Porsche Shows Off Cayman with Cutaway Drawings
Designed to provide a larger cabin, the new Cayman received slightly bigger proportions, hence Porsche's focus on weight saving led to an aluminum built body with magnesium and hot formed high-strength steel elements.
The 981 Cayman shares its engines with the new Boxster, but the two units now offer an extra 10 hp. Thus, the Cayman is powered by a 2.7-liter boxer unit that produces 271 hp (275 ps). With the standard six-speed manual, the car hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.7 seconds, while the PDK transmission takes the time to 5.6 seconds and even 5.4 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package.
As for the Cayman S, this uses a 3.4-liter flat six with 321 hp (325 ps), which pushes the car past 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 5 seconds when fitted with the standard six-speed manual, while the PDK double-clutch box shaves 0.1s off that time.
Porsche also managed to improve the Cayman's handling by developing new features such as stability control, torque vectoring and a rear lockling differential. The options list also include a new active suspension management system with adaptive damping.
With deliveries due to start next month, the Cayman is priced from $62,700, while the range-topping S models is starting at $77,057.
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