The 2014 Porsche Cayman S is another wishful fantasy created by the Germans, who have declared that it is a stand-alone car, one distanced from the roadster that shares its engines, transmissions and architecture in order to become stiffer, sportier and more powerful.
The Cayman is a Boxster coupe that promises a higher plane of enlightenment by way of lower weight, more power and new chassis technology.
With this new model, the Cayman finally seems to be ready to step out from the 911’shadow, because it owns a wider track with a longer wheelbase and stretched greenhouse, and it features a new found presence, due to some new details, such as the larger air ducts behind the doors, brawnier rear haunches and elegant spoiler, which taper into the taillights. Despite all that, the new Cayman shares a large amount of its architecture with the new 911.
The lightweight alloy is 44% of the Cayman’s body-in-white, mostly, the front and the rear body, the floor plan, the doors and rear trunk lids.
The Cayman is powered by a direct-injected 2.7 liter flat-six with 275 horsepower and 231 lb-ft of torque. You can opt either for a six-speed manual or for a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox available as an option.
Because of the PDK, the Cayman can sprint from zero-to-60 mph in 5.1 seconds and return 32 mpg on the highway.
The range-topping Cayman S is powered by a direct-injected 3.4 liter flat-six that pumps out 325 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of twist. It owns a six-speed manual but it also comes with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, which is available as an option. A tight bond between the man and the machine is created because of the slick-shifting stick, while the PDK has the benefit of slightly quicker acceleration and superior efficiency.
If fitted with the PDK, the Cayman can sprint from 0-to-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and return to 30 mpg on the highway.
Now, the Cayman has a set of stunning new duds and a gorgeously updated interior to go with its scintillating performance.