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Larger engine, bigger brakes and more boost dynamic capabilities

To take full advantage of its more rigid body structure and its expanded dynamic potential, the 2007 Porsche Cayman S is equipped with a large and powerful 3.4-liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. By unleashing this 295-horsepower engine in a lightweight but extremely stiff chassis built on nimble suspension, the 2007 Porsche Cayman S establishes a new benchmark in the two-seat sports coupe category.

New for 2007 is a revised an updated Tiptronic® S automatic transmission, a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and optional new 19-inch wheels with the same design as the 2007 911® Turbo.

The Cayman S sprints from a standing start to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in just 5.1 seconds, gets to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 18.6 seconds and can eclipse the quarter-mile sprint in 13.6 seconds and achieves a top speed on the test track of nearly 171 mph (275 km/h).

Indeed, during testing at Germany’s famed Nürburgring racing circuit, the Cayman S turned laps that rivaled even the acclaimed Porsche 911® Carrera®, the epitome of the modern sports car.

The 2007 Porsche Cayman S is the higher-performance version of Porsche’s Boxster-based sports coupe, and like all Porsche “S” models, the changes are not some mere cosmetic package but changes significant enough to warrant a separate model designation.

With its combination of a powerful drivetrain, exceptionally well-balanced dynamic dexterity and the quality of braking that characterizes every Porsche vehicle, the performance by the Cayman S on Germany’s most demanding closed circuit resulted in lap times that not only challenged the 911, but at the same time were considerably faster than its rivals in the two-seater coupe category.

But the 2007 Porsche Cayman S isn’t just fast and quick around the road course. Thanks to careful engineering to optimize weight and to a design that provides outstanding aerodynamics, this Porsche coupe established standards on the Nürburgring’s famous Northern Circuit for efficiency by turning the fastest lap while using the least amount of fuel.

And yet the 2007 Porsche Cayman S is more than a high-performance sports car. It was designed to be comfortable with a particularly well-appointed passenger compartment designed for long-distance driving -- whether on two-lane mountain roads, wide-open stretches of Interstate highway or even the congestion of urban freeways.

While the Cayman S chassis and suspension are based on the Boxster’s, the coupe is slightly larger and gains rigidity from its fixed-roof architecture. This stiffer structure allows Porsche engineers to optimize the coupe’s suspension for exceptional dynamic capabilities. Compared to Porsche’s own outstanding roadster, the body of the Cayman S offers 100 percent more resistance to flex and its torsional stiffness nearly matches that of the heralded Porsche 911 Carrera.

The 2007 Porsche Cayman S features the latest generation of Porsche Stability Management (PSM), a unique vehicle control technology that comprises anti-lock braking, anti-slip (traction) control, engine drag control and automatic brake differential functions to intervene when necessary in driving situations that approach the limits of adhesion. In such instances, PSM can apply the brakes to individual wheels to help maintain the car’s stability.

However, unlike intrusive vehicle control systems available from other automakers, PSM is designed not to interfere with sporty performance but to enhance the experience for the enthusiast driver.
For drivers who want to experience the ultimate expression of vehicle dynamics, the 2007 Porsche Cayman S can be equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the Sports Chrono Package.

PASM, in effect, provides two suspension setups in a single vehicle – one for comfortable cruising and everyday driving and the other for track-day or autocross exercises.

The Sports Chrono Package does not only include a dash-mounted stopwatch gauge that records lap times on track days or in autocross events, but it enhances the vehicle’s performance in such an environment by allowing the driver to engage more aggressive electronic control maps for the Motronic engine management system, Porsche Stability Management (PSM), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Tiptronic S transmission (on vehicles equipped with these options).
In Porsche’s testing at the Nurburgring, a Cayman S equipped with the Sports Chrono Package was some three seconds per lap faster around the test track.

To deal with such dynamic forces, the Cayman S uses the same braking system components as the 911 Carrera, and rides on standard 18-inch wheels and tires, with four 19-inch wheel designs as optional equipment.

To try to classify the Cayman S as merely the coupe version of the Boxster does disservice to both vehicles, each of which is unique with its own special characteristics. The 2007 Cayman S presents a new face for Porsche with a more pronounced lower lip and with the fog lamps mounted on bars that extend across the air intakes – with their unique vertical slats -- on either side of that lap. The hood sweeps up between the front fenders to a steeply raked windshield.

