It's time for a sports car that turns the curve into a code and completely reinterprets passion for the sports car with a compelling mid-engine concept, which provides a low and central centre of… LEARN MORE »
It's time for a sports car that turns the curve into a code and completely reinterprets passion for the sports car with a compelling mid-engine concept, which provides a low and central centre of gravity for a precise and direct driving feel and offers improved performance at the same time as enhanced efficiency. More free-revving and thrusting than ever before, it combines innovative technologies with an intelligent lightweight construction for the optimum power-to-weight ratio. The chassis focuses on delivering power to the road and especially the corner. The look is unmistakable, with every line and every edge eager for more.
The Cayman models. Built according to our own style and with respect for the code of the curve.
Character, profile and a clear point of view. These values have been encoded in the Cayman genes since the very beginning. And it certainly shows… LEARN MORE »
Character, profile and a clear point of view. These values have been encoded in the Cayman genes since the very beginning. And it certainly shows.
The front is dominated by the prominent wings for which Porsche is renowned and features succinctly styled headlights inspired by the Porsche racing heritage of the 1960s and 1970s. With its large and dynamic air intakes, the front end reinforces the car's air of power and aggression. The front light units integrated in the air intakes are a classic feature of Cayman styling and incorporate LED daytime running lights and position lights for active safety.
The silhouette is sleek, the wheelbase long, the wheels large — up to 20 inches if you like. The narrow side windows together with the forward-shifted windscreen and the roofline extending far into the rear give added emphasis to the Cayman's personality. As does the design of the doors. With its dynamic contouring, it improves airflow to the side air intakes for the purpose of cooling and supplying oxygen to the boxer engine.
In conjunction with the wide track, the rear gives the impression of a sculpted and honed physique. The rear wing is more than a stunning eye-catcher. It deploys automatically at 120 km/h. Its effective aerodynamic active surface is large and the amount of lift low. Retracted, the separation edge of the rear wing makes a seamless transition to the LED taillights. The integrated direction indicators are slender and in line with the wing. The broad brake light is an integral feature of the large rear screen.
The rear apron with centrally framed stainless-steel tailpipe (dual tube on the Cayman S and Cayman GTS) adds the powerful finishing touch.
Where the Cayman models want to go is clear at first glance. Every line and every technical detail are focused in one direction: forwards. Every aspect tells a story — of character and insatiable forward thrust.
The development is focused on the driver. The interior helps the driver concentrate on the essentials. With a feeling of open space and plenty of freedom of movement around the low-positioned… LEARN MORE »
The development is focused on the driver. The interior helps the driver concentrate on the essentials. With a feeling of open space and plenty of freedom of movement around the low-positioned standard Sports seats. An imposing feature of the interior is the ascending centre console.
We believe that the gear lever should be positioned close to the steering wheel to enable fast, sporty and ergonomic gearshifts. As you would expect, the ignition lock is located on the left. The three-spoke sports steering wheel falls perfectly to hand. Behind it are the three central round instruments, which provide you with all the important information you need.
The generously proportioned luggage compartment is located underneath the wide rear screen. The large rear hatch above the exquisitely styled luggage compartment boasts a wide opening angle. The luggage protection bar is finished in brushed aluminium just like the inlay between the upper and lower luggage compartments. Storage compartments on both sides offer additional stowage room.
In short, our styling strategy for the Cayman followed a clear line. The finishing touches are down to you. We offer a comprehensive range of personalisation options and a wide selection of colours and materials.
Impressive driving dynamics with practically zero pitch and roll are ensured by the precise, lightweight chassis. Giving you the benefit of a more comfortable and safer drive… LEARN MORE »
Impressive driving dynamics with practically zero pitch and roll are ensured by the precise, lightweight chassis. Giving you the benefit of a more comfortable and safer drive.
The front section, with its large air intakes, is distinctive. The 18-inch Cayman wheels with tyre pressure monitoring (TPM) are succinctly styled. The brake system with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers in black is robust. The sound from the central tailpipe in brushed stainless steel is unmistakable.
And inside? High-quality materials are used in the interior. The steering wheel rim, gear lever/selector and the door pull inlays are finished in leather. And another striking feature are the silver-coloured details such as those found on the dashboard trim strip, the side and centre air vent surrounds and the centre console.
The Cayman is equipped with a freerevving 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… LEARN MORE »
The Cayman is equipped with a freerevving 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 Cayman with six-speed manual transmission 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 top speed of 264 km/h. The optional Sport Chrono Package in conjunction with PDK offers a further performance boost. With Launch Control in the Sport Chrono Package, the Cayman accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds.
Available with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), coasting enables you to save even more fuel where the situation allows. The engine is decoupled from the transmission to prevent deceleration caused by… LEARN MORE »
Available with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), coasting enables you to save even more fuel where the situation allows. The engine is decoupled from the transmission to prevent deceleration caused by engine braking. The vehicle can then make optimum use of its momentum and coast for longer distances. This lowers fuel consumption noticeably. Without losing any comfort or sports performance.
The Cayman models are equipped as standard with the six-speed manual transmission. Gearshifts are smooth, precise and optimally adapted to the respective engine characteristics. Shift throws are… LEARN MORE »
The Cayman models are equipped as standard with the six-speed manual transmission. Gearshifts are smooth, precise and optimally adapted to the respective engine characteristics. Shift throws are short and the gear lever is easy to operate, providing a truly sporty, direct driving experience. The upshift indicator located in the central round instrument helps you to maximise fuel efficiency.
