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01 December 2008

09 Porsche Cayman S Sport

2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport:
Porsche Gives the Cayman S Superstar Treatment

Though the Porsche Cayman S finds its self dead in the center of Porsche's lineup as far as price point, the Porsche Cayman S is number one on the Porsche list for many auto enthusiasts, due to its mid-engine layout allowing for a more neutral driving experience. While perhaps not as capable as 911 models in the hands of the best driver, for the rest of us the Cayman S feels more balanced and less like it could lose its tail off the edge of a canyon at any second.

With the limited edition 2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport, Porsche wants to go after the die-hard motorist who might pass right over the Cayman. The Porsche Cayman S Sport is available in the searing Orange and Green hues from the Porche 911 GT3 RS, as well as several other colors.

Both the interior and exterior have subtle "Sport" touches to distinguish the Cayman S Sport from other Porsche Cayman models. Striking black multi-spoke alloy wheels and unique side mirrors and inlets distinguish the 2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport, as if the body-color-on-black side graphic didn't send the message.

The subtle but meaningful enhancements to the 2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport are not simply skin deep, though. The sweet flat-6 3.4 liter Boxer engine gets a modest bump to 303 horsepower with revised engine tuning, and the car has been lowered slightly. All the performance options that can be purchased with the Cayman S come standard on the limited edition Porsche Cayman S Sport, not limited to the inclusion of Porsche's new Active Suspension Management program, which should provide this mid-engined driver's dream with even greater cornering abilities.

Overall the 2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport looks to be a successful edition that should appeal to Porsche's more hardcore set. "911 territory" be damned, we would like to see the Cayman get the power the composed chassis deserves, but if even the 2009 Cayman S Sport is not enough for you, there are many quality aftermarket Cayman tuners who will gladly take your wallets so that your mid-engined Porsche dream car will go faster than you will ever need it to.

More Power for Exclusive Porsche Cayman S Sport

Official Porsche News Release

Porsche is introducing a new model in the Cayman range. The new arrival, the Cayman S Sport, develops over 300 bhp from its tuned 3.4-litre flat-six engine and goes on sale this autumn.

Originally launched in November 2005, the Porsche Cayman S quickly became the benchmark sports car in the coupe segment, a position it has held ever since.

The latest Sport version combines the mid-engined dynamics of the Cayman S with the visual impact of the iconic 911 GT3 RS. In addition to a more powerful engine, the Cayman S Sport offers a high level of sports driving features and a bespoke range of colour combinations.

The appearance of the Cayman S Sport is striking, coming as standard in the 911 GT3 RS colours of Orange or Green and proudly bearing its model designation along its sides in black graphics. Further colours available on this special model are Black, Guards Red, Speed Yellow and Carrara White, as well as Arctic Silver Metallic available at extra cost.

With its black-painted alloy wheels, exterior mirrors and air intake grilles, the Cayman S Sport proudly displays its sporting credentials, which are underlined by the black interior design package and a unique, circular instrument display without the usual binnacle above. The alcantara finish on the gear shift, the handbrake lever, and the rim of the steering wheel also creates a purposeful ambience.

Over and above the 303 bhp (223 kW) power unit, the sporting character of the Cayman S is further emphasised by offering Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, which lowers the car by ten millimetres. Five millimetre spacers push outwards the 19-inch SportDesign wheels in the wheel arches, providing further visual appeal and boosting cornering performance.

Bi-Xenon headlights, the Sports Chrono Package and sports seats in leather as standard enhance the appeal of the car, and a sports exhaust system combined with twin tailpipes completes the picture.

These versions of the Cayman S are limited to an exclusive series, each one proudly bearing their edition number on a plaque on the glove box.

The Cayman S Sport goes on sale in the UK and Ireland on September 13. Production of the Cayman S Sport will be limited to 700 units worldwide, and is priced from £49,890. Customers will also be able to explore the potential of their new car on a Porsche Driving Experience course.

2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport SpecificationsDrivetrain

Layout Mid-Engine, RWD
Transmission 6 Speed Manual

Engine Type Sport-Tuned Flat-6 "Boxer" Engine
Displacement 3.4 Liters
Horsepower 303 hp
Wheels 19 in. Painted "Sport" Alloy
Length 172.1 in.
Width 70.9 in.
Height 51.4 in.
Body Type 2 Seat, Fixed Roof Coupe

0-60 mph <> 170 mph
Base Price: 2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport - £49,890 (U.K. Release First)

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