Overall, the 2007 Porsche Cayman S body is 172.1 inches (4372 mm) long, which makes it not quite half an inch longer than the Boxster and 3.5 inches (88.9 mm) shorter than the 911 Carrera. The Cayman S also is half-an-inch taller (at 51.4 inches or 1305 mm) than the Boxster, though the cars share their width (70.9 inches or 1801 mm) and their 95.1-incn (2415 mm) wheelbase dimensions.
The interior of the 2007 Porsche Cayman S combines luxury-class materials with the controls and seat bolstering required by the enthusiast driver and thus provides a fitting environment whether traveling across the country or around a racetrack.

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga, and its subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne® sport utility vehicles for the United States and Canada. A wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, PCNA employs approximately 250 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 214 U.S. and Canadian dealers. They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service.















 

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Wait...I'm not getting this one. Didn't the 2006 model of the Cayman S come with 295 hp and a 3.4L engine? What am I missing here? :confused:
 

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What a sexy sexy car, it just needs some more grunt and a little lower price then I would pick it over C6.
 

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Wait...I'm not getting this one. Didn't the 2006 model of the Cayman S come with 295 hp and a 3.4L engine? What am I missing here? :confused:
That's what I couldn't figure out, I'm only seeing 19" wheels from the Carrera S + the bigger brakes.
 

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i know a lot of guys say its a girls car, but i like it a lot.
Its a light weight mid enging rear wheel drive car, whats girly about it?
if they made a cayman turbo, it would be a homerun.
 

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Why do I think of this car as a fag's car? I'm not a bad person who likes to judge, but everywhere its name pops up, I think of it as a gay man's ride.
 

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WTF...there's nothing girly about it. IMO It would be on a "girly" level of Elise.
Unfortunately it is open rear end from the factory :(
 

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I've been looking at these for my dad. It handles better than a 911 and actually has a trunk in the back. The engine is the same as the 06 the diff is the tire monitoring system and the 997 turbo wheels. Those are the carrera s wheels which were also available on the 06 model. BTW PCCB brakes are an option on the cayman s too.
 

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I thought it not a girls car, being that the platform for performance is more than a 911 if the power were equal.
 

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WTF is up with all the haters on this thread? The Cayman S is a mega-badass ride in its own right, and Porsche INTENTIONALLY neuters it by limiting power, gearing, and no LSD simply in order to keep it from out-performing the base 911/997. If they changed as little as just the gearing and nothing else, it's reported that the Cayman S would be able to out-perform the base 997 on a single lap of the Nurburgring.

Let me assure you that this is not a girls car, but rather a serious enthusiast ride in need of a bit of modification if you want to really reach the big leagues. But, by modern standards, so is a stock Supra TT, no? Haters!
 

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WTF is up with all the haters on this thread? The Cayman S is a mega-badass ride in its own right, and Porsche INTENTIONALLY neuters it by limiting power, gearing, and no LSD simply in order to keep it from out-performing the base 911/997. If they changed as little as just the gearing and nothing else, it's reported that the Cayman S would be able to out-perform the base 997 on a single lap of the Nurburgring.

Let me assure you that this is not a girls car, but rather a serious enthusiast ride in need of a bit of modification if you want to really reach the big leagues. But, by modern standards, so is a stock Supra TT, no? Haters!
Well put Steve.

I honestly believe that even if Porsche didn't neuter this car, and gave it the proper amount of power, an LSD and better gearing, it still wouldn't detract from Carrera sales. The fact of the matter is this is not a 911, and those who want a 911 will not buy a Cayman. You may have a few performance junkies that may pick the Cayman over the 911 because of the handling advantage, but I'd still wager that most people buying a 911 are buying them for one of two reasons: 1) they've always wanted one, or 2) they've "arrived."
 

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Why do I think of this car as a fag's car? I'm not a bad person who likes to judge, but everywhere its name pops up, I think of it as a gay man's ride.
I asked a question, not hating or saying IT IS. I said THINK. :bigthumb:
 
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it does not look bad at all if you see in person. it looks even better with a hot MILF on the driver seat and you on the passanger seat.
 
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