Porsche Cayman Review & Ratings
- 11 May 2016
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Porsche Cayman is a luxury sports car manufactured by German automaker Porsche AG. Porsche AG was founded in 1931 in Stuttgart, Germany and specializes in high-performance sports cars, although they have recently added sedans and sport utility vehicles to their lineup.
The company was founded by Ferdinand Porsche as a vehicle development and consulting firm, but soon would develop its first car, the Volkswagen Beetle. Volkswagen is now the parent company of Porsche AG.
The Cayman was first manufactured in 2006 and is a coupe similar to the Boxter roadster. The car is named after the reptile, the caiman (an alternate spelling) and when the car was first introduced, Porsche adopted four caimans at the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart.
The first generation Cayman was introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2005 and shares the same platform as the Boxter. A couple of variants of the car include the Cayman S Sport and the Cayman Design Edition 1.
In 2009 the Cayman received a facelift with a new engine and a redesign of the body. The second generation Cayman was introduced in 2012– with a longer wheel base and a thoroughly redesigned interior. The variant GTS was released later in 2014. The Porsche Cayman has won many awards over the years from the biggest auto magazines in the world.
The 2014 Cayman has a manufacturer’s base list price of $52,600.00 US dollars, but the cost goes up with additional options packages.
There are three types of engines available in the Cayman. They are the 2.7L H6 (flat-six), 2.9L flat-six, and the 3.4L flat-six engines.
Transmission options include a five-speed automatic, a five-speed manual, six-speed manual and seven-speed PDK (dual clutch).
Size and Space Options
The Cayman seats two passengers and has a large interior with plenty of head and leg room.
Control Panel and Display
The sleek instrument panel contains a cluster around the steering wheel with gauges for fuel, revs, speed, trip computer, navigation, and telephone and radio. There are also gauges for oil pressure, oil temperature, and coolant temperature.
The seats are available as adaptive sports seats— with driver and passenger memory and electric control, seat ventilation, and climate control, making for a comfortable ride.
The Cayman is a bit pricey, but it is a luxury car. If you can afford it, the car is available worldwide.
The Cayman comes with a state-of-the-art anti-theft device, keyless entry, radar-based surveillance of cabin, and HomeLink programmable garage door opener.
Safety options include anti-lock brakes, side door beams, roadside assistance, bi-xenon headlights, airbags, rain-sensing windshield wipers, tire pressure monitoring system, and seatbelts.
The Cayman’s interior options include, cruise control, power windows, seat and steering wheel heating, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary music input, universal audio interface, four-speaker audio system, and electronic logbook.
Exterior options of the car include heated adjustable mirrors, heated rear window, door stops, water-repellent coating on windows, park assist, and rear spoiler.
Available accessories that come pre-fitted in the car include an on-board fire extinguisher, a Smoking Package, floor mats, cup holders, vanity mirrors, satellite radio receiver, and a telephone module.
The Cayman is quality car that comes with exceptional materials, providing exactly what you would expect from a luxury sports car.
Porsche has always had an image of luxury, high-performance, and speed.
If you can afford this higher-priced car, then you are getting a great value for your money. The car is fully loaded. Plus, the fuel efficiency will also help you save some money at the pump.
The Porsche Cayman is a beautiful, high-powered sports car is a value-for-money purchase. If you’re in the market for a two-seater you can’t go wrong with the Cayman.