There are some laws that we simply cannot avoid. The laws of physics, for example. That’s not to say that we have to accept them. Of course, we could refuse to respect them and we could choose to ignore them. On the other hand, we could study them, test them and redefine their limits. This is exactly what we did and, in doing so, we discovered a new law: the code of the curve.
202kW (275 hp) at 7,400rpm
Top speed: 266 km/h
0-100 km/h in 5.7 s
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 new 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 new Cayman to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds.
Our interpretation of efficiency is a system that works only when it is needed, and then does so in a particularly effective way. Whereas a conventional hydraulically assisted steering system draws engine power continuously, the electric motor of the electromechanical system in the new Cayman models uses energy only when you actually steer. As a result, fuel consumption is reduced and the absence of hydraulic fluid eliminates the need for servicing the system. These two advantages are also beneficial to the environment.
A variable steering ratio preserves the precise and direct steering response associated with the typical Porsche steering feel. This intelligent system filters out unwanted shocks from the road and actively assists steering inputs under braking on road surfaces with varying grip.
Available as an option, speed-sensitive Power steering Plus facilitates manoeuvring and parking for even greater driving comfort.
Outstanding acceleration figures are one way to express performance. We focus not only on the positive, but also the negative values of acceleration. This is how Porsche has traditionally succeeded in setting standards for deceleration and stability.
The new Cayman models are equipped with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers. This design means that, not only are the brakes extremely resistant to deformation, they are lightweight for a particularly fast and sensitive braking response.
A new generation of brake caliper at the front axle, combined with enlarged brake pads and the newly developed brake booster, has managed to improve braking and component stability even during continuous use. In addition, brake cooling is optimised by the newly developed brake ventilation system featuring a modified air spoiler at the front and rear axles.
A design is either fascinating or functional. The front and rear lights of the new Cayman models can be both. Clear glass halogen headlights are fitted on the Cayman as standard. The Cayman S is equipped as standard with Bi-Xenon headlights. In classic Cayman fashion, the circular front light units with LED daytime running lights and position lights are integrated in the air intakes. LEDs provide powerful illumination, respond extremely rapidly to driver input and offer improved energy performance combined with a longer service life. The taillights also employ LED technology for increased safety and an unmistakable appearance – day and night.
To explore your own direction, you need to be alert – especially at night. The optional Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), which comprises Bi-Xenon main headlights with halogen auxiliary main-beam headlights, a headlight cleaning system and automatic dynamic range control, helps you by providing uniform illumination of the road with both dipped or main beam.
The dynamic cornering light function swivels the main headlights towards the inside of a bend based on the steering angle and road speed. In addition, PDLS adapts light distribution to suit your current driving speed. The adverse weather function is activated when the rear fog light is switched on. This provides increased safety – not least in corners and not only at night.
Automatic headlight activation is available as standard on the new Cayman models. The system uses the ambient lighting conditions to automatically switch between daytime running lights and dipped beam.
To protect the driver and passenger, the new Cayman models are equipped as standard with full-size airbags, which are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident (e. g. frontal or offset frontal). In less serious accidents, the airbags are only partially inflated, thereby minimising discomfort to the occupants.
In addition to the central airbag control unit on the transmission tunnel, a pair of impact sensors are located near the headlights. This allows a crash to be detected and evaluated far sooner and with considerably greater accuracy.
Both new Cayman models are equipped as standard with the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP). It comprises two side airbags on each side. An integral thorax airbag is located in the outer side bolster of each seat, while the door panels each contain an upwards-inflating head airbag. Each thorax airbag has a volume of 10 litres and each head airbag 15 litres, ensuring excellent protection in the event of a side impact. POSIP additionally includes steel side impact protection elements in the doors.
The bodyshell of the new Cayman models is based on an intelligent lightweight principle involving the composite construction of aluminium and steel. The use of dissimilar but precisely combined components makes it possible to utilise specific material properties exactly where they are needed. Not only does this provide a high degree of safety for the driver, it also offers a considerable weight saving compared with the bodyshell of the previous model. This is why the doors, luggage compartment lid and rear hatch are made entirely of lightweight aluminium. Aluminium accounts for around 44% of the entire bodyshell.
