Precisely one attitude is the driving force behind the Cayman: the absolute conviction to remain true to oneself. No middle roads. No compromises. No nonsense.
One of the features that exemplifies this attitude is the mid-engine layout, which ensures a low centre of gravity and thus a high degree of agility and an extremely sporty drive. The six-cylinder horizontally opposed power unit has a capacity of 2.9 litres. The engine delivers a power output of 195 kW (265 hp) at an engine speed of 7,200 rpm. A maximum torque of 300 Nm is achieved between 4,400 and 6,000 rpm. From a standing start, the Cayman accelerates to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.8 seconds. With the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this sprint takes just 5.7 seconds.
Top speed is 164 mph (265 km/h) in conjunction with the manual gearbox. Equally impressive, however, is the 10% reduction in fuel consumption and the 12% reduction in CO2 emissions, depending on the type of gearbox. The power of the engine is delivered to the road by a precision six-speed manual gearbox. To cope with the increased engine power output, the Cayman has enlarged brake discs at the front axle for an even shorter braking distance and improved safety. Fitted as standard are 17-inch wheels with a star-shaped design which allows an eye-catching view of the brake system. And the interior? The overall impression is simply one of high quality. For instance, the rims of all optional steering wheels are covered in smooth-finish leather. The front centre console has been completely restyled and is now finished predominantly in traditional black. The integrated CDR-30 audio system with 5-inch display comes as standard and an integrated six-disc CD/DVD autochanger is available as an option.
The Cayman has found its way. Its own? Without doubt.