Of course, you could let us take care of the gearshift strategy so that you can devote all your attention to your cornering strategy, with the optional 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) featuring… LEARN MORE »
Of course, you could let us take care of the gearshift strategy so that you can devote all your attention to your cornering strategy, with the optional 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) featuring both manual and automatic modes. PDK offers extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power, improved acceleration over the manual transmission, very short response times, reduced fuel consumption and a distinct increase in comfort.
PDK is essentially two gearboxes in one, thus requiring two clutches. This doubleclutch transmission provides an alternating, non-positive connection between the two half gearboxes and the engine by means of two separate input shafts. The flow of power from the engine is transmitted through one half gearbox and one clutch at a time, while the next gear is preselected in the second half gearbox. Therefore, during a gear change, one clutch simply opens and the other closes simultaneously, enabling gear changes to take place within milliseconds.
With the SPORT button selected, the full advantages of PDK are brought into play: a more immediate response to throttle inputs, relatively short shift times and swift throttle-blip downshifts on overrun, such as when braking into a corner, and always accompanied by an emotive engine sound.
When combined with the optional Sport Chrono Package (standard in the Cayman GTS), the gearshifts of PDK are sportier, shift times shorter. Other gearshift strategies are also available — for uncompromising driving enjoyment.
In the Cayman models, each cylinder bank has its own stainless-steel exhaust tract. Integrated catalytic converters and four corresponding Lambda sensors are used to keep emissions… LEARN MORE »
In the Cayman models, each cylinder bank has its own stainless-steel exhaust tract. Integrated catalytic converters and four corresponding Lambda sensors are used to keep emissions low. Downstream of the respective rear silencers, the system converges into a connecting tube and a single (Cayman) or twin (Cayman S and Cayman GTS) tailpipe.
Sports exhaust system
The switchable sports exhaust system with its distinctive twin sports tailpipe is standard in the Cayman GTS and available as an option for the Cayman and Cayman S. Finished in black for the Cayman GTS. For an even more intensive sports car sound at the press of a button.
Direct fuel injection (DFI) is featured as standard in the Cayman models. Multi-hole injectors deliver fuel directly into the combustion chamber with millisecond precision. DFI improves the internal… LEARN MORE »
Direct fuel injection (DFI) is featured as standard in the Cayman models. Multi-hole injectors deliver fuel directly into the combustion chamber with millisecond precision. DFI improves the internal cooling of the combustion chamber by having the mixture prepared directly in the cylinder. This allows for a higher compression ratio, which helps to deliver greater power output at the same time as enhanced engine efficiency.
VarioCam Plus is a two-in-one engine concept for adjusting the intake camshafts and switching the lift of the intake valves. The system differentiates between driver inputs that typify normal… LEARN MORE »
VarioCam Plus is a two-in-one engine concept for adjusting the intake camshafts and switching the lift of the intake valves. The system differentiates between driver inputs that typify normal, everyday driving and those that demand maximum performance. The system then imperceptibly adapts valve operation to the prevailing conditions.
This results in instant acceleration and extremely smooth running with comparatively low fuel consumption.
Inner strength, the will to advance and a clear positioning. These are important prerequisites for the creation of any sports car, and we also found them to be precisely the right requirements for… LEARN MORE »
Inner strength, the will to advance and a clear positioning. These are important prerequisites for the creation of any sports car, and we also found them to be precisely the right requirements for this drivetrain.
This is why the Cayman models are equipped with a compact, mid-mounted boxer engine positioned no further than 30 cm behind the driver. This unorthodox approach has crucial strengths. A substantial amount of vehicle weight is concentrated close to the middle of the vehicle. The centre of gravity is low and central and the weight is distributed uniformly between the front and rear axles. The tangible effect for you is wellbalanced handling and excellent mobility, particularly in corners.
Inner values are defined by high power plus comparatively low fuel consumption and emission figures. A philosophy that applies the engineering principles of the racetrack to the road.
The engines are equipped, as standard, with VarioCam Plus and direct fuel injection (DFI), as well as efficiency-enhancing technologies such as auto start/stop, electrical system recuperation and advanced thermal management.
So what can you expect from the driving experience? Direct responses to every burst of acceleration, dynamic handling in every corner and the inevitable pain of separation at the end of every drive.
Integrated dry-sump lubrication ensures a reliable supply of oil, even when a sporty driving style is adopted and the vehicle is experiencing powerful lateral acceleration. It also features… LEARN MORE »
Integrated dry-sump lubrication ensures a reliable supply of oil, even when a sporty driving style is adopted and the vehicle is experiencing powerful lateral acceleration. It also features additional cooling functions. The electronic oil pump is activated as and when needed. It also reduces fuel consumption, thus lowering emissions.
Integrated dry-sump lubrication ensures a reliable supply of oil, even when a sporty driving style is adopted and the vehicle is experiencing powerful lateral acceleration. It also has additional… LEARN MORE »
Thanks to the purposeful control of heat flow and the on-demand, gradual activation of the various cooling circuits, the engine and gearbox warm up to normal operating temperature more rapidly. The resulting reduction in friction also reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. During sporty driving, thermal management also acts to reduce temperatures so as to maintain a high degree of performance.