The crumple zones in the front and rear aprons feature integral light-alloy bumpers, while impact absorbers offer additional safety. For the protection of occupants, energy-absorbing padding is used selectively in important areas within the passenger cell.
The new Cayman models are equipped as standard with an immobiliser with in-key transponder. In addition, the Cayman S has an alarm system with contact-sensitive exterior protection. A radar-based interior surveillance system is available on request. For the Cayman, a combined alarm and radar-based interior surveillance system is available as an option.
This optional preparation enables future installation of the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS) from Porsche Tequipment. PVTS makes it possible to locate a stolen vehicle across most European countries. The preparation package includes a special wiring loom and a tilt sensor for the alarm system.
The completely restyled interior of the new Cayman models will therefore make you feel right at home. Here, everything is focused on one goal: advancing with a blend of sport and comfort. The driver is optimally integrated in the vehicle. The ascending centre console positions the gear lever close to the steering wheel for fast, sporty and ergonomic gearshifts.
The individual controls are clearly organised. All buttons and the functions of the on-board computer are intuitive to find and select so that you can devote your full attention to the road.
The sporty character of the new Cayman is further reinforced by the Sports seats – fitted as standard and with seat centres in Alcantara. Materials have been carefully chosen to ensure exquisite and stylish integration in the interior design. The visible effect is exemplified by the silver-coloured details on the dashboard and centre console and by leather appliqués on selected features, such as the steering wheel rim, gear lever/selector and door handle inlays. In the Cayman S, the door armrests and the storage compartment lid on the centre console are also finished in leather as standard. Nevertheless, there is scope to refine and style your Cayman with, for example, the comprehensive leather interior package.
Not enough? Then why not add some more touches of your own? A wide range of personalisation options is available for the new Cayman models.
Vehicles manufactured by Porsche demonstrate that even high-performance sports cars can achieve moderate fuel consumption and exhaust emission values in their respective category.
This is accomplished by the use of fuel-efficient technologies such as auto start/stop, thermal management, electrical system recuperation, direct fuel injection, VarioCam Plus and, in conjunction with optional PDK, coasting mode.
The newly developed catalytic converters also provide efficient emission control, while the stereo Lambda control circuitry manages and monitors each cylinder bank separately. For each exhaust tract, oxygen sensors, together with the engine electronics and injectors, regulate the composition of the exhaust gas, while another Lambda sensor on each cylinder bank monitors pollutant conversion in the respective catalytic converter.
Intelligent lightweight construction is, and always has been, a fundamental aspect of the Porsche philosophy – for both technical and ecological reasons. This combination forms the basis for achieving low fuel consumption values in conjunction with high performance. On the technical side, various components are made with a high proportion of aluminium, magnesium, plastics and super-high-strength sheet steel. The materials used have been selected for their ability to withstand load, yet they are considerably lighter than conventional steel. As a result, the bodyshell of the new Cayman models has a light alloy content of approximately 44%.
On the ecological side, all materials used are meticulously selected. We use only state-of-the-art components, with priority given to products manufactured in a sustainable manner where possible. All synthetic components are easily recyclable and each material is labelled to facilitate its separation for recycling. The reduction in the number of plastic variants helps to ensure more efficient recycling. Recycled plastics are used where they meet our exacting technical requirements.
In short, the new Cayman is around 95% recyclable.
In addition, Porsche uses a high proportion of environmentally friendly water-based paints. For us, environmental protection does not begin with the vehicle manufacturing process. It starts at the planning and development stage.
The new Cayman models are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10%. Ethanol has a positive impact on the CO2 balance since the plants grown for the production of this biofuel also absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. The release of hydrocarbons from the fuel system has been minimised thanks to the active carbon filter and the multilayered material from which the fuel tank is made.
Enhance the unique character of your Cayman with a choice of interior and exterior colours. Bodywork options include four solid, eight metallic and five ‘special’ paint finishes. Inside the car, there’s a choice of ten interior colours, including two-tone leather in Black and Stone Grey. Naturally, you can also specify your car in any other colour you desire. The possibilities are virtually unlimited – all you have to do is provide a suitable colour sample.