|Porsche Cayman in its third generation presentation today, 14 May, arrived on domestic shores, courtesy of Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP).|
Aside from the new Porsche Caymans, there were the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel and Cayenne Turbo S. The latest Cayennes increase the variant’s range to eight models in SDAP’s repertoire .
Having made its debut at the Los Angeles last November, the new 2-seater Porsche Cayman is lower and longer than its predecessor. Lighter, faster and more efficient are the other adjectives. Specifically, Porsche Cayman/Cayman S lightweight body is 30 kilograms lighter than the previous Cayman. At a glance, the new Cayman has a longer wheel base and wider track, with 18″ wheels, low profile 235/45 front & 265/45 rear tyres for the Cayman, and larger 19″ wheels, 235/40 front & 265/40 rear tyres for the Cayman S. Standard bi-Xenon with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System headlights fulfill the car’s imposing front fascia that houses rounded foglights on the upper portion of the forward thrusting bumper.
Amenities and conveniences for the regular Cayman include Tyre Pressure monitoring, Park Assist for front and rear, Power Steering Plus, and Sound Package Plus with 9 loudspeakers and 235 watts output.
For the Cayman S, Sport Chrono Package Plus with dynamic transmision and PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe), plus Launch Control provide the necessary extra power output surges and dynamic driving capabilities. Options or upgrades for the Caymans consist of Adaptive Cruise Contol (ACC) and the Burmester High-End Surround Sound System with 12-channels, 12-speaker with active subwoofer for a total output of 821 watts.
The Porsche Cayman takes up a 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder engine that produces 275hp and 290 Nm of torque, which translates to a 0 – 100 km/h sprint in 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 264 km/h. Fuel efficiency is kept honest at 7.7 km/l; 15 percent more fuel efficient than the previous Cayman.
The Porsche Cayman S with its 3.4-liter flat six-cylinder powerplant powers up to 325 hp and 370 Nm, and does 0 – 100 km/h in 4.7 secs. With Sports Chrono and PDK, the Cayman S touches a top speed of 281 km/h. An 8.0km/l fuel consumption rating is accorded for the Cayman S.
The Sports Performance SUV Cayenne S Diesel and Cayenne Turbo S were the other highlights at new the Cayman introduction. Like the current variant range, the added Cayenne models especially the top-of-the-line Cayenne Turbo S has fresh air inlet screens, headlight housings and mirror parts all painted in high-gloss black. Additionally, the 21″ 911 Turbo II wheels with gloss black on the inside surfaces are added for posterity reasons.
At the heart of the diesel Cayenne is a 4.2-litre turbo diesel engine with an output of 382bhp and a maximum torque of 850 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Meant to be a daily car, the Porsche Cayenne diesel goes from 0 – 100km/h in 5.7s and reaches a maximum speed of 252km/h. At the same time, the fuel consumption is at 8.3l/100km. The highest Cayenne, the Turbo S’ powerplant produces 550 hp and 750 Nm of torque; that’s 50 hp and 50 Nm more than the Cayenne Turbo. A 0 – 100km/h dash is done in 4.5s and top speed is rated 283 km/h. NEDC fuel consumption of 11.5 liters per 100 km is the same as that of the Cayenne Turbo, which makes it somewhat fuel-efficient for a Turbo-charged performance SUV.
The base price of the new Cayman starts from RM 500,000 and the Cayman S from RM 610,000, which includes a 4-year factory warranty and a 4-year complimentary service maintenance package. The Cayenne S Diesel and Turbo S are valued from RM 750,000 and from RM 1,330,000 respectively, with the customary 4 + 4 warranty and complimentary service maintenance package.