Vehicle Overview
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.

Exterior
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


Interior
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


Safety
Standard safety features include:
  • Dual front airbags
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system