Auto start/stop function
The auto start/stop function, which is integrated as standard in the Cayman models, switches off the engine if, for example, you stop at traffic lights, select neutral and then release the clutch pedal. In cars with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), it is simply a case of applying and holding the brake when you are in a wait situation. All audio and communication systems remain switched on.
Electrical system recuperation
Another efficiency-enhancing feature of the Cayman models is intelligent electrical system recuperation. The vehicle battery is recharged by the generator, especially when braking. Thanks to this selective recharging, when you accelerate, the maximum possible output of the engine can be directed straight to the road because the electrical systems are supplied mainly by the energy that was stored in the battery during the braking phase.
The electronic engine management system ensures optimum engine performance at all times. It regulates all engine-related functions and assemblies. The results are optimum power output and torque with comparatively low fuel consumption and emissions — whatever the driving style.
The Cayman models have electromechanical steering. With a variable steering ratio, the steering system responds precisely and directly — and more efficiently. The electric motor uses energy only when… LEARN MORE »
The Cayman models have electromechanical steering. With a variable steering ratio, the steering system responds precisely and directly — and more efficiently. The electric motor uses energy only when the steering wheel is actually turned. And the absence of hydraulic fluid eliminates the need for servicing.
Power steering Plus, the optional speedsensitive power-steering system, ensures easier manoeuvring and parking, thus providing even greater comfort.
The SPORT button on the centre console is fitted as standard. When selected, 'Sport' mode is activated… LEARN MORE »
The SPORT button on the centre console is fitted as standard. When selected, 'Sport' mode is activated to provide a greater response and enhanced driving pleasure. The engine reacts even more directly to the accelerator pedal, the revlimiter is adjusted to a harder setting and engine dynamics are tuned for performance driving. At the same time, the auto start/ stop function is deactivated automatically.
With optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the shift points are reconfigured to offer higher and even sportier rpm bands. Shift times are reduced and gearshifts become firmer and more immediate, while throttle-blip downshifts are accompanied by an even more emotive engine sound. Coasting mode is deactivated automatically.
Sport Chrono Package
It usually takes intensive training to achieve optimum results. In the Cayman models, all you need do is press a button: with the Sport Chrono Package, an option for the Cayman and Cayman S and fitted as standard in the Cayman GTS, it provides simultaneous enhancement for the chassis, engine and transmission — accompanied by an even more emotive sound.
In addition to the performance display combined with a digital and an analogue stopwatch, the Sport Chrono Package also includes dynamic gearbox mounts. Another component is the SPORT PLUS button. When this is pressed, optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), a standard feature of the Cayman GTS, switches to 'Sport' mode for harder damping and more direct steering and, therefore, even more intensive roadholding.
The trigger threshold for PSM is raised. Agility is perceptibly enhanced when braking for corners with PSM, allowing even sportier braking and exit acceleration. For even more dexterity, PSM can be set to standby while the car is still in SPORT PLUS mode. For safety, it is set to intervene automatically only when ABS assistance is required.
The throttle-blip function is enabled to produce even sportier gearshifts. A managed burst of throttle ensures smooth load changes for increased stability, making the gearshift process an even more engaging experience. In conjunction with optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the Sport Chrono Package comes with two additional functions for a sporty drive that borders on a motorsport experience. The first is Launch Control™, which is designed to produce a racing start.
The second function is the 'motorsportderived gearshift strategy'. In this mode, PDK is designed for very short shift times and optimum shift points, while torque boosts during gear changes provide the maximum acceleration available. This involving experience is further enhanced by overrun downshifts and the throttleblip function for uncompromising driving pleasure.
An additional display in the steering wheel and instrument cluster indicates whether the SPORT or SPORT PLUS button and, with PDK, Launch Control have been activated. In conjunction with optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM), a special display enables you to view, store and evaluate lap times or other driving times. It shows the total driving time, lap distance, lap number and lap times recorded so far.
This optional system for increasing dynamic performance and stability varies the distribution of torque to the rear wheels and includes a mechanically locking rear differential… LEARN MORE »
This optional system for increasing dynamic performance and stability varies the distribution of torque to the rear wheels and includes a mechanically locking rear differential.
When the car is driven assertively into a corner, moderate brake pressure is applied to the inside rear wheel. Consequently, an additional rotational pulse (yaw movement) is induced around the vehicle's vertical axis in the direction of the turn.
This results in a direct and sporty steering action as the car enters the corner.
At low and medium vehicle speeds, PTV significantly increases agility and steering precision. At high speeds and when accelerating out of corners, the rear differential lock ensures greater driving stability and traction on road surfaces with varying grip, including the wet and snow.
The results are remarkable stability, great traction and excellent cornering dynamics at all speeds, coupled with precise steering and stable load transfer characteristics through every twist and turn of your journey.
The Sport Chrono Package also includes dynamic gearbox mounts. This electronically controlled system minimises the oscillations and vibrations of the entire drivetrain, particularly the engine, and… LEARN MORE »
The Sport Chrono Package also includes dynamic gearbox mounts. This electronically controlled system minimises the oscillations and vibrations of the entire drivetrain, particularly the engine, and combines the benefits that otherwise distinguish hard and soft gearbox mounting arrangements.
A hard gearbox mounting delivers optimum dynamic performance because it offers a high degree of handling precision. Soft gearbox mounts, on the other hand, minimise oscillations and vibrations. While comfort is improved on uneven road surfaces, this comes at the expense of dynamic performance.
