activation which, depending on the ambient light conditions, automatically switches between daytime running lights and dipped beam. LEDs provide powerful illumination, respond rapidly to driver input, are more energy efficient and have a longer service life. They are also used in the rear lights. Ensuring greater safety and creating a look that is unmistakable, day and night.
The driver is optimally integrated in the vehicle. The ascending centre console positions the gear lever close to the steering wheel for fast, sporty and ergonomic gearshifts. The individual controls are clearly organised. All buttons and the functions of the on-board computer are intuitive to find and select. The instrument cluster, with central rev counter and 4.6-inch colour screen provides you with all the information you need. The sporty character of the Cayman is further reinforced by the Sports seats — fitted as standard and with seat centres in Alcantara. Materials have been carefully chosen to ensure the exquisite and stylish integration in the interior design. The visible effect is exemplified by the silvercoloured details on the dashboard and centre console and by leather appliques on selected features, such as the steering wheel rim, gear lever/selector and door handle inlays.
The optional BOSE® Surround Sound System really strikes a chord. It comprises eight amplifier channels with a total output of 445 watts. Its 10 loudspeakers, including an active subwoofer integrated into the vehicle bodyshell behind the dashboard, deliver a balanced acoustic pattern. In combination with the optional CDR Plus audio system or optional PCM, the BOSE® Surround Sound System enables audio playback of DVDs and is thus able to make full use of the impressive sound spectrum of 5.1 digital recordings. Of course, you can still play other audio sources, such as CDs and MP3s, in stereo or, at the push of a button, in one of the virtual surround modes generated by BOSE® Centerpoint® 2.
The optional speed limit indicator informs you about speed limits, overtaking restrictions and when they are lifted, as recorded by a camera near the rear-view mirror. The information is displayed on the colour screen in the instrument cluster or the optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM). If a traffic sign is not identified, for example in heavy rain or when it is dark, the speed limit stored in the navigation module will be automatically displayed. The advantage for you is that you can give your full concentration to the traffic.
As an option to the standard air conditioning system you can have two-zone automatic climate control with separate temperature controls for the driver and passenger. Three different air conditioning modes can be set.
Performance is reflected in excellent acceleration values. And we take account of both positive and negative acceleration. Which is why Porsche also traditionally sets standards for stopping power and stability. Braking power is a multiple of engine power. The Cayman models are equipped with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixedcaliper brakes. This design means that, not only are the brakes extremely resistant to deformation, they are lightweight for a particularly fast and sensitive braking response. Even during continuous use. Brake cooling has also been optimised by the brake ventilation system with brake air spoilers at the front and rear axles. The dynamics of the Cayman models also demand appropriate brake discs. All Cayman brake discs are internally vented and cross-drilled for improved braking in wet conditions. With a diameter of 330 mm, the front brake discs of the Cayman S and Cayman GTS are 15 mm larger that those of the Cayman. The diameter of the rear brake discs is 299 mm on all models.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) is fitted as standard. This system automatically maintains stability, even at the limits of dynamic driving performance. Sensors continuously monitor the speed, yaw velocity and lateral acceleration of the car. Using this information, PSM is able to calculate the actual direction of travel at any given moment. If the car begins to oversteer or understeer, PSM applies selective braking on individual wheels in order to restore stability. When accelerating on wet or low-grip road surfaces, PSM improves traction – as well as agility and safety – using the automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR). Integrated ABS is designed to minimise braking distances.
To protect the driver and passenger, the Cayman models are equipped as standard with full-size airbags, which are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident (e.g. frontal or offset frontal). In less serious accidents, the airbags are only partially inflated, thereby minimising discomfort to the occupants. To protect the driver and passenger, the Cayman models are equipped as standard with full-size airbags, which are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident (e. g. frontal or offset frontal). In less serious accidents, the airbags are only partially inflated, thereby minimising discomfort to the occupants. In addition to the central airbag control unit on the transmission tunnel, a pair of impact sensors are located near the headlights. This allows a crash to be detected and evaluated far sooner and with considerably greater accuracy
The Cayman models are equipped as standard with an immobiliser with in-key transponder. The Cayman S and Cayman GTS have an alarm system with contact-sensitive exterior protection. A radar-based interior surveillance system is available to protect the interior of the vehicle. A combined alarm and radarbased interior surveillance system is available as an option for the Cayman. Available as an option, this preparation enables the future installation of the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS) available from Porsche Tequipment. The system makes it possible to locate a stolen vehicle across most of the countries of Europe. The preparation package includes a special wiring loom and a tilt sensor for the alarm system.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Number of cylinders||6||6|
|Displacement||2.7 l||2.7 l|
|Horsepower||275 hp||275 hp|
|@ rpm||7400 rpm||7400 rpm|
|Torque||213 lb.-ft.||213 lb.-ft.|
|Compression ratio||12.5 : 1||12.5 : 1|
|City (estimate)||20 mpg||22 mpg|
|Highway (estimate)||30 mpg||32 mpg|
|Top Track Speed||165 mph||164 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||5.4 sec||5.3 sec (5.1 sec in Sport Plus mode)|
|Length||172.2 in.||172.2 in.|
|Width||70.9 in.||70.9 in.|
|Height||50.9 in.||50.9 in.|
|Wheelbase||97.4 in.||97.4 in.|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.30||0.30|
|Curb Weight||2,888 lbs||2,954 lbs|
|Luggage compartment volume||5.3 cu. ft. (front) / 9.7 cu. ft. (rear)||5.3 cu. ft. (front) / 9.7 cu. ft. (rear)|
|Fuel tank||16.9 gal.||16.9 gal.|
|Manual Gearbox||6-speed with dual-mass flywheel and self-adjusting clutch||-|
|PDK||-||7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)|