The Cayman is equipped with a free-revving 2.7-litre flat-six engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It develops 202 kW (275 hp) at 7,400 rpm. The maximum torque of 290 Nm 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 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 266 km/h. With the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), it completes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 5.6 seconds and achieves a maximum speed of 264 km/h. Available as an option, the Sport Chrono Package offers a further performance boost, enabling The Cayman to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds.
The Cayman S draws its agility from a 3.4-litre flat-six engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It produces 239 kW (325 hp) at 7,400 rpm and its maximum torque of 370 Nm is generated between 4,500 and 5,800 rpm. The Cayman S with six-speed manual gearbox races from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 283 km/h.
Even sportier figures are achieved with optional PDK: 4.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed of 281 km/h. In conjunction with the Sport Chrono Package available on request, the Cayman S finishes the sprint to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds.