Porsche Exclusive does the Cayman S

Article by Christian A., on August 15, 2014

Porsche Exclusive created another masterpiece, this time based on the Cayman S. Featuring a Racing Yellow exterior paint, the Porsche Cayman S and with 20-inch Carrera S wheels showing a Platinum Satin finish. As you can see from the photos, the vehicle is equipped with a SportDesign package, which includes revised front fascia and rear fascia.

SportDesign package shows a body-coloured rear air diffuser and a front lip spoiler. The interior features Alcantara roof lining, a SportsDesign steering wheel, gear shift lever, gear selector and a storage compartment lid with Porsche logo.

Under the hood, there is a flat six 3.4-liter boxer engine that develops 325 hp (293 kW). When equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, the Porsche Cayman S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds.

Still, the vehicle is faster when the engine is bolted to the PDK transmission as it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds. The time drops to 4.7 seconds when equipped with the Sport Chrono package. Top speed is limited at 176 mph or 283 km/h when using the six-speed transmission and at 174 mph (280 km/h) with the PDK.

The Porsche Cayman features a completely newly developed derived from the body-in-white of the Porsche Boxster. Thanks to innovative lightweight body design and mixed aluminum-steel construction, the body-in-white of the new Cayman weighs around 47 kg lighter, with its static torsional rigidity increased by 40 per cent.

With these developments, the new Cayman offers a more precise drive than before. Although the addition of further features, larger wheels and larger glass surfaces offset some of the saved weight, the DIN weights of all of its versions are lighter than their respective predecessors.

In fact, a standard Cayman S is lighter by 30 kg than its predecessor. Since the latest iteration of the Cayman is lighter, it takes less power for the vehicle to run on the road, and the sports car consumes less fuel in turn. Since it is lighter than before, taking the engine to full power means the Cayman offers a better driving performance.

The new lightweight body design employs steel where needed, using lightweight metals as the preferred material wherever possible. For instance, certain parts of the body employ die-cast aluminum, aluminum sheet, magnesium or high-strength steels, depending on their specific purposes. This doesn’t just ensure high rigidity values but also minimizes material usage. In fact, the body-in-white -- front body, floor assembly, doors, rear body as well as the front and rear lids – of the new Porsche Cayman uses 44 percent aluminum.

Interestingly, the new aluminum rear lid, including its hinges, weighs just 6.6 kg, or less than half the weight of the previous part. Despite being much lighter than before, the new aluminum rear lid boasts of nearly 150 percent surge in static torsional rigidity, over 70 percent increase in dynamic flexural rigidity, and a more than 30 percent hike in static flexural rigidity.

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