Porsche Cayman (2005-2008)


Hot on the heels of the more powerful Cayman S, the entry-level Cayman went on sale in 2006.

Like its more powerful brother, the Cayman was based on the Boxster platform, but with a fixed roof and lifting hatchback. The curvaceous design harked back to Porsche racecars from the 1950s, such as the 550 and 904.

While the S had a 3.4-litre engine, the standard Cayman was powered by a 2.7-litre unit, again based on the Boxster powerplant. This produced an acceptable 245bhp and gave the car good performance, coupled with superb handling, thanks to the mid-engined configuration.

Unlike the S’s six-speed gearbox, the Cayman had a five-speed transmission, while Tiptronic was an option.

Capacity: 2687cc
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Maximum power: 245bhp at 6500rpm
Maximum torque: 273Nm at 4600-6000rpm
Brakes: Front: 298mm 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: 6.5Jx17 with 205/55ZR17 tyres. Rear: 8Jx17 with 235/50ZR17 tyres
Length: 4341mm
Width 1801mm
Weight: 1300kg
0-62mph: 6.1sec (manual)
Top speed: 160mph (manual)