Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Porsche Cayman S

2009 Porsche Cayman S
Porsche Press Release

2009 Porsche Cayman SPorsche is presenting the second generation of the mid-engined Cayman sports coupe at the Los Angeles Motor Show (21 to 30 November) this week. The highlight is the new, flat-six 'boxer' engines, developed to incorporate new technical features from the ground up, providing not only more power, but also significantly greater fuel efficiency.

A further improvement of both fuel economy and performance is guaranteed by the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), the new double-clutch gearbox now available as an option on both the Cayman and Cayman S.

The Cayman now has an engine displacing 2.9-litres, which develops 265 bhp (195 kW), an increase by 20 horsepower over the prior 2.7-litre model. The 3.4-litre power unit in the Cayman S now features Direct Fuel Injection, and delivers 320 bhp (235 kW), up by 25 bhp.

These developments see the engines fitted to the Cayman and Cayman S coupes offering more horsepower than those in the Boxster roadster. This move emphasises the sports driving orientation of the Cayman and further differentiates the coupe.

2009 Porsche Cayman SAn outstanding power-to-weight ratio of 4.2 kg/bhp on the Cayman S in particular ensures optimum driving dynamics. For example, the Cayman S with PDK and Launch Control (featured in the optional Sports Chrono Package Plus) accelerates from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, setting the benchmark in the range.

When combined with the PDK transmission, the new 2.9-litre engine of the Cayman clearly breaks through the 30.0 mpg fuel consumption boundary. Indeed, the figure of 31.0 mpg (9.1 litres/100 km) is approximately 10 per cent better than the previous model with the Tiptronic S automatic transmission. Increasing fuel economy by an even more significant 15 per cent to 30.1 mpg (9.4 litres/100 km), the 3.4-litre Cayman S with PDK offers an even greater saving over its predecessor with Tiptronic S.

In parallel with the improvement in fuel economy, so emissions of the engines have decreased also. Depending on model, emissions have been reduced by up to 16 per cent. The Cayman with the standard six-speed manual gearbox emits 221g/km CO2, and 214g/km CO2 when fitted with PDK. The Cayman S manual emits 223 g/km CO2, and 221 g/km CO2 with PDK.

Technical Specifications
Engine: 3.4 litre six-cylinder
Aspiration: Natural
Maximum Power: 320 hp (235 kW)
Maximum Torque: -
Transmission: Six-speed manual or seven-speed double-clutch gearbox
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

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