The Cayman S can also be fitted with ceramic composite brakes for superior fade resistance, and all models can opt for an upgrade to dynamic cornering lights to help see what's coming when the road ahead isn't straight. The shifter is right where you want it to be and slips into the gear desired every time, a hefty detent preventing getting reverse when you downshift into first for a tight corner. Whale filed this report from Los Angeles. Please check Porsche car parts catalog for additional information if you're looking for parts to repair your vehicle. This doesn't cost anything additional. The Cayman has a 265-horsepower 2.
Tall drivers certainly need to carefully check out car interior dimensions to derive pleasure from driving a 2010 Porsche Cayman, as lack of head room leads to unnatural positioning in the seat. This system is very well programmed to give a driver some leeway in vehicle attitude; if you feel it reining you in on a public road you're trying too hard and if you feel it on a track it means your line or speed can very likely be adjusted for the better the next time around. The gas pedal is floor-hinged for easier heel-and-toe shifting, and there's a good dead pedal for your clutch foot. The Cayman Typ 987c model is a Coupe car manufactured by Porsche, with 3 doors and 2 seats, sold new from year 2009 to 2013, and available after that as a used car. Make sure to search the car specs including engine performance options, interior upgrades, headroom, cargo capacity and more. Unfortunately for Porsche, the Cayman is so good, many buyers wonder — why do I need a 911? Open-air sports cars offer the thrill of wind in the face and infinite headroom, but chopping the top means compromises — most significantly, a less rigid structure on which to mount the suspension components at each corner.
First through third gear ratios are spaced for maximum acceleration, and fourth through sixth are relatively tighter, to maintain acceleration at higher speeds; you will not find yourself cruising the freeway at 1400 rpm as in a big-bore sports car. One transmission unit comes with gears 1, 3, 5 and 7 as well as the reverse gear, the other operates gears 2, 4 and 6. Unfortunately, good materials and high build quality don't necessarily translate into a quiet ride, as is the one weak link with the cabin of the 2010 Porsche Cayman. Safety features are similarly abundant, with dual side and side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, and Porsche Stability Management system, a performance-tuned stability control system. Note that all Caymans have the same diameter brakes but the S gets red-painted calipers.
Any control you might use frequently while driving is on a steering-column stalk. In either case, however, the clutch engages and disengages without requiring any action on the part of the driver. If you want six cup holders, consider the Cayenne. A worthwhile option is the limited-sip differential. Materials and build quality are, as usual from Porsche, top-notch. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. It also rates a few miles per gallon higher on the highway cycle, though any Cayman delivers good fuel economy for a car with this level of acceleration and top speed.
This Option Will Decrease Ride Ht by 10mm. Cabin storage is relatively good. All these interior dimensions are calculated separately for the front, rear and the third row of seats and make up the passenger volume. Credit not only the brakes but the low, rearward weight bias and sticky tires. Plus, we love the way the Cayman looks.
Some refer to the Cayman as a Boxster hardtop but this in inaccurate on many counts, both cosmetic and mechanical, and therefore unfair to either car. The line defined by the door bottom sweeps upward aft of the door, becoming the rear edge of the vertically slatted engine compartment air intakes, and almost mirroring the line along the side window that sweeps the quarter window to the roofline. The turn signals are incorporated into the projector-beam halogen headlight clusters. But if you want goodies, the Cayman offers everything from ventilated adaptive sports seats to a heated steering wheel, navigation, and Park Assist. Upgrading to the Cayman S boosts engine displacement to 3.
For 2010 the Porsche Cayman stays largely the same. From the head of the windshield the top surface nearly duplicates a droplet, the low-drag aerodynamic shape found in everything from blimps to dry-lake speed cars. It is comfortable, nicely finished, entirely livable in traffic and will accommodate your need for modern conveniences. You have to learn how to best get it in motion, both forward and backward. Optional upgrades include a Bose Surround Sound system, a hands-free-calling package with Bluetooth, and the Porsche Communications Management system, which includes a central source for navigation, audio, and communications.
Tight parking maneuvers are a bit more challenging, and it really isn't built for idle-speed creeping. One step serving to boost efficiency, for example, is the optimisation of the engine's oil system through the oil pump operating exactly according to current demand. That's enough oomph to give the Cayman S a power-to-weight ratio of 9. With its dramatically sloping rear glass accentuating its powerful haunches, the Cayman looks remarkably different from its soft-top sibling. The standard lights are quite acceptable for most purposes but the wide area of the main beam has a very narrow vertical band, and if the road is angled or on a hill the edges become less defined. This new feature gives the driver an even easier job under everyday driving conditions and prevents the car from rolling forwards or backwards when setting off on a gradient by automatically holding the brakes in position and then letting go in a controlled process after the driver has released the brake pedal. The standard features list isn't exactly extensive, but the available options offer a lot in the way of upgrades.
Enough shoulder room keeps the driver and his passenger from elbowing each other. A Bluetooth® mobile phone preparation kit comes as an option, with the radio providing hands-free operation as required by law. It can serve as a weekend racer with adjustable suspension, advanced drivetrain, and racing-style brakes. Driving Impressions Porsches have had flat-six engine designs since the iconic 911, and the Cayman retains that proven layout. The driver faces a three-pod instrument panel dominated by an 8000-rpm tachometer with inset message and digital speed display.
Outward visibility is quite good, the blind spot to the right rear the sticking point. Effort is never so light you'll be palming the wheel in complete turns and never so heavy you feel like you're working hard. It can serve as a sports car with superb driving dynamics, wonderful sounds, and excellent driver involvement. New for 2010 There are no significant changes for 2010. We wouldn't be out a limb calling the Cayman the best-handling Porsche ever built and one of the world's best. Porsche rates the Cayman S's acceleration at 5. It never bothered us, but a mast antenna is available.