Porsche continues its series of successful releases and unveil the second generation Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Essentially a hard top version of the recently-launched Boxster, the new Porsche Cayman brings several radical improvements, both on a technical and aesthetic level. More specifically, the Stuttgart-based company’s second generation coupe with a centrally-mounted engine got a boost in power, has a larger wheelbase, dropped several pounds and got a sexier design than ever.
While the latter can be easily judged from these detailed pictures, we must state the following concerning the technical department:
• Like the recently-launched Cayman, the body of the new Porsche Cayman is also made from ultra-light materials, as German engineers have not only managed to reduce the car’s weight by several tens of kilograms, but also made it 40% stiffer. And this affected both performance, as well as efficiency. In a good way, obviously.
• The standard model is now equipped with a 2.7-liter engine which develops about 275 horsepower, more than enough for the car to go from 0 to 60 in about 5.7 seconds and to give it a top speed of 165 mph. Add to this list a seven-speed PDK gearbox and the Sport Chrono package, and the time required for the car to go from 0 to 60 mph drops to about 5.4 seconds. As for the mileage, the manual gearbox version does 34.4 mpg and the PDK version does 36.6 mpg.
• The high-end Cayman S keeps its trusted 3.4-liter engine, with the components under the bonnet being slightly altered to provide the driver with no less than 325 horsepower. As a result, the car goes from 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds on a six-speed manual gearbox, while the time drops to 4.7 seconds when the PDK and the Sport Chrono package are also to be found on the car. As for its top speed, we have 175.8 and 174.6 mph, while the mileage is of 32.1 mpg and 35.3 mpg – the first numbers apply for the manual gearbox and the second stand for the PDK version.
That being said, there’s only one small thing to add: The new Porsche Cayman will be available starting next spring, with a starting price of 51.385 euros for the standard Cayman and 64.118 for the high-end Cayman S.