Cruise control is available as an option for the Cayman models. This automatic speed controller for the 30 to 240 km/h (18-149 mph) speed range is operated by a switch on a separate control stalk on the steering column. The advantages are clear. Not only can cruise control be used as a means of staying within the speed limit, it also helps you to save fuel by maintaining a constant speed.
Also available as an option is the enhanced version of cruise control, which regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. A radar sensor inside the front centre air intake scans the road ahead up to a distance of 200 m. Imagine you’ve selected a cruising speed but have begun to gain on the vehicle in front because it is driving more slowly – this is detected by the radar sensor.
The system now reduces the speed of your vehicle by restricting throttle or by gently applying the brakes until your chosen distance from the vehicle in front is maintained. If the vehicle ahead slows further, adaptive cruise control will decelerate your vehicle accordingly – even down to a halt.
For increased safety, the system also readies the brakes whenever it detects that the distance from the vehicle is decreasing. However, the driver should be prepared to intervene manually if heavier braking is required.
As soon as the road ahead clears, your vehicle will accelerate back up to the cruising speed originally set. Porsche Active Safe (PAS) issues an audible and a visual warning if the system detects that your vehicle is approaching the vehicle in front too quickly. This is accompanied by a brief application of brake force and, where necessary, the initiation of targeted braking. During this process, any braking by the driver is boosted to achieve the maximum braking force that the system is able to provide.
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* The latest Porsche models are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10%. Data determined for standard specification and in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) in accordance with the Euro 5 and Euro 6 (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) measurement method. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle nor do they constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. You can obtain further information about individual vehicles from your Porsche Centre.
Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.