In line with the Boxster, the Cayman was revised for 2009. For the standard model, the brand new engine had a capacity of 2.9 litres, up from 2.7, which, in conjunction with other improvements, increased power by 20bhp to 265bhp. Fuel consumption improved, too, especially in conjunction with the new optional PDK transmission, which replaced the previous Tiptronic. Note that this engine did not have the direct fuel injection (DFI) fitted to the Cayman S.
Visually, the new car could be identified by new front and rear ends, including new LED rear light units, redesigned headlamps and LED daylight driving lamps.
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Maximum power: 265bhp at 7200rpm
Maximum torque: 300Nm at 4400-6000rpm
Brakes: Front: 318mm discs; rear: 299mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS. Optional PCCB
Suspension: Front: strut located by a control arm, coil springs, antiroll bar; Rear: Strut located by one trailing link and two lateral links, coil springs, antiroll bar
Wheels & tyres: Front: 7Jx17 with 205/55ZR17 tyres. Rear: 8.5Jx17 with 235/50ZR17 tyres
0-62mph: 5.8sec (manual)
Top speed: 163mph (manual)