Dynamic gearbox mounts adapt their stiffness and damping characteristics to changes in driving style and road surface conditions. This has been achieved by the use of a fluid with magnetic properties in interaction with an electrically generated field. For the driver, the results are tangible. Handling is perceptibly more stable under load change conditions and in fast corners. Whenever a less assertive driving style is adopted, the dynamic gearbox mounts automatically soften to enhance comfort.
The result is uncompromisingly sporty performance in corners — as well as a high degree of comfort.
The SPORT or SPORT PLUS button enables you to switch the dynamic gearbox mounts from 'Normal' to 'Sport' or 'Performance' mode. In conjunction with optional PCM, the colour screen in the right-hand round instrument enables you to view the lateral and longitudinal forces as they act on the vehicle.
PASM is optional, or standard for the Cayman GTS. This electronic damping control system actively and continuouslyd… LEARN MORE »
ASM is optional, or standard for the Cayman GTS. This electronic damping control system actively and continuously regulates the damping force for each wheel according to the road conditions and driving style. In addition, the suspension is 10 mm lower than that of the standard setup.
The system is always active in the background, ready to assist you automatically without you having to enable it. Nevertheless, two modes are available at the push of a button so that you can adapt handling to suit your preferred driving style: 'Normal', which is a blend of performance and comfort, and 'Sport', where the setup is much firmer. Depending on the mode selected, therefore, PASM can be sportier and more comfortable than the standard chassis, optimising contact between each individual tyre and the road for even less roll and pitch. The results are tangible: increased driving stability, enhanced driving pleasure and improved performance.
Performance calls for stability. The Cayman is therefore equipped with 18-inch light-alloy wheels as standard. The Cayman S has 19-inch wheels with a classic five-spoke design, ensuring firm contact… LEARN MORE »
Performance calls for stability. The Cayman is therefore equipped with 18-inch light-alloy wheels as standard. The Cayman S has 19-inch wheels with a classic five-spoke design, ensuring firm contact between the vehicle and the road. The Cayman GTS emphasises its roadholding capacity with 20-inch Carrera S wheels and a dynamic 10-spoke design.
Wheels up to 20 inches are available from our list of options.
Tyre pressure monitoring (TPM) is fitted as standard. It sends warnings to the on-board computer's display in the event of low tyre pressure. The screen in the instrument cluster enables the driver to check the pressure in all four tyres.
The system updates quickly and accurately after an engine start, tyre pressure correction or wheel change — for your safety and convenience.
Performance is reflected in excellent acceleration values. And we take account of both positive and negative acceleration. Which is why Porsche also traditionally sets standards for stopping power… LEARN MORE »
Performance is reflected in excellent acceleration values. And we take account of both positive and negative acceleration. Which is why Porsche also traditionally sets standards for stopping power and stability. Braking power is a multiple of engine power.
The Cayman models are equipped with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixedcaliper brakes. This design means that, not only are the brakes extremely resistant to deformation, they are lightweight for a particularly fast and sensitive braking response. Even during continuous use. Brake cooling has also been optimised by the brake ventilation system with brake air spoilers at the front and rear axles.
The dynamics of the Cayman models also demand appropriate brake discs. All Cayman brake discs are internally vented and cross-drilled for improved braking in wet conditions. With a diameter of 330 mm, the front brake discs of the Cayman S and Cayman GTS are 15 mm larger that those of the Cayman. The diameter of the rear brake discs is 299 mm on all models.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
The optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) has proven itself in motorsport. The cross-drilled brake discs have a diameter of 350 mm front and rear for even more formidable braking performance.
The use of six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston units at the rear — all painted in yellow — ensures extremely high brake forces which, crucially, are exceptionally consistent. PCCB enables shorter braking distances in even the toughest road and race conditions.
Another key advantage of the ceramic braking system is the extremely low weight of the ceramic brake discs, which are approximately 50 % lighter than standard discs of similar design and size. As well as enhancing performance and fuel economy, this also represents a major reduction in unsprung and rotating masses. The consequence of this is better roadholding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads.
Alongside the regular servicing work performed within the standard service intervals, additional servicing should be performed if used on the race track.
Electric parking brake
The electric parking brake, which can be activated and deactivated manually, is released automatically as you pull away with your seat belt fastened. A hold function is integrated as standard. It assists you in making a comfortable, smooth and roll-free start on an incline.
From the start, Porsche has been synonymous with motorsport. Ever since 1948, when we found our identity on the racetrack, we have taken the experience we have gained and applied it to the road. The… LEARN MORE »
From the start, Porsche has been synonymous with motorsport. Ever since 1948, when we found our identity on the racetrack, we have taken the experience we have gained and applied it to the road. The optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is a fine example. This brake system has already had to cope with the harshest requirements of motor racing and is fitted in cars that compete in demanding events such as the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
The cross-drilled PCCB ceramic brake discs for the Cayman models have a diameter of 350 mm front and rear for even more formidable braking performance.
The use of six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston units at the rear — all finished in yellow — ensures extremely high brake forces which, crucially, are exceptionally consistent.
PCCB enables shorter braking distances even in the toughest road and race conditions. Excellent fade resistance ensures greater balance when slowing from racetrack speeds.
