Porsche Cayman

From Porsche press: Just as Porsche builds the Boxster and Boxster S roadsters, so it expands the Cayman sports coupe lineup for 2007 with the Porsche Cayman, a Boxster-based hardtop powered by a 245-horsepower, 2.7­liter horizontally opposed “boxer” six-cylinder engine – and now with Porsche’s exclusive VarioCam® Plus variable intake-valve timing and lift technology that broadens the torque curve, increases fuel economy and helps to reduce emissions.

New for 2007 is a revised and updated Tiptronic® S automatic transmission, a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and optional new 19-inch wheels with the same design as the 2007 911® Turbo.

But just as with the Boxster itself, the sports coupe’s story isn’t sheer acceleration – though it sprints from a standing start to 60 miles per hour in just 5.8 seconds (0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds). The 2007 Porsche Cayman’s story is one of amazing and balanced dynamic capabilities that come from its mid-engine design and mechanical architecture and what that means to the sort of fine-tuning done by Porsche’s legendary team of engineers.

The 2007 Porsche Cayman employs a standard five-speed manual gearbox and can be optioned with the six-speed manual that is standard equipment on the Cayman S. The five-speed manual features triple synchromesh on first gear and double synchromesh on second. Multiple synchromesh rings assure quick and easy shifts even with short shifter travel.

New for 2007 and optional on the 2007 Porsche Cayman is the revised and updated Porsche Tiptronic S five-speed automatic transmission that allows for manual gear changing via fingertip controls located on the crossbar of the steering wheel. For 2007, the Tiptronic S has been upgraded with new hydraulics and electronics as on the 911 series and Cayman S. This transmission’s refinements are best utilized when combined with the optional Sport Chrono package, which when engaged allows for variable shift patterns, which include more aggressive downshifts, quicker shift times, and the ability to hold gears against the rev limiter.

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