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New Porsche Cayman unveiled

28 Nov , 2012  


Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche proudly unveils the third generation Cayman. The new Porsche Cayman aims once more to set the class benchmark for driving performance.

The bits you need to know:

  • Up to 30 kg lower weight and 40 per cent stiffer body combined with more powerful and efficient flat-six engines
  • Up to 15 per cent greater fuel efficiency
  • 18- or 19-inch diameter wheels with larger rolling circumference
  • New larger front brake discs originated from the 911 Carrera, ceramic brakes are an option
  • Aluminium boot lid
  • Rear spoiler is higher and deploys at a steeper angle than the Boxster
  • 2.7-litre and 3.4-litre engines
  • 101.6 hp/litre, the 2.7-litre engine is the first Cayman to break the magic 100 hp per litre displacement barrier for sports car engines
  • Powers increased by 10 hp to 275 hp (202 kW) in the Cayman and by five hp to 325 hp (239 kW) in the S-model
  • Cayman 2.7 Litre will achieve 0 – 62 mph 5.7 sec, with PDK in 5.6 sec (5.4 sec with Sport Chrono package); top speed 165 mph, with PDK 164 mph; fuel consumption (NEDC) 34.4 mpg, CO2 192 g/km; with PDK 36.7 mpg, CO2 180 g/km
  • Cayman S 3.4 will achieve 0 – 62 mph 5.0 sec, with PDK 4.9 sec (4.7 sec with Sport Chrono package); top speed 176 mph, with PDK 174 mph; fuel consumption (NEDC) 32.1 mpg, CO2 206 g/km; with PDK 35.3 mpg, CO2 188 g/km
  • Extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs
  • Overall styling more independent, offering greater visual differentiation than previously
  • On sale now in the UK and Ireland for delivery March 2013: 275 hp Cayman priced from £39,694 (€68,460 in Ireland) and 325 hp Cayman S from £48,783 (€84,136 in Ireland)
  • Standard equipment on the Cayman includes air conditioning, CD audio with seven-inch touch-screen control interface, universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity, automatic headlight activation, auto stop-start function, electronic parking brake, ‘Sport’ button, 18-inch alloy wheels, top tinted windscreen, floor mats and a three year/60,000 mile warranty. In addition to the more powerful, larger capacity engine, the Cayman S adds 19-inch alloy wheels, partial leather interior, and Bi-Xenon headlights



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