Porsche Cayman S

From Porsche press: The Cayman S ups the range's performance ante. The Cayman S comes with larger wheels, tires and brakes than the Cayman. Also it is infused with 20 percent more horsepower.

The Cayman S carries a 295-horsepower, 3.4-liter flat-six engine based closely on the powerplant in the 911 Carrera. Boasting Porsche VarioCam Plus adjustable intake-valve system and Motronic® sequential fuel injection, the Cayman S has 251 lb.-ft. of torque to take it from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds on its way to a track-proven top speed of 171 mph (275 kmph) when equipped with its six-speed manual gearbox. More astounding is the fact that it still delivers 18 mpg in highway driving, 26 mpg in the city. And the Cayman S is certified as Low Emissions Vehicle, category two (LEV-II).

Optionally, the Cayman can also be equipped with either the six-speed manual gearbox of the Cayman S or the Porsche driver-shiftable Tiptronic S automatic transmission.

At 172.1 inches (4372 mm) long, the Cayman sits between the slightly smaller (about 0.5 inch) Boxster and the larger (by 3.5 inches) 911 Carrera. The Cayman is also 0.5 inch taller than the Boxster though both models are 70.9 inches (1801 mm) wide. Critical to their agility, both Cayman and Cayman S share a 95.1-inch (2415-mm) wheelbase.

The front decklid sweeps up between the strongly rounded front fenders to the windshield. The fenders house projector beam headlamps. (Bi-Xenon® headlamps are available as an option.) In the rear, the taillamps are wide and cut into the quarter panels.

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