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(from Porsche Press
Release) ENHANCED PERFORMANCE: 2007 PORSCHE® CAYMAN™ S
Larger engine, bigger brakes and
more boost dynamic capabilities
To take full advantage
of its more rigid body structure and its expanded dynamic potential,
the 2007 Porsche Cayman S is equipped with a large and powerful
3.4-liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. By unleashing
this 295-horsepower engine in a lightweight but extremely stiff
chassis built on nimble suspension, the 2007 Porsche Cayman S
establishes a new benchmark in the two-seat sports coupe category.
New for 2007 is a
revised an updated Tiptronic® S automatic transmission, a standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and optional new 19-inch
wheels with the same design as the 2007 911® Turbo.
The Cayman S sprints
from a standing start to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in just 5.1
seconds, gets to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 18.6 seconds and can eclipse
the quarter-mile sprint in 13.6 seconds and achieves a top speed on
the test track of nearly 171 mph (275 km/h).
Indeed, during testing
at Germany’s famed Nürburgring racing circuit, the Cayman S turned
laps that rivaled even the acclaimed Porsche 911® Carrera®, the
epitome of the modern sports car.
The 2007 Porsche Cayman
S is the higher-performance version of Porsche’s Boxster-based
sports coupe, and like all Porsche “S” models, the changes are not
some mere cosmetic package but changes significant enough to warrant
a separate model designation.
With its combination of
a powerful drivetrain, exceptionally well-balanced dynamic dexterity
and the quality of braking that characterizes every Porsche vehicle,
the performance by the Cayman S on Germany’s most demanding closed
circuit resulted in lap times that not only challenged the 911, but
at the same time were considerably faster than its rivals in the
two-seater coupe category.
But the 2007 Porsche
Cayman S isn’t just fast and quick around the road course. Thanks to
careful engineering to optimize weight and to a design that provides
outstanding aerodynamics, this Porsche coupe established standards
on the Nürburgring’s famous Northern Circuit for efficiency by
turning the fastest lap while using the least amount of fuel.
And yet the 2007 Porsche
Cayman S is more than a high-performance sports car. It was designed
to be comfortable with a particularly well-appointed passenger
compartment designed for long-distance driving -- whether on
two-lane mountain roads, wide-open stretches of Interstate highway
or even the congestion of urban freeways.
While the Cayman S
chassis and suspension are based on the Boxster’s, the coupe is
slightly larger and gains rigidity from its fixed-roof architecture.
This stiffer structure allows Porsche engineers to optimize the
coupe’s suspension for exceptional dynamic capabilities. Compared to
Porsche’s own outstanding roadster, the body of the Cayman S offers
100 percent more resistance to flex and its torsional stiffness
nearly matches that of the heralded Porsche 911 Carrera.
The 2007 Porsche Cayman
S features the latest generation of Porsche Stability Management (PSM),
a unique vehicle control technology that comprises anti-lock
braking, anti-slip (traction) control, engine drag control and
automatic brake differential functions to intervene when necessary
in driving situations that approach the limits of adhesion. In such
instances, PSM can apply the brakes to individual wheels to help
maintain the car’s stability.
intrusive vehicle control systems available from other automakers,
PSM is designed not to interfere with sporty performance but to
enhance the experience for the enthusiast driver.
For drivers who want to experience the ultimate expression of
vehicle dynamics, the 2007 Porsche Cayman S can be equipped with
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the Sports Chrono
PASM, in effect,
provides two suspension setups in a single vehicle – one for
comfortable cruising and everyday driving and the other for
track-day or autocross exercises.
The Sports Chrono
Package does not only include a dash-mounted stopwatch gauge that
records lap times on track days or in autocross events, but it
enhances the vehicle’s performance in such an environment by
allowing the driver to engage more aggressive electronic control
maps for the Motronic engine management system, Porsche Stability
Management (PSM), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and
Tiptronic S transmission (on vehicles equipped with these options).
In Porsche’s testing at the Nurburgring, a Cayman S equipped with
the Sports Chrono Package was some three seconds per lap faster
around the test track.
To deal with such
dynamic forces, the Cayman S uses the same braking system components
as the 911 Carrera, and rides on standard 18-inch wheels and tires,
with four 19-inch wheel designs as optional equipment.
To try to classify the
Cayman S as merely the coupe version of the Boxster does disservice
to both vehicles, each of which is unique with its own special
characteristics. The 2007 Cayman S presents a new face for Porsche
with a more pronounced lower lip and with the fog lamps mounted on
bars that extend across the air intakes – with their unique vertical
slats -- on either side of that lap. The hood sweeps up between the
front fenders to a steeply raked windshield.
Overall, the 2007
Porsche Cayman S body is 172.1 inches (4372 mm) long, which makes it
not quite half an inch longer than the Boxster and 3.5 inches (88.9
mm) shorter than the 911 Carrera. The Cayman S also is half-an-inch
taller (at 51.4 inches or 1305 mm) than the Boxster, though the cars
share their width (70.9 inches or 1801 mm) and their 95.1-incn (2415
mm) wheelbase dimensions.
The interior of the 2007 Porsche Cayman S combines luxury-class
materials with the controls and seat bolstering required by the
enthusiast driver and thus provides a fitting environment whether
traveling across the country or around a racetrack.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga, and
its subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive
importers of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne® sport utility vehicles
for the United States and Canada. A wholly owned, indirect
subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, PCNA employs
approximately 250 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts,
service, marketing and training for its 214 U.S. and Canadian
dealers. They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class