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Porsche Cayman S 2014 Unveiled

Snapshot: The Cayman which is the Boxster’s cousin was refreshed and launched this year. Even though not as good looking as the 911, the Cayman has held a very special place in the hearts of many. 

The Cayman which is the Boxster’s cousin was refreshed and launched this year. Even though not as good looking as the 911, the Cayman has held a very special place in the hearts of many. The Cayman has been the first Roadster of Porsche since the 550 Spyder, which was discontinued way back in 1956. It shares many of its changes with the new 918 Spyder Hypercar, like the squircle (a mix of square and circle) headlights, long wheelbase, muscular rear tenderloins, affronted overhangs and extended greenhouse.

The 2014 Cayman comes with a Flat six 3.4 liter block, with 320.5 BHP and 370.2 NM of Torque. Mated with a 6 speed manual transmission, this block is capable of pushing the Cayman to a 100 Kmph from a standstill in just 4.7 seconds and also delivers a top speed of 282 Kmph. This is possible because the standard mid-mounted engine technique which, transfers the power to the rear wheels of the Cayman. The car’s curb weight is around 1,320 kilograms, with 425 liters of boot capacity. As any other Porsche’s cars the Cayman is obviously a 2 seater roadster, which can convey a very decent  mileage of 8.5 Kmpl in the city and 11.9 Kmpl on highways. 

The car’s weight has also been reduced by 46 kilograms, thanks to more use of concentrated-aluminum, which is more rigid than conventional steel or normal aluminum. Even though the weight was reduced, it was again filled with the addition of many comfort features and a 2.4 inch longer wheelbase, which makes the Cayman surprisingly longer than the 911. So after the final calculation of addition and subtraction the car is approximately 30 kilograms lighter than the previous version. One more and considerably the most important upgrade was the weight distribution. The brand somehow came close to the 50/50 perfection allotment, its now around 46/54, which is the reason why the Cayman has more handling and stability than its cousins and its rivals.   

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