Another key advantage of PCCB is the extremely low weight of the ceramic brake discs, which are approximately 50% lighter than standard discs of a similar design and size. As well as enhancing performance and fuel economy, this represents a major reduction in unsprung and rotating masses. The consequence of this is better road holding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads, as well as greater agility and improved handling.
Please note that circuit racing, track day use and other forms of performance driving can significantly reduce the service life of even the most durable pads and discs. As with conventional high-performance braking systems, we recommend that all brake components be professionally inspected and replaced where necessary after each track event.
A design is either fascinating or functional. The front and rear lights of the Cayman models can be both. Clear glass halogen headlights are fitted on the Cayman as standard. The Cayman S is… LEARN MORE »
A design is either fascinating or functional. The front and rear lights of the 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 while the Cayman GTS has Bi-Xenon headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). Daytime running lights and position lights are integrated in the air intakes of all Cayman models. Also standard in all Cayman models is automatic headlight activation which, depending on the ambient light conditions, automatically switches between daytime running lights and dipped beam.
LEDs provide powerful illumination, respond rapidly to driver input, are more energy efficient and have a longer service life. They are also used in the rear lights. Ensuring greater safety and creating a look that is unmistakable, day and night.
Bi-Xenon headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
The Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) is standard equipment in the Cayman GTS and available as an option for the other Cayman models. It comprises Bi-Xenon main headlights with halogen auxiliary main beam headlights, a headlight cleaning system and automatic dynamic range control to provide 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.
Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)
The optional Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+) has an additional feature. Dynamic main beam control identifies the car in front as well as oncoming traffic and adapts the range of the light cone automatically to the particular situation, switching smoothly between dipped and main beam.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) is fitted as standard. This system automatically maintains stability and traction even at the limits of dynamic driving performance. Sensors continuously monitor… LEARN MORE »
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) is fitted as standard. This system automatically maintains stability, even at the limits of dynamic driving performance. Sensors continuously monitor the speed, yaw velocity and lateral acceleration of the car. Using this information, PSM is able to calculate the actual direction of travel at any given moment. If the car begins to oversteer or understeer, PSM applies selective braking on individual wheels in order to restore stability.
When accelerating on wet or low-grip road surfaces, PSM improves traction – as well as agility and safety – using the automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR). Integrated ABS is designed to minimise braking distances.
Prefer an ever sportier drive? PSM can be switched off. For your safety, however, PSM remains set to intervene if the vehicle is braked and ABS assistance is required. ABS and ABD remain switched on at all times. Also included with PSM are engine drag torque control (EDC), precharging of the brake system and brake assist. If you suddenly release the accelerator pedal, PSM automatically prepares for your next action: the braking system is precharged so that the brake pads are already in light contact with the brake discs. Maximum braking power is therefore achieved much sooner. Brake assist detects a panic braking situation and generates the brake pressure required for maximum deceleration.
In brief, PSM increases stability and safety – while providing the agility that you expect of a Porsche.
To protect the driver and passenger, the 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… LEARN MORE »
To protect the driver and passenger, the 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. To protect the driver and passenger, the 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
Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)
The 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 Cayman models is based on an intelligent lightweight principle involving the composite construction of aluminium and steel. The use of dissimilar but precisely combined… LEARN MORE »
The bodyshell of the 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 of aluminium.
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 Cayman models are equipped as standard with an immobiliser with in-key transponder. The Cayman S and Cayman GTS have an alarm system with contact-sensitive exterior protection. A radar-based… LEARN MORE »
The Cayman models are equipped as standard with an immobiliser with in-key transponder. The Cayman S and Cayman GTS have an alarm system with contact-sensitive exterior protection. A radar-based interior surveillance system is available to protect the interior of the vehicle. A combined alarm and radarbased interior surveillance system is available as an option for the Cayman.
Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS)
Available as an option, this preparation enables the future installation of the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS) available from Porsche Tequipment. The system makes it possible to locate a stolen vehicle across most of the countries of Europe. The preparation package includes a special wiring loom and a tilt sensor for the alarm system.
You aren't the cosy type, but you do appreciate the value of comfort and convenience. The interior of the Cayman models will therefore make you feel right at home. Here, everything is focused on one… LEARN MORE »
You aren't the cosy type, but you do appreciate the value of comfort and convenience.
The interior of the 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. The instrument cluster, with central rev counter and 4.6-inch colour screen provides you with all the information you need.
The sporty character of the Cayman is further reinforced by the Sports seats — fitted as standard and with seat centres in Alcantara. Materials have been carefully chosen to ensure the exquisite and stylish integration in the interior design. The visible effect is exemplified by the silvercoloured details on the dashboard and centre console and by leather appliquÃ©s 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.
The Cayman GTS is even sportier. Together with the standard leather interior in black, Alcantara is used in the doors, the dashboard lower section, the centre console, the roof lining and the A-pillars. As well as in the seat centres of the Sports seats Plus, which also have the 'GTS' logo embroidered on the headrests. Another striking feature is the standard SportDesign steering wheel which, like the gear lever/selector, is also finished in Alcantara.
For the Cayman GTS, the GTS interior package is also available as an option, enabling you to emphasise its sports performance with the colours Carmine Red or Rhodium Silver.
The optional PCM is your central information and communication system. It is powerful and multifunctional, yet easy to operate… LEARN MORE »
The optional PCM is your central information and communication system. It is powerful and multifunctional, yet easy to operate.
