Lighter, lower, more agile third-generation Porsche Cayman lands in PH

THE all-new, third-generation rendition of the Porsche Cayman has arrived in the country, with Porsche Center Phils. officially introducing the car to a select group of Porsche owners and other guests at a recent launch event.

Lower, longer, lighter and faster than the previous model, the Cayman is also more efficient and powerful than ever. Its stretched wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels enhance its driving performance and take the mid-engine sports car to a level unequaled in its class, according to Porsche. After the 911 Carrera and Boxster, the Cayman is the third model line from Porsche to get a lightweight body that can weigh up to 30 kilograms less than the car it replaces, and which consumes as much a 15 percent less fuel per 100 kilometers. This, Porsche said, comes despite higher engine and driving performance.

The new car arrives either in Cayman or Cayman S trim. Both are available with flat-six engines that are mounted in front of the rear axle.

The Cayman is powered by a 2.7-liter engine that makes 275 horsepower and can accelerate from a standstill to 100kph in 5.4 seconds while the Cayman S packs a 3.4-liter engine that produces 325 horsepower. Fitted with Porsche’s seven-speed PDK (the other gearbox option is a six-speed manual), the car can sprint from rest to 100kph in 4.4 seconds.

Porsche has also upgraded the Cayman with new options such as adaptive cruise control, a special Burmester audio, and keyless entry and drive system. The cars can be ordered with18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels.

The new Caymans are now on display at Porsche Center Phils.’ showroom on EDSA, Mandaluyong City.


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