Lighter, lower, more agile: the new Porsche Cayman S unveiledDebut in the Philippines
The much-awaited Porsche Cayman S has finally arrived in the Philippines. Held in Westgate, Alabang last 18 May 2013; VIPs, Porsche Club members and friends were invited to witness the exclusive unveiling of the second generation sports car.
The lightweight mid-engine sports car is now lower, 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 a level without equal in its competitive class. The new Cayman model line is the third sports car model, after the 911 and the Boxster, from Porsche to feature innovative lightweight body design Thirty kilograms lighter, depending on the specific model and equipment, it consumes up to 15 per cent less fuel per 100 km than the previous model – despite higher engine and driving performance.
The new generation of the two-seat mid-engine sports car is debuting in two classic Porsche versions: the Cayman and the Cayman S. The base model is powered by a 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder engine with 275 hp (202 kW). 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 lies between 12.20km/liter and 12.98 km/ liter, depending on the selected transmission.
The 3.4-liter engine of the Cayman S produces 325 hp (239 kW); the best possible acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h is 4.7 seconds with appropriate features. The Cayman S can reach a top speed of 283 km/h, and its NEDC fuel consumption value lies between 11.36 km/liter and 12.5 km/liter, depending on the selected transmission.
Both sport coupés are equipped with standard manual six-speed transmission. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) can be delivered as an option; it enables faster acceleration and better fuel economy.
The new Cayman is more distinctive than ever. Its proportions are new, and yet it is clearly a Porsche sport coupé; an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs and 18- and 19-inch diameter wheels with larger rolling circumference are identifying visual characteristics of the car’s more enhanced driving performance. Its styling is marked by precise lines and razor-sharp sculpted edges. They emphasise the car’s low, extended silhouette with the windscreen shifted forward and the roof line that reaches far back. 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. This offers the most prominent visualisation of the concept of a mid-engine car.
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. 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. 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 angle. The overall appearance of the Cayman is more independent than before, and it is well-differentiated from the previous model.
Guests truly enjoyed viewing and familiarizing themselves with the ultra-sleek Cayman S. To top it off, other Porsche models such as the 911 Carrera S, Cayenne Turbo, and Boxster S were also on display.
To celebrate the joyous occasion, the Porsche Club membership was opened to all Porsche owners who were interested to join. Porsche lifestyle items were also showcased at amazing deals. Indeed, the Philippines was ready for the arrival of the much awaited Porsche Cayman S!
For information on the all-new Cayman S and other available models, visit Porsche Center Philippines at 201 EDSA Mandaluyong City or contact (+632) 7270381 to 85.