The main feature is the intuitive 7-inch touchscreen. The CD/DVD drive is MP3- compatible. A six-disc CD/DVD autochanger integrated into the PCM is available as an option. With the universal audio interface in the glove compartment, you can store up to 5,000 MP3 music files on the 40-GB internal hard drive. Alternatively, you can connect and even charge your iPod® or any other audio source. The device can be operated conveniently and safely via PCM, the optional multifunction steering wheel or the optional voice control system. The USB socket can also be used to download data from the performance display of the Sport Chrono Package, as well as data from the electronic logbook.
The navigation module of PCM with highspeed hard drive allows you to choose between a 2D display and a 3D perspective. In some regions, terrain as well as buildings can be displayed in 3D with satellite image overlay. Split screen mode enables you to view two functions at once, such as the current navigation map and a list of symbols that represent the next navigation instruction. The navigation module calculates the routes dynamically in response to official traffic messages (TMC) and information from traffic flow sensors (TMC Pro*).
An electronic logbook is available for PCM as an option. The automatically recorded data can be analysed on your home PC. The software supplied fulfils all statutory requirements for automatic logbooks as specified by the German revenue authorities.
The optional TV tuner for PCM is capable of receiving unencrypted analogue and digital television broadcasts (DVB-T) to provide entertainment between journeys. For your safety, the TV picture is switched off while the car is in motion.
Voice control system
To get what you want, you like to get straight to the point. Almost all of the functions of PCM can be controlled using the optional voice control system with word-by-word input.
With the free-to-download Aha Radio app, you can play web radio, news feeds, podcasts and audiobooks directly on PCM. It is also possible to call up local information such as the weather. Point of Interest searches with subsequent direct selection as your navigation destination are also supported. Online content is received by your smartphone and controlled by means of PCM.
This option enables you to receive digital radio broadcasts in the DAB, DAB+ and DMB audio formats, which offer far superior sound quality. Automatic changeover between digital and analogue ensures optimum reception of the selected station. Reception is dependent on local digital network availability.
Sound Package Plus
For sophisticated ears, the optional Sound Package Plus, with a total output of 235 watts, creates an enhanced sound experience with no fewer than nine loudspeakers. Audio settings are entered using the CDR audio system, the optional CDR Plus audio system, or the optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
* TMC Pro available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
** For receiving digital TV signals (DVB-T and MPEG-2 encoded signals) where available.
Any car manufacturer can integrate a sound system into a vehicle. Why not go one step further and embed the driver in a sound system? That was the aspiration for Porsche and Burmester® in the… LEARN MORE »
Any car manufacturer can integrate a sound system into a vehicle. Why not go one step further and embed the driver in a sound system? That was the aspiration for Porsche and Burmester® in the development of the optional Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System. Conceived and tuned specifically for the Boxster, this is high-end technology 'made in Germany'.
Components used in the car are as sophisticated as the components that Burmester® puts into its high-end home audio systems. How do the numbers sound? Twelve amplifier channels with a total output of 821 watts and 12 loudspeakers including an active subwoofer. The active subwoofer is integrated in the bodyshell itself. Not only does this provide ideal conditions for the sound, it is consistent with the principles of lightweight construction as applied in motorsport.
Conceptually, we have broken entirely new ground. The analogue and digital filters of the crossover technology used have been optimally defined for their installation location and finely tuned following extensive in-car audio testing. The perfect interaction of all loudspeakers delivers superior bass foundation, definition and impulse accuracy.
As yet unequalled in the Boxster, the result is a natural and richly textured spatial sound, even at top volume. All of this is achieved despite the system's remarkably low overall weight thanks to intelligent Burmester® lightweight technology.
The pure, sporty design makes it clear that the appeal of the Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System is as much about the visual as it is the audio. Typically Porsche.
The optional BOSE® Surround Sound System really strikes a chord. It comprises eight amplifier channels with a total output of 445 watts. Its 10 loudspeakers, including an active subwoofer integrated… LEARN MORE »
The optional BOSE® Surround Sound System really strikes a chord.
It comprises eight amplifier channels with a total output of 445 watts. Its 10 loudspeakers, including an active subwoofer integrated into the vehicle bodyshell behind the dashboard, deliver a balanced acoustic pattern.
In combination with the optional CDR Plus audio system or optional PCM, the BOSE® Surround Sound System enables audio playback of DVDs and is thus able to make full use of the impressive sound spectrum of 5.1 digital recordings. Of course, you can still play other audio sources, such as CDs and MP3s, in stereo or, at the push of a button, in one of the virtual surround modes generated by BOSE® Centerpoint® 2.
The BOSE®-patented AudioPilot® noise compensation technology uses a microphone to continuously measure the ambient noise inside the vehicle and adapts music playback instantly and automatically so that a consistent sound is maintained — whatever the driving conditions.
The result is a balanced, faithfully reproduced sound and a captivating 360Â° acoustic experience.
Do you have a clear idea of where you are going? To ensure you steer a precise course, the different steering wheels available for the Cayman models are mechanically adjustable and feature a… LEARN MORE »
Do you have a clear idea of where you are going? To ensure you steer a precise course, the different steering wheels available for the Cayman models are mechanically adjustable and feature a high-grip rim in smooth-finish leather. For the Cayman GTS, Alcantara, a material developed for motorsport, is used.
