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2014 Porsche Cayman S



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PRICE : For 2014 Porche Cayman S $52,600


Porsche's sports car legacy didn't start with the 911, but it did grow to global consciousness with the famous rear-engined two-door. Today, however, the 911 has grown larger and more luxurious, leaving the true sports car role to the Cayman. ..

Like its soft-top sibling, the Boxster, Porsche's Cayman is mid-engined, providing innate balance and maneuverability--as well as compact, svelte good looks. Smooth, flowing curves sweep up from the low nose over the fenders and into the teardrop roof profile. Muscular haunches rise at the rear, wrapping around the simple, tidy tail. Inside, the Cayman is all modern Porsche, with clean lines and smooth surfaces broken only by a plethora of buttons... 

Two engines are available in the 2014 Cayman, to match the two primary trim lines. The base Cayman gets a 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder rated at 275 horsepower; the Cayman S gets a 3.4-liter flat six good for 325 horsepower. Six-speed manual and seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmissions are available for both models. When equipped with PDK and the Sport Chrono package, the base Cayman accelerates to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds; the Cayman S makes the run in 4.6 seconds. ..

Despite the brisk acceleration and strong horsepower outputs, the Cayman is surprisingly fuel efficient. Gas mileage ratings for the base Cayman, per the EPA, are 20 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined with the manual transmission and 22/32/26 mpg with PDK. The Cayman S rates 20/28/23 mpg with the manual and 21/30/24 with the PDK. ..

The Cayman handles at least as well as the Boxster and Boxster S it shares its core architecture with; in other words, it's brilliant. The Boxster's electric power steering is among the best in the industry, and the Cayman's is every bit as good. In fact, the only real difference between the Boxster and the Cayman, aside from a little extra power in the Cayman's favor, is the roof... 


Available equipment and features are impressive, with a decided bent toward the luxury end of the spectrum, though without some of the more advanced technology and safety items you'll find farther up the Porsche range. Much of the Cayman's feature set is optional, .



EXTERIOR
















Porsche calls its new Cayman a completely new model, but its "significant" changes aren’t that obvious. You need a really keen eye to notice the difference between the old and new, either way you will just say: "Well, this is just a Cayman!"..

The 2014 Cayman is built on an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs that help improve its aerodynamics...

Up front, the Cayman has received new cooling air intakes with integrated four-point daytime running lights. Yes, these will be the only elements that will help you identify the new Cayman viewing it from the front. For the rear, Porsche did a few more updates, including a new boot-lid made from aluminum, an LED brake light at the upper edge of the rear window and a new rear spoiler that deploys at a steeper angle...

The new Cayman is being offered with a set of new wheels: 18-inch wheels for the Cayman and 19-inch rims for the Cayman S. As an option, customers can also get: 20-inch Carrera S design, 20-inch Carrera Classic with bi-colour styling and the all-new 20-inch Sport Techno rims from the Exclusive program. All wheels can be combined with the high-performance Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system...


INTERIOR





















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 so that you can devote your full attention to the road...

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 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 appliqués 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...

Nevertheless, there is scope to refine and style your Cayman with, for example, the comprehensive leather interior package. Not enough? Then why not add some more touches of your own? A wide range of personalisation options is available for the Cayman models, a selection of which is featured on the following pages...


SPECIFICATION


► Make:Porsche
► Model:Cayman
► Price:$52600
► Engine:Flat-6
► Transmission:Six-speed manual
► Horsepower @ RPM:275 @ 7000
► MPG(Cty):21
► MPG(Hwy):30
► Torque @ RPM213 @ 4500
► Displacement:2.7 L
 0-60 Time:5.4 sec.
 Top Speed:165 mph



ENGINE


Inner strength, the will to advance and a clear position. 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. ..

That is why the Cayman models are equipped with a compact, mid-mounted boxer engine positioned just 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 center of gravity is low and central while weight is distributed uniformly between the front and rear axles. The tangible effect for you is well-balanced handling and excellent mobility, particularly in corners... 

Inner values are defined by high power plus reduced fuel consumption and emission figures compared with the previous model. We call it Intelligent Performance, a philosophy that applies the engineering principles of the racetrack to the road... 

