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2005 - 2012
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Porsche Cayman S (987) review, specs, stats, comparison, rivals, data, details, photos and information on SupercarWorld.com

Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sports Car
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
6 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 6 cyl
Capacity
207 in3 
Max Power
315 bhp @6250rpm 
Max Torque
273 lb/ft @4400rpm 
Power to Weight
239 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
207 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 93 bhp/litre 
Compression 11.1:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.78 X 3.07 in 
Fuel Cons
28 mpg 
Emissions 221 g/Km Co2 
Performance
Top Speed
171 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.9 sec 
0 - 60 mph
5.0 sec 
0 - 100 mph
11.9 sec 
0 - 124 mph
18.9 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.3 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
13.4sec @105mph 
60 - 0 mph
111 ft 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time 8 min 4 sec 
Lateral Accn 0.98 g 
Drag Cd 0.29 
Dimensions
Length
170.9 in 
Width
70.9 in 
Height
51.5 in 
Weight
2954 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 18
9 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 235/40 ZR18
265/40 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
14.1 gal 
Pricing (2017)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £14000 - £35000
 
Profile

Slotting neatly into the Porsche lineup between the 911 and Boxster S, the new Cayman coupe is intended as a pure drivers car.

The 987C Cayman is based on the Boxster S (sharing it's bonnet, wings, doors and lamps) but with power increased to 291bhp, carefully chosen not to tread on the 911's toes! Driver involvement is the priority which is reinforced by the Cayman's superb Nurburgring laps times - faster even than the 997.

Porsche launched with the 43,000 'S' model, soon to be followed by the standard car and possibly a Clubsport version in the near future.

2009 saw a mid-term refresh (known as the Gen 2), with a power increase to 320bhp, and some tasty options such as a limited slipp diff ans a superb 7-speed PDK gearbox.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
78% 76% 20% 12
Ranks 77 of 788 Ranks 206 of 788 Ranks 45 of 788 Ranks 132 of 788

Rivals
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Lotus Exige S2

(2004 - 2011)


Mercedes CLK55 AMG

(2002 - 2006)


Lotus Europa S

(2006 - 2010)
 


Mercedes SLK55 AMG Black

(2006 - 2008)


Lotus Evora

(2009 - date)

Variants
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Cayman S (987)

(315 bhp)


Cayman GT4

(385 bhp)

Lineage
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Cayman S (987)

(2005 - 2012)
  

718 Cayman S

(2016 - date)

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