Lebanon reveals new generation Cayman and Cayman S -E-
Porsche Centre Lebanon SAL, presented the new Cayman and
Cayman S to local media representatives on Wednesday, 17th
third generation of the two-seater has been completely
redeveloped. It is lower and longer, lighter and faster,
more efficient and more powerful than ever. A longer
wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels enhance the driving
performance of the mid-engine sports car to an unparalleled
level in its competitive class. The new Cayman is – after
the 911 Carrera and Boxster – the third sports car model
line from Porsche to feature innovative lightweight body
design. Porsche’s latest model is up to 30 kg lighter,
depending on the specific model and equipment, and consumes
up to 15 per cent less fuel per 100 km than the predecessor
– despite higher engine and driving performance.
Featuring a new lighter design and powered by a 2.7-litre
flat-six cylinder engine, the sports coupé produces 275
horsepower. It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.4
seconds, depending on the equipment, and reaches a top speed
of 266 km/h. Its NEDC fuel consumption is 7.7 l/100 km when
equipped with Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK).
bigger sibling, the Cayman S makes use of a 3.4-litre
naturally aspirated flat-six cylinder engine for an output
of 325 horsepower. Acceleration time from a standstill to
100 km/h time is 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 283 km/h.
The NEDC fuel consumption value is 8.0 l/100 km with PDK.
Commenting on the occasion, Assaad Raphael, General Manager
and Chairman at Porsche Centre Lebanon, said: “The new
Cayman is built for driving through bends like few other
sports cars can: the mid-engined sports coupé sets new
standards in its class for driving performance with a longer
wheelbase, all-round new chassis and lower weight.”
Aesthetically, the two-seater stays true to its heritage. It
has been redesigned to become even more distinctive. The new
model features an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs.
The standard 18- and 19-inch Cayman wheels give it not only
a sportier appeal but also better lateral stability and
car’s styling is marked by precise lines and razor-sharp
sculpted edges. They emphasise the vehicle’s low, extended
silhouette with the windscreen shifted forward and the roof
line that reaches far back. Typical of the more advanced
styling is the shoulder line, which runs from the wings
towards the rear side panels. The door mirrors are newly
positioned near the top shoulder. Especially expressive and
characteristic are the dynamic recesses in the doors, which
guide induction air into the distinctive air scoops on the
rear side panels and then directly to the engine.
From the front end, the new Cayman is marked by its dominant
cooling air inlets, which increase in size towards the sides
of the car. Integrated in them are the round front lights
with four-point daytime running lights or position lights –
an unmistakable identifying feature of the new Cayman. Just
as unique to the new generation of the sport coupé are the
large, low rear lid made of aluminium and the rear section
with its wrap-around edges. At the upper end of the rear
window, an LED brake light spanning the entire window width
warns traffic behind. Mounted directly to the rear lid is
the thin blade of the rear spoiler, which – in contrast to
that of the Boxster – is higher and deploys at a steeper
Assaad Raphael added: “Our two-seater sports coupé is a
genuinely new car featuring drastic changes in the design,
but without losing its valuable Porsche identity. I am
convinced that the Cayman will be a real sight on our
new generation also comes with new optional features.
Customers can now order Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) – a
system that controls the distance to the car ahead in
traffic and vehicle speed. Other options include a specially
developed Burmester sound system.
basic retail price for the new Porsche Cayman and Cayman S
is as follows:
Cayman 88,200 USD
Cayman S 99,600 USD.