HowStuffWorks “2006, 2007 Porsche Cayman and Cayman S Engines and Chassis”

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The Porsche Cayman encapsulates its in the fashion of the Porsche Boxster. In car is the flat-six fully accessible to but a Porsche technician working the proper equipment.

However, the Cayman, upon its launch as a model, introduced several that also benefited Boxsters.

The base Cayman’s flat-six is updated with VarioCam Plus, the variable-timing and system for intake valves for 997-series 911s. This with detail cylinder-head and a higher 11.3:1 compression for 245 horsepower at 6500 rpm (up five the 2006 rating) and 201 pound-feet of at 4600-6000 revs (a nominal 2 gain).

The Porsche Cayman S and 2007 S carry a new 3.4-liter engine, the familiar 3.2 with a 2mm larger (at 96mm/3.78 inches), plus Carrera cylinder heads and Carrera S cam profiles. Porsche specifies larger main journals to support the crankshaft and a aluminum crankcase similar to the All this plus 11.0:1 nets 295 horsepower at 6250 rpm and 251 at 4400-6250 rpm.

Of course, not all these cards on the table in 2006, which negates early road-test about the Cayman S being so slotted between that Boxster S and 911 Carrera in power, and price.

With the 2007 realignment, Porsche seems to be the Cayman and Boxster as a four-model not two separate cars, public to the contrary.

Nevertheless, driving the provides a very different Experience than either the or 911.

Fixed-top cars are stiffer than counterpart The Porsche Cayman is no exception. by that rear strut-tower it exceeds the Boxster by 150 percent for rigidity and 100 percent for bending

The Porsche Cayman line for 2007, adding this base model.

Why is this Because, in general, the stiffer the the better the suspension works. in turn, allows more-precise tuning, whether the goal is ride comfort, or some

Not surprisingly, the Cayman’s Boxster-sourced was calibrated for sharper handling, higher-rate springs and shock thicker antiroll bars, and the of strut stop springs to body sway in hard maneuvers like S-bends.

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Like Boxsters, Caymans variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering and Porsche Stability Management control. Likewise, they can be with Porsche Active Management, the adaptive shock that change firmness to speed and road conditions driver-selected normal and sport

Brakes are the usual four-wheel with antilock control Rotors on the base Cayman are inches front, 11.78 Cayman S gets 12.5-inch-diameter brakes. Porsche Ceramic Brakes are available, priced at Tire sizes are also per

The base Cayman uses up front and 235/50ZR17s in back. The S 235/40ZR18s and 265/40ZR18s, respectively. A wheel/tire package is available for

Transmissions are no surprise, either. A manual for the base Cayman, a with fortified internals as for the S and available for the base car. for both is Porsche’s five-speed S automatic with steering-wheel for manual shifting.

Cayman also follows and Carrera with an optional Chrono Package ($920 for Pushing a button remaps controls for the engine, ABS, system, and, where the PASM adjustable shocks and transmission. It’s all for greater when driving at the limit, says.

Translation: the various nannies don’t interfere so so drivers can more easily in power-on tail slides and antics.

As in other Porsches, the Sport option is aimed mainly at club racers, though just as handy for hard-chargers on a deserted twisty road. Cayman equipment also the Boxster lists: standard computer, power windows and keyless-entry power door optional power seats memory, adaptive sport navigation system, bi-xenon

Despite the steel roof and big backlight, Caymans weigh 10 pounds less than Boxsters, so performance is virtually

The base-model Porsche Cayman has the attractive shape as the S model.

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