In combination with the optional fully electric seats, the steering wheel is also electrically adjustable and, for even more convenience, a memory function is included.
Sports steering wheel
The three-spoke sports steering wheel is fitted as standard in the Cayman and Cayman S. In conjunction with optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), it features two ergonomic switches.
In conjunction with the Sport Chrono Package and PDK options, there is an additional display above the airbag module which tells you whether the SPORT, SPORT PLUS and Launch Control functions are activated.
The multifunction steering wheel, which is available on request, provides extra convenience with four buttons and two thumbwheels for easy operation of many audio, telephone and navigation functions.
SportDesign steering wheel
The SportDesign steering wheel is distinguished from the standard steering wheel by its twin-spoke design. It is available on request for the Cayman and Cayman S and is fitted as standard in the Cayman GTS. In conjunction with PDK it features two light-alloy gearshift paddles ergonomically located between the leftand right-hand steering wheel spokes.
When combined with the Sport Chrono Package and PDK, the steering wheel has an additional display in the left- and righthand spokes to indicate whether the SPORT, SPORT PLUS and Launch Control functions are activated.
Steering wheel heating
For extra comfort on those cold days, a heating function is available as an option for the sports steering wheel and the multifunction steering wheel.
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The sports seats fitted as standard in the Cayman and Cayman S are comfortable and provide support even when the car is driven hard into corners. The seats are equipped with electric backrest adjustment and manual height and fore/ aft adjustment. The seat centres are finished in Alcantara.
Fully electric Sports seats
You don't have to sacrifice comfort. The optional fully electric Sports seats enable the fully electric adjustment of seat height, backrest angle, squab angle and squab depth. The fore/aft adjustment, four-way lumbar support and even the steering column are also electrically operated. The included memory package stores a range of settings for both exterior mirrors and all driver's seat and steering wheel positions.
Sports seats Plus
Sports seats Plus, upholstered in smoothfinish leather, are available as an option for the Cayman and Cayman S. They are fitted as standard in the Cayman GTS — including seat centres in Alcantara. The side bolsters of the seat squab and backrest are more prominently defined and have a firmer, more sporty padding for even better lateral support. To help you find the optimum posture, the seats feature electric backrest adjustment and manual height and fore/aft adjustment.
Adaptive Sports seats Plus
For a stronger connection between sport and comfort, adaptive Sports seats Plus are available on request. These are an enhanced version of the Sports seats Plus with the added functionality of the fully electric Sports seats and adjustment of the side bolsters on the squab and backrest.
Sports bucket seats*
Sports bucket seats are available as an option and feature a folding backrest, integrated thorax airbag and manual fore/ aft adjustment. The carbon surface finish conceals a seat shell in glass-/carbonfibre reinforced plastic.
Seat heating and ventilation
Seat heating is available as an option for all seats. Seats are heated in the squab, backrest and side bolsters. In conjunction with seat heating, we can equip the seats (excluding Sports bucket seats and seats with centres in Alcantara) with seat ventilation on request. A slipstream effect is produced by active ventilation of the perforated seat centre and backrest and by passive aeration at the side bolsters. This evaporates perspiration moisture and therefore makes for a dry and pleasant seating environment, even in hot weather.
A Cayman should be enjoyed by passengers of all ages. ISOFIX child seat preparation is available as an option and includes a deactivation function for the passenger airbag.
* Child seats must not be used with sports bucket seats.
The optional leather package enhances the interior of your Cayman or Cayman S with additional items finished in leather. You can choose between a minimalist single-tone interior, with one of the… LEARN MORE »
The optional leather package enhances the interior of your Cayman or Cayman S with additional items finished in leather.
You can choose between a minimalist single-tone interior, with one of the standard colours Black, Platinum Grey, Luxor Beige or Yachting Blue; and a twotone combination of Agate Grey and Pebble Grey, Agate Grey and Lime Gold or Agate Grey and Amber Orange. With these combinations, the features in leather (on the seats, only the seat centre) are finished in the contrasting colour.
The package adds a leather finish to the instrument surround, centre console storage compartment lid, seat centres, side bolsters and headrests, door armrests and door pulls. With the leather package, the door pulls feature a silvercoloured trim strip, which accentuates the dynamic and sweeping design of the interior.
Two-zone automatic climate control
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Two-zone automatic climate control
As an option to the standard air conditioning system you can have two-zone automatic climate control with separate temperature controls for the driver and passenger. Three different air conditioning modes can be set.
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Two-zone automatic climate control
As an option to the standard air conditioning system you can have two-zone automatic climate control with separate temperature controls for the driver and passenger. Three different air conditioning modes can be set.
Telephone module and Mobile phone preparation *
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Telephone module and Mobile phone preparation *
The optional quadband GSM telephone module offers convenience and excellent reception. By inserting a SIM card directly into the integral SIM card reader of CDR Plus or PCM, calls can be made using the hands-free facility. For even more convenience, the Bluetooth® capability of a mobile phone can be used to make calls via the SIM Access Profile (SAP).
Once automatic pairing is complete, the mobile phone's aerial is switched off to conserve battery charge and the phone operates via the car aerial. Depending on the mobile phone model, this gives access not only to the numbers on the SIM card, but also to the phone's internal memory.