Both 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. ..

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...



PERFORMANCE


2.7-liter engine :

The Cayman is equipped with a free-revving 2.7-liter flat-six engine with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It develops 275 hp at 7,400 rpm. The maximum torque of 213 lb-ft. is available across a wide speed range from 4,500 to 6,500 rpm...

The Cayman with six-speed manual gearbox accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 165 mph. With the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), it completes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 5.3 seconds and achieves a maximum track speed of 164 mph. Available as an option, the Sport Chrono Package offers a further performance boost, enabling The Cayman to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds...

3.4-liter engine :

The Cayman S draws its agility from a 3.4-liter flat-six engine with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It produces 325 hp at 7,400 rpm and its maximum torque of 273 lb.-ft. is generated between 4,500 and 5,800 rpm. The Cayman S with six-speed manual gearbox races from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and reaches a top track speed of 175 mph...

Even sportier figures are achieved with optional PDK: 4.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph and a top track speed of 174 mph. In conjunction with the Sport Chrono Package available on request, the Cayman S finishes the sprint to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds...



GEARBOX


The Cayman models are equipped as standard with the six-speed manual gearbox. Gearshifts are smooth, precise and optimally adapted to the respective engine map. Shift throws are short and the gear lever is easy to operate, providing a truly engaging driving experience. The upshift indicator located in the central circular instrument helps you to maximize fuel efficiency. ..

The ascending center console reinforces the authentic sports car feel. It positions the gear lever close to the steering wheel, enabling you to change gear as fast and as ergonomically as possible...

If the optional Sport Chrono Package is installed, the double-declutching function can be activated via the SPORT PLUS button for even more involved gear changes...


BODY




The bodyshell of the Cayman models is based on an intelligent lightweight principle involving the composite construction of aluminum 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 entirely of lightweight aluminum. Aluminum accounts for around 44% by weight of the entire bodyshell...

The crumple zones in the front and rear fascias 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...


LIGHTS



Lights :

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 (TM) headlights. In classic Cayman fashion, the circular front light units with LED daytime running lights and position lights are integrated in the air intakes. LEDs provide powerful illumination, respond extremely rapidly to driver input and offer improved energy performance combined with a longer service life. The taillights also employ LED technology and an unmistakable appearance – day and night. ..

Bi-Xenon (TM) headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) :

To explore your own direction, you need to be alert – especially at night. The optional Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), which comprises Bi-Xenon (TM)  headlights with halogen auxiliary low beam headlights, a headlight cleaning system and automatic dynamic range control, helps you by providing uniform illumination of the road with both low or high 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 visibility – not least in corners and not only at night. ..

Automatic headlight activation :

Automatic headlight activation is available as standard on the Cayman models. The system uses the ambient lighting conditions to automatically switch between daytime running lights and low beam...


FUEL


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 minimized thanks to the active carbon filter and the multilayered material from which the fuel tank is made...


WHEELS



Performance needs sustained stability. Fitted as standard on the Cayman, 18-inch alloy wheels are responsible for maintaining the strong connection between the vehicle and the road. A minimalist dual-arm spoke design accentuates their sporty character – and yours. Tire sizes are 235/45 ZR 18 at the front and 265/45 ZR 18 at the rear. ..

The Cayman S is equipped as standard with 19-inch wheels with a classic five-spoke design. The tire size at the front is 235/40 ZR 19 and 265/40 ZR 19 at the rear. ..

Wheels up to 20 inches are available from our list of options. ..

The large rolling circumference helps to improve comfort. In addition, the tyres have low rolling resistance, which, in turn, helps to reduce fuel consumption

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) : 

Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sends warnings to the on-board computer’s display screen in the event of low tire pressure. The TFT screen in the instrument cluster enables the driver to check the pressure in all four tires. The system updates quickly and accurately after an engine start, tire pressure correction or wheel change – for increased comfort and your safety...


AIRBAGS


To protect the driver and passenger, the Cayman models are equipped as standard with full-size and knee 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 minimizing 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)
Both 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 liters and each head airbag 15 liters, ensuring excellent protection in the event of a side impact. POSIP additionally includes steel side impact protection elements in the doors..


