Whenever Porsche decides to launch a “Black Edition” of a current model, it means the car in question is about to go through either a facelift or an all-new generation. In the case of the Cayman coupe, this one will receive a mid-cycle facelift next year but until then the current model just got one last special edition which as the name implies has been dressed in black. It sits on a set of lovely 20-inch Carrera Classic alloy wheels and comes as standard with bi-xenon headlights that will likely be replaced by LEDs once the facelift will go on sale.
The Porsche Cayman Black Edition has received numerous goodies as standard, including the rain-sensing windscreen wipers, auto-dimming mirrors as well as front and rear parking sensors. Photos of the interior cabin are not available at this point, but the Stuttgart-based automaker tells us they fitted a Sport Design steering wheel, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, Sound Package Plus, along with heated front seats, partial leather upholstery and the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with GPS navigation.
Power comes exclusively from the flat-six 2.7-liter naturally aspirated engine which is capable of developing 275 bhp at 7,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 290 Nm accessible in the 4,500 to 6,500 rpm range. In terms of performance, it runs the 0-100 kmph sprint in 5.7 seconds while the 0-160 kmph task is accomplished in 12.9 seconds before it tops out at 266 kmph.
Porsche doesn’t say whether this Cayman Black Edition will be offered with the six-speed manual gearbox, the seven-speed PDK or with both transmissions. It should be mentioned the PDK-equipped model is quicker during the 0-100 kmph and 0-160 kmph by 0.1 seconds than the manual version, but it has a slightly lower top speed of 264 kmph.