Porsche Cayman S Black Revealed


Porsche has revealed this £50,420 Cayman S Black Edition, which apart from looking rather stylish in glossy er, black, totes an extra 10hp and lots of goodies in its kitbag.

Key features are a 3.4-litre flat-six engine tuned to deliver 330 hp, distinctive 19" Boxster Spyder alloy wheels finished in black and a luxurious interior, they tell us. Production is limited to 500 examples worldwide, and UK sales begin in September.

The extra power is produced at 7,400 rpm (an additional 200 rpm vs the standard car), while the maximum torque remains unchanged at 370Nm at 4,750 rpm. Acceleration to 62 mph is improved by a tenth to 5.1 seconds with the six-speed manual transmission, and to 5.0 seconds with the optional PDK. Spend a bit more on the PDK Sport Chrono package, and you can shave the time to 4.8 seconds.


The top speed of the Cayman S Black Edition is just one mph faster than that of the Cayman S - 173 mph with the manual transmission and 172 mph with PDK.
The car gets standard Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights, together with automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor.

The front seats are trimmed in black partial leather with a Porsche crest on the headrests, as well as a Sport Design steering wheel. Climate control and cruise control are fitted, as is Porsche Communication Management incorporating satellite navigation and lots of 'connectivity'.

The colour scheme is carried over to the dashboard trim in black, as well as the gear lever/selector trim and the dials in the instrument cluster - and you get a limited edition badge on the glove box.



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  • E21_Ross 06 May 2011

    looks absolutely stunning, but 50k + options is quite a lot of money!

  • Mermaid 06 May 2011

    E21_Ross said:
    looks absolutely stunning, but 50k + options is quite a lot of money!
    And yet all will get sold, so it's the right amount of money.. Clever Porsche releases yet another version smile.

  • 450Nick 06 May 2011

    I still don't understand why Porsche keep making these tiny changes and calling it a special edition??

    If they're going to do a limited run special, in my books it needs to have something properly special about it. Like 100 more horsepower, a 10k rev limit or KERs or something.. 10bhp?! what's the bloody point?!

  • Matt UK 06 May 2011

    450Nick said:
    what's the bloody point?!
    Because it will be commercially successful for Porsche

  • matc 06 May 2011

    Matt UK said:
    450Nick said:
    what's the bloody point?!
    Because it will be commercially successful for Porsche
    And it looks good!

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