Porsche's most affordable car, the Cayman, and its roadster counterpart, the Boxster, compete with the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.
The Cayman has round fog lights — the Boxster's are rectangular — and a larger grille opening. The turn signals are incorporated into the projector-beam halogen headlight clusters.
- Standard LED taillights
- Optional bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights
- Optional adaptive and auto-leveling headlights
The Cayman received an updated communication management option last year that controls the audio, communication and navigation systems. The upgrade included a touch-screen interface with a 6.5-inch screen.
- Standard leather seats
- Optional leather, simulated suede and carbon fiber trim
- Optional heated seats include ventilation function
- 10-speaker Bose audio system available
Under the Hood
The base engine is a horizontally opposed 2.9-liter six-cylinder with 265 horsepower. The 3.4-liter in the Cayman S generates 320 hp. Both engines are available with a manual or PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche says the Cayman S with the PDK automatic is the quickest version, able to hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
- Standard six-speed manual transmission
- Optional seven-speed PDK automatic with manual-shift mode
- Direct fuel injection for better performance, gas mileage
- Optional adaptive suspension
Standard safety features include:
- Dual front airbags
- Side-impact airbags
- Side curtain airbags
- Antilock disc brakes
- Electronic stability system