The new Porsche Cayman is once again promising to set new standards for driving performance in its class - with an all-round new chassis, longer wheelbase and significantly lower weight compared to the previous model. The two-seater, newly developed from the ground up is - after the 911 Carrera and Boxster - the third sports car model series from Porsche to feature innovative lightweight body design.
The new Cayman is up to 30 kg lighter, depending on the specific model and equipment, and it consumes up to 15 per cent less fuel per 100 km than the previous model - despite more powerful engines and better driving performance. In addition, the body is 40 per cent stiffer, which further enhances the sportiness of this driving artist in bends.
Porsche is also upgrading the Cayman with new optional features. For the first time, the sport coupé is available with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which controls the distance to the car ahead in traffic and vehicle speed, as well as a specially developed Burmester sound system. Another new feature for the Porsche Cayman is the optional Entry & Drive keyless system that can be factory installed
Design: new proportions, prominent lines
The new Porsche Cayman is more distinctive than ever. Its proportions were moderately changed to emphasise its character as a sport coupé. The 60 mm longer wheelbase and broader track width give the Cayman a lower and more extended look in combination with the ten millimetre lower (Cayman S: eleven mm) body height. Nonetheless, the two-seat sports car is still compact, having grown just 33 mm in length. The body's front overhang was shortened 26 mm. Other visual features reflecting the car's more enhanced driving performance include an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs and 18-inch or 19-inch diameter wheels with tyres that have larger rolling circumferences.