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Porsche Cayman Reviews



The Porsche Cayman is a luxury sports car manufactured by Porsche since 2005 based on the Porsche Boxster platform. It is available in two versions, the Porsche Cayman and Porsche Cayman S, the latter is equipped with a bigger engine and is the sport version of the Cayman.

After two years of design and development, Porsche launched the 987 Cayman S coupe model . It was released in the Frankfurt AutoShow in September 2005 . The Cayman went on sale to the public in July 2006 . The Porsche Cayman and Porsche Boxster convertible version share the same platform and many other components including trunk, side doors, headlights and taillights. The Cayman body design incorporates a style similar to the lines of the Porsche 550 and Porsche 904 coupe. One big difference with the Cayman is the enlarged luggage space in the back. The suspension characteristics are very similar with the Boxster, but with slight modifications to make up for the increased weight in the Cayman's 3.4L engine with 3.2L similar to that used in the Porsche Boxster S.

The Cayman is equipped with a 2.7-litre boxer engine and the Cayman S is driven by a 3.4-litre variant, both of which are tuned for sporty driving. Accelerator pedal inputs are translated directly into propulsion. Maximum torque is available over a broad engine speed range. Both engines feature direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. Powered by a 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). The optional Sport Chrono Package makes the response and handling characteristics of the Cayman even sportier. The package also includes dynamic gearbox mounts, which make a noticeable difference to handling stability in fast corners whilst ensuring a high degree of ride comfort. Exemplary efficiency is achieved by means of sophisticated technologies. As standard, these include the auto start/stop function, electromechanical power steering, electrical system recuperation and intelligent thermal management.

Thanks to Porsche's principles of intelligent lightweight construction, they succeeded in making the body stiffer and simultaneously lighter. The chassis has been completely revised. For enhanced dynamic performance and increased driving stability when the car is pushed to the limit, both models are equipped with Porsche Stability Management (PSM). Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with rear differential lock for increased agility and traction in corners is also available on request, while enhanced Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available as an option and includes a ride height reduction of 10 mm. Other options include "active" shock absorbers. (ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH 's DampTronic , called PASM by Porsche ), ceramic disc brakes PCCB (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes ) and xenon headlights (Hella Bi -Xenon).