New Porsche Cayman Unveiled, Gets The 718 DNA
The all-new 2017 Porsche Cayman with the ‘718’ DNA is finally here. Surprisingly, for the first time, the Cayman has been priced below the Boxster.
July 25, 2016: Porsche has announced that next-gen 2016 Boxster and Cayman will get the 718 name - 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. Besides the new name, the duo will also be powered by ‘equally powerful’ new four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engines! Porsche India will launch the 718 Cayman in 2016.
Porsche has derived the name 718 from their iconic flat-four cylinder (boxer) engine powered car of 1957, which had won numerous races for Porsche. Porsche says that the roadster version, i.e., Boxster will cost more than the coupe - Cayman similar to the 911 models. Moreover, Porsche went on to say that the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will show more similarities than ever before – both visually and mechanically.
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3436 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.12 kmpl
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3436 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 15.9 kmpl
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3800 cc, Manual, Petrol, 12.8 kmpl
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Porsche Cayman is undoubtedly one of the most desirable sports car that has stole the hearts of many across the globe. It is also available in the Indian automobile market, where it is receiving excellent response from the automobile enthusiasts. Now, in a bid to spur it its sales further, the German automaker has brought a new variant in this series. It is none other than the GTS, which is powered by a 3.4-litre petrol motor under the hood. It is the same engine that is currently under the hood of S trim, but it produces 15bhp more power and delivers 10Nm extra torque. It was first introduced in India in the year 2006 as a CBU unit and ever since, it is doing quite well in terms of sales. It is now available in a total of three trims for the buyers to choose from. The base trim is equipped with a 2.7-litre petrol engine that churns out a power of 275bhp and a commanding torque 290Nm. While the mid range S trim houses a 3.4-litre engine that develops 325bhp of commanding power and a pounding torque of 370Nm. Both these boxer engines are available with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox and a seven speed PDK automatic transmission gearbox