Melbourne. Porsche Cars Australia today announced the new mid-engined Cayman S will retail from $148,500 when sales commence in the first quarter of 2006.
This announcement coincides with the official public unveiling this week of the Cayman S at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Differing in appearance from both the Boxster and 911 Carrera while remaining clearly identifiable as a Porsche, the new Cayman S successfully combines practicality with performance to deliver an outstanding driving experience.
Powered by a newly developed 3.4-litre boxer engine with VarioCam Plus developing 217 KW, the Cayman S with manual transmission accelerates from 0–100 km/h in 5.4 seconds on its way to a 275 km/h top speed.
The five-speed Tiptronic S transmission will be available as on option; and is further refined for the Cayman S to deliver optimum gear shifting performance.
The new sports Coupe, with its distinctive design, is remarkably practical with its upward opening tailgate offering 260-litre luggage capacity in conjunction with the front compartment’s 150 litres of useable space.
The silhouette of the Cayman S is dominated by the dramatic roof line and sweeping rear guards. The car’s rear view is defined by the large tailgate, automatically extending wing and dual exhaust outlet located centrally in the lower bumper.
The aluminium chassis with a large track emphasises the sporty, dynamic appearance of the Cayman S, which is fitted as standard with unique 18-inch wheels and tyres. In combination with the standard fitment of Porsche Stability Management (PSM) the chassis sets a benchmark in the area of driving dynamics and active driving safety.
“Cayman S will bring new buyers to Porsche by offering exceptional performance, practicality and value,” says Porsche Cars Australia managing director, Michael Winkler.
Official Porsche Centres throughout Australia are holding paid deposits for the exciting new sports Coupe, with demand expected to easily exceed supply in the first 12 months of sale.