BRAKE


Outstanding acceleration figures are one way to express performance. We focus not only on the positive, but also the opposite values of acceleration. This is how Porsche has traditionally succeeded in setting standards for deceleration and stability. ...

The Cayman models are equipped with four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers. This design means that, not only are the brakes extremely resistant to deformation, they are lightweight for a particularly fast and sensitive braking response. ..

A new generation of brake caliper at the front axle, combined with enlarged brake pads and the newly developed brake booster, has managed to improve braking and component stability even during continuous use. In addition, brake cooling is optimized by the newly developed brake ventilation system featuring a modified air spoiler at the front and rear axles. ..

The enhanced dynamics of the Cayman and Cayman S 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 are 15 mm larger than those of the Cayman. The diameter of the rear brake discs is 299 mm on both models. The brake calipers on the Cayman and Cayman S are finished in black and red, respectively. ..

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 hill hold function is integrated as standard for the manual gearbox and for Porsche Dopplkupplung (PDK). It assists you in making a comfortable, smooth and roll-free start on an incline. Whenever you come to halt on an incline, this is detected automatically and the braking effect of the electric parking brake is supplemented by application of the wheel brakes. As long as a gear remains engaged, the brake pressure is maintained at all four wheels. To pull away, simply apply throttle. As soon as sufficient starting torque is available, the brake is released and the vehicle moves off...


PRESS RELEASE


Porsche AG is celebrating the world premiere of the new Cayman at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The third generation of the Cayman has been completely new developed. It is lower and longer, lighter and faster, more efficient and more powerful than ever. A longer wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels enhance the driving performance of the mid-engine sports car to a level without equal in its competitive class. The new two-seater is – after the 911 Carrera and Boxster – the third sports car model line 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 higher engine and driving performance...

The new generation of the two-seat mid-engine sports car is debuting in two classic Porsche versions: the Cayman and the Cayman S. The base model is powered by a 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder engine with 275 hp (202 kW). It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, depending on the equipment, and reaches a top speed of 266 km/h. Its NEDC fuel consumption lies between 7.7 l/100 km and 8.2 l/100 km, depending on the selected transmission...

The 3.4-liter engine of the Cayman S produces 325 hp (239 kW); the best possible acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h is 4.7 seconds with appropriate features. The Cayman S can reach a top speed of 283 km/h, and its NEDC fuel consumption value lies between 8.0 l/100 km and 8.8 l/100 km, depending on the selected transmission...

Both sport coupés are equipped with standard manual six-speed transmission. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) can be delivered as an option; it enables faster acceleration and better fuel economy...

Porsche is also upgrading the Cayman with new optional features. For example, the sport coupé is now available with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) for the first time, 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 Cayman is the keyless Entry & Drive system, which is available as an option...

Design: new proportions, prominent lines

The new Cayman is more distinctive than ever. Its proportions are new, and yet it is clearly a Porsche sport coupé; an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs and 18- and 19-inch diameter wheels with larger rolling circumference are identifying visual characteristics of the car’s more enhanced driving performance. Its styling is marked by precise lines and razor-sharp sculpted edges. They emphasise the car’s low, extended silhouette with the windscreen shifted forward and the roof line that reaches far back. Especially expressive and characteristic are the dynamic recesses in the doors, which guide induction air into the distinctive air scoops on the rear side panels and then directly to the engine. This offers the most prominent visualisation of the concept of a mid-engine car...

From the front end, the new Cayman is marked by its dominant cooling air inlets, which increase in size towards the sides of the car. Just as unique to the new generation of the sport coupé are the large, low rear lid made of aluminium and the rear section with its wrap-around edges. Mounted directly to the rear lid is the thin blade of the rear spoiler, which – in contrast to that of the Boxster – is higher and deploys at a steeper angle. The overall appearance of the Cayman is more independent than before, and it is well-differentiated from the previous model...

The market launch of the new Cayman generation in Europe is scheduled for March 2, 2013. Base prices in Germany are 51,385 euros for the Cayman and 64,118 euros for the Cayman S, each including 19 % VAT...



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