In 2003, styling and engine output was upgraded on both variants. The recent poll results… In January when Porsche introduced the Cayman--named after the swift caiman crocodile--it did so with the fat-engine, fat-wallet S version, which boasts a 3. This Option is Coded 25664. The hardcore, lightweight Cayman R is still almost 13,000 cheaper than a basic Carrera, and it seems like a no-brainer to me. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. The cargo area behind the seats measures 9. The Cayman is the type of car that makes a decent driver look great, and would probably make a talented driver look like a professional - but somehow without doing everything for you.
Cayman traverses bumps, cracks, patchy pavement with little undue harshness. Dotted with Disney-like castles and bisected by the startling deep gorge through which meanders the Pétrusse River, Luxembourg is deluxe. The car's enthusiasts argue that the factory has purposely hobbled it, so as not to poach sales from the 911. In addition, the front headlight's amber indicators were replaced with clear indicators. This Option is Coded 25081.
It's practically sacrilegious for a car enthusiast to not worship at the idol of Porsche's rear-engined masterpiece, but I look at things differently. There are plenty of aftermarket companies out there that are happy to upgrade the Cayman's mechanical bits to 911 specs, which is surely a costly endeavor, but you'd wind up with a car that although they should, Porsche refuses to build. But as far as I can tell, none of them hit all the bases in the same manner as the Cayman S. It never lets me down , handles like a dream and really quick with awesome sound. It was Porsche's first road vehicle to be originally designed as a roadster since the. We exit the motorway into a landscape that rolls and swells with green postage stamps, the late-summer crops elephant-eye high. Low and lean, the Cayman S shares its with Porsche's Boxster roadster and, as such, shares many of the same styling cues, especially in front.
The higher-performance Cayman S has 295 hp, placing it between the Boxster and 911 in terms of price and performance. You'd have to be insane, suicidal, or both. The steering wheel comes with a mode selector switch that includes a selection of Sports and Sports Plus driving modes, resulting in snappier throttle response at the cost of fuel efficiency. The mid-engine design leads to a centralized mass within the wheelbase, and the horizontally opposed engine — whose architecture is more than somewhat mind-boggling — keeps the center of gravity low within the chassis. A small ducktail spoiler deploys upward on struts at 75 mph.
This S model did without the bars had lesser all-season rubber and managed 0. At issue was the footwear company's clog name also called Cayman. Fought by nimble middleweights, these fighters are — just like the Porsche Cayman — potential Goliath-slaying Davids. This Option is Coded 25071. It was the Cayman platform's first endurance race in the U.
Taken together, there's plenty of luggage space for a weekend getaway for two. It gave Porsche its 75th class victory and the title of the marque with the most wins in the series. As with other Porsches, frantic axle hop makes our six-speed Cayman S tricky to launch a Tiptronic is available. Reliability has been well above average. But wind it past 5,000 rpm and the flat six takes on a menacing tone, and power output ramps up sharply.
According to Porsche, the Cayman S model can accelerate to 60 mph in just 5. Power comes from a midmounted, 2. There are a lot of competitors in this price range, and a lot of them do specific things better. And driving is what the Cayman exists for. It's not, of course, and the Cayman S brought me back to my senses, reminding me how good things can be for enthusiast drivers with money to spend. The design was heavily influenced by the 1992 Boxster Concept. Many believe the introduction of the Boxster helped save Porsche from acquisition.
The suspension design is fundamentally the same as that of the Boxster with revised settings due to the stiffer chassis with the car's fixed roof. The exhaust note on the Cayman S is also a high point. Developed in conjunction with Porsche Design Studio, the firm that also produces consumer goods, the Design Edition comes with coordinated extras like a briefcase, a pocket knife, and sunglasses. For 2007 the base Boxster received a revised engine featuring VarioCam Plus, the Boxster S engine was upgraded from 3. Both five- and six-speed manuals are available.
. Our test car's base seats may look a little meek compared to the highly bolstered ones in some sports cars, but the side bolsters are plenty capable of holding you in place during aggressive driving. Low and lean, the Cayman S shares its with Porsche's Boxster roadster and, as such, shares many of the same styling cues, especially in front. What We Think The Porsche Cayman is one of the most nimble, well balanced, fun to drive cars available today. Car manufactures are prone to indicate the break horsepower for 2008 Porsche Cayman technical brochures. Really, this is only to be used on a race track.