5 Facts You Should Know about Porsche Cayman
Porsche enthusiasts around the world love the sleek styling of the Cayman. This luxury-meets-racecar is a dream to drive. The smooth, sporty exterior is slightly reminiscent of it’s predecessor, the Boxster. Also a two-seater, the Cayman shares nearly 40% of the same components as its counterpart with one major difference. Boxsters are traditionally convertibles while Cayman models are only available as a coupe. Don’t let this difference fool you, though. There are plenty of other reasons to get excited about the Porsche Cayman.
Many believe that the Porsche Cayman was named after the chain of Caribbean islands. While the Cayman Islands are breathtakingly beautiful, just as the Porsche Cayman is, this vehicle is named after a Latin American species of alligator. Coincidentally, the Cayman Islands also get their name from the South American alligator, known as the Caiman, too. The spelling may be different, but the result is the same. The Porsche Cayman is quick, sleek, and powerful.
Turbo Charged Engine
Many sports cars tout speed and horse power but don’t deliver when push comes to shove. The Cayman has more going on under the hood than the majority of its competition. The base model has 245-horse power, that power only increases depending on the trim level of the car. The Cayman S has 295-horse power under its hood. In 2016, this Porsche was redesigned with a 4-cylinder instead of a 6-cylinder. While this may seem like it step backwards, the Cayman still packs the same punch as before. With a super-charged engine, the Cayman has more torque than ever, delivering the speed you need. You can expect a 0-60 mph time in less than 5.8 seconds, some models in as little as 5.1 seconds.
Porsche’s are designed to be driven like a racecar. Even if you’re only taking your Cayman to the office and back, you can count on a smooth drive and tight handling. This is due to its rear strut-tower brace. When compared to it’s counterpart, the Cayman exceeds the Boxster by nearly 150 percent for tensional rigidity and 100 percent for bending resistance. Those numbers allow you to handle corners and ride more comfortably. Additional roll bar support and adaptive shock absorbers that change based on speed and road conditions are also standard. Tight suspension, like that found in the Cayman, isn’t possible in convertibles. The frame of a hard top is necessary in order to provide more support.
The styling of the Cayman is designed to catch the eye. The smooth lines that slope down over the seats of the car create an aerodynamic appearance that can only be found in a Porsche. The Cayman sits on a 95.1-inch wheelbase that’s spread 70.9 inches wide. It’s 54.1 inches tall and 172.1 inches long. Along the back of the Cayman is an exclusive two-piece spoiler. The fin on the spoiler automatically rises when speeds hit above 75 mph and only stands about 3.5 inches tall. The fin then retracts once speeds fall below the 50 mph mark. Porsche Cayman’s may be sports cars, but they’re equipped with ample storage space. With a luggage retention bar and 9.2 cubic feet of storage space in the rear and another 5.3 cubic feet in the front trunk, there’s plenty of room available.
The Porsche engine is the work of a technical genius. For that reason, it’s inaccessible to anyone but a fully-trained Porsche technician. The Cayman engine is completely encapsulated, making it difficult to view without the proper equipment. The engine itself is performance ready. This 2.7-liter contains Porsche’s VarioCam Plus, which is the variable timing and lift system. Even the braking system is impressive. While the engine is designed for takeoff, Porsche has installed nothing but the safest brakes to ensure that you stop quickly, even at top speeds.
There’s much to love about the Porsche Cayman. From it’s exterior styling to it’s handling, it’s one of Porsche’s greatest masterpiece. It’s a car built to last and guaranteed to perform. Even used Cayman models are a hot commodity. As part of Porsche’s pre-owned program, each Cayman is run through a rigorous 111-point inspection before placed under a 2-year, unlimited mile warranty. Only then is it given Porsche’s stamp of approval. Whether new or used, come see what makes the Porsche Cayman a contender.
Date Posted: October 15, 2018