Depending on the phone, it can also be controlled using CDR Plus or PCM, the optional multifunction steering wheel or the optional voice control system, without it ever leaving your pocket. The telephone module also enables you to establish a Bluetooth® link with those mobile phones that only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP). In this case, the GSM connection is always established through the aerial of the mobile phone. CDR Plus or PCM acts as a hands-free system and you can leave the mobile phone tucked away.
There is a Bluetooth® handset available on request for the telephone module. It is stored in the centre console and features a display and keypad.
Bluetooth® mobile phone connection is also available separately with mobile phone preparation.
* Mobile phone preparation or telephone module in HFP mode: The use of a mobile phone inside a car may cause an increase in the interior electromagnetic field strength and, accordingly, in the electromagnetic radiation to which passengers are exposed. If a cradle is used to mount the mobile phone, the field strength in the passenger compartment can be reduced because the phone can be connected to the external aerial (feature depends on how specific mobile phones connect to the cradle). For information about the availability of a cradle for your mobile phone, please contact your Porsche Centre. The use of the telephone module for PCM via Bluetooth® SAP connection or with inserted SIM card prevents exposure to electromagnetic radiation as only the car's external aerial is ever used. For information on compatible mobile phones, please visit www.porsche.com or contact your Porsche Centre.
The standard CDR audio system with 7-inch touchscreen has simple, intuitive controls. It includes a CD radio — a six-disc CD autochanger is available as an option — with an FM twin tuner with RDS, 30… LEARN MORE »
The standard CDR audio system with 7-inch touchscreen has simple, intuitive controls. It includes a CD radio — a six-disc CD autochanger is available as an option — with an FM twin tuner with RDS, 30 memory presets, dynamic autostore and speed-sensitive volume control. And four loudspeakers with a total output of 2 x 25 watts. The AUX interface in the glove compartment can be used to connect an external audio device such as a compatible MP3 player.
Speed limit indicator
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Speed limit indicator
The optional speed limit indicator informs you about speed limits, overtaking restrictions and when they are lifted, as recorded by a camera near the rear-view mirror. The information is displayed on the colour screen in the instrument cluster or the optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM). If a traffic sign is not identified, for example in heavy rain or when it is dark, the speed limit stored in the navigation module will be automatically displayed. The advantage for you is that you can give your full concentration to the traffic.
An enhanced version of ParkAssist also provides monitoring of the area to the front of the vehicle. Ultrasonic sensors are neatly integrated into the front and rear aprons. The audible alert is supplemented by a visual warning in the central display of the CDR audio system, optional CDR Plus or optional PCM, which shows a graphical representation of the vehicle from overhead.
Comfort even when reversing. The optional reversing camera uses a camera image and dynamic guidelines to help you with precise parking and manoeuvring.
You could escape from everyday life or you could fully embrace it. The choice is yours. It's also a little… LEARN MORE »
Storage compartmentsYou could escape from everyday life or you could fully embrace it. The choice is yours. It's also a little example of the personal freedom that the Cayman models afford you — not only with performance, but also with everyday practicality. The lockable glove compartment and the compartment with a power socket under the armrest in the centre console provide plenty of space. Other storage features include two compartments in each door, a net in the passenger footwell, clothes hooks on the backs of the seats and two practical cupholders above the glove compartment.
Front luggage compartment
Increased storage space is another facet of your personal freedom. The front luggage compartment has a capacity of 150 litres and is lined with black carpet.
Rear luggage space
The rear luggage space is both convenient and functional. Comprising the shelf above the engine cover and the luggage compartment behind, it comfortably holds even long items of luggage such as sports equipment. A total capacity around 275 litres is available. As part of the interior, it is lined with carpet in the interior colour. The luggage protection bar and inlay are made of brushed aluminium. Concealed by the inlay are the service openings for the coolant and engine oil tanks. Storage compartments in the upper luggage compartment provide additional space for your belongings. The Porsche Driver's Selection catalogue contains a selection of matching luggage accessories.
Vehicles manufactured by Porsche demonstrate that even high-performance sports cars can achieve moderate fuel consumption and exhaust emission values in their respective category… LEARN MORE »
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… LEARN MORE »
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 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 recoverable 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 Cayman is around 95% recoverable. 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 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… LEARN MORE »
The 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.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Layout / number of cylinders||6||6|
|Displacement||2.7 l||2.7 l|
|Horsepower||275 hp||275 hp|
|Max. torque (Nm) at rpm||290 Nm at 4,500 - 6,500||290 Nm at 4,500 - 6,500|
|City||20 mpg||21 mpg|
|Highway||28 mpg||30 mpg|
|Top Track Speed||175 mph||174 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||4.7 sec||4.6 sec (4.4 sec in Sport Plus mode)|
|Drivetrain||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive|
|6 speed||7 speed|
|Length||172.2 in.||172.2 in.|
|Width||70.9 in.||70.9 in.|
|Height||51.0 in.||51.0 in.|
|Wheelbase||97.4 in.||97.4 in.|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.30||0.30|
|Curb Weight||2,910 lbs||2,976 lbs|
|Luggage compartment volume||5.3 cu. ft. (front) / 9.7 cu. ft. (rear)||5.3 cu. ft. (front) / 9.7 cu. ft. (rear)|
|Fuel tank||16.9 gal.||16.9 gal.|
|MSRP $ 59,900||MSRP $ 63,560|
|Tyre identification (/usite/1132/pdf; 0.05 MB)|