HowStuffWorks “Porsche Cayman History”

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Porsche Cayman


The Cayman debuted for 2006 as 295-horsepower S model.

The Porsche may look like a hatchback version of the midengine Porsche convertible, but Porsche’s newest car is than that — or so the insists.

Actually, the Porsche exists to bridge what had a fairly big price gap between the Boxster and 997-series Porsche 911 that was introduced for 2005.

also intended to outpoint the as a driver’s car, but not to outshine the 911 for and status. Which makes the Cayman another of those market exercises so beloved by nowadays. All the same, the Cayman is an Porsche in its own right.

In fact, some think it a ride than the 911 Carrera, as it’s more affordable.

987 C7S, the Cayman was developed the Type 987 Boxster, which on sale for model year Cayman followed that Boxster to market by about a The veil came off at the September Frankfurt Show.

U.S. deliveries began the March, also for the 2006 year.

Porsche says the shares about 40 percent of its with the 987 Boxsters, which some 55 percent of their with 997 Carreras. Critics deride such family but not here. And it contributed to the Cayman’s 36-month gestation.

The Cayman is in a coupe version of the open-top Boxster .

Reversing longtime Porsche introduced the Cayman in S trim, delaying a lower-power version to the 2007 lineup. The refers not to the Caribbean islands as a corporate tax haven, but to that of Latin American alligator, means the badge should Caiman.

Oh, well, this isn’t the time a carmaker has taken liberties.

The Porsche Cayman as appearances suggest, is much the Porsche Boxster roadster the windows. Both use a 95.1-inch and spread 70.9 inches The coupe, however, is about a taller and longer than the at 54.1 and 172.1 inches,

In addition, Cayman’s rear are subtly raised to harmonize the new roofline, which slopes down from a 911-style over the two seats. Porsche also get their own front with a larger central air and outboard intakes fronted by a horizontal bar carrying a round (Boxsters carry those in

Providing more visual to the Porsche Cayman is a body crease line above the that kicks up at the rear-fender which have vertical of the Boxster’s horizontal strakes, and are to match the angle of the roof’s rear-quarter windows.

Taillights are common, but the Porsche has a specific rear fascia and an two-piece rear spoiler. As on the the wing automatically rises 75 mph to stand about 3.5 inches it powers down when falls below 50 mph.

the Cayman’s large hatch a bi-level cargo bay divided by an brace linking the rear towers. The shallower forward caters to small-item storage twin cubbies and a cargo A thoughtful luggage retention bar the seatbacks keeps stuff flying forward in a hard

With 9.2 cubic feet and another 5.3 in the front trunk, the cargo volume totals cubic feet versus the 9.5. Aside from a restyled instrument binnacle and trim, the Cayman cockpit is identical with the Boxster’s.

The rear luggage area is atop and behind its mid-mounted .

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