Porsche has released a new official video which explains the design of the third generation of the Porsche Cayman, the coupe model that was unveiled last fall at the at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and is positioned in its range between the iconic Porsche 911 and the ‘entry level’ Porsche Boxster. The new model is said to be lower, longer, lighter, faster, more efficient and more powerful than its predecessors, and is available in two versions: the ‘regular’ Cayman and the Cayman S. Both sport coupes 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.
The base model is powered by a 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder engine producing 275 horsepower. It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds - depending on the equipment - and reaches a top speed of 266 km/h (165 mph). 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 instead is credited with an output of 325 horsepower. Its best possible acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h is 4.7 seconds, but once again it depends on the equipment. The Cayman S can reach a top speed of 283 km/h (176 mph), and its NEDC fuel consumption value lies between 8.0 l/100 km and 8.8 l/100 km, depending on the selected transmission.