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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Premium Coupe
Production years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

A year after the Cayman S and the second generation of the Boxster were unveiled, Porsche released the non-S version of its mid-engine sport-coupe vehicle.

The “regular” Cayman was still a sports car that could top a 0 to 100 kph (0-62 mph) in 6.1 seconds so it couldn't be called a “slow” car. It was slower than its brother S, but it was still a daily-driver sports-car.

The Cayman was built to be not only a fast and nimble car but a practical vehicle as well. It featured two luggage areas: one in the front and one behind the engine, with a total storage of 410 l (14.5 cu-ft), which was more than enough for a vacation in two for a week. The car featured round headlights inspired by former glory models such as the Porsche 550 Coupe or the Porsche 904 Coupe. The side air-intakes placed in front of the rear wheels provided air to cool the mid-mounted engine.

Inside, the Cayman S offered room for two passengers. The interior featured most of the parts from the Boxster II, with the same layout for the instrument cluster. The bolstered seats were upholstered in leather and fabric, depending on the option.

For the 2.7-liter flat-six engine, Porsche installed its latest VarioCam Plus management. That ensured higher torque at low-revs, leading to a decent fuel-efficiency for a 245 hp engine. The engine was paired as standard with a 5-speed manual, while a 5-speed automatic (Tiptronic) was on the options list.

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PORSCHE Cayman (987C) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.7L 5AT (245 HP)
  • 2.7L 5MT (245 HP)
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PORSCHE Cayman (987) Brochure

PORSCHE Cayman (987C) 2.7L 5AT (245 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.7L 5AT (245 HP)
Cylinders
H6
Displacement
2687 cm3
Power
180 KW @ 6500 RPM
245 HP @ 6500 RPM
241 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
201 lb-ft @ 4600-6000 RPM
273 Nm @ 4600-6000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
16.9 gallons (64.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
157 mph (253 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 ZR17 || 235/50 ZR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.9 in (4341 mm)
Width
70.9 in (1801 mm)
Height
51.4 in (1306 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.5/60.2 in (1,486/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
95.1 in (2416 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.2 cuFT (261 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2998 lbs (1360 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3671 lbs (1665 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15.8 mpg US (14.9 L/100Km)
Highway
30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)
Combined
23.3 mpg US (10.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
242 g/km

PORSCHE Cayman (987C) 2.7L 5MT (245 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.7L 5MT (245 HP)
Cylinders
H6
Displacement
2687 cm3
Power
180 KW @ 6500 RPM
245 HP @ 6500 RPM
241 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
201 lb-ft @ 4600-6000 RPM
273 Nm @ 4600-6000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
16.9 gallons (64.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
160 mph (257 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 ZR17 || 235/50 ZR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.9 in (4341 mm)
Width
70.9 in (1801 mm)
Height
51.4 in (1306 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.5/60.2 in (1,486/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
95.1 in (2416 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.2 cuFT (261 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2866 lbs (1300 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3571 lbs (1620 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
34.6 mpg US (6.8 L/100Km)
Combined
25.3 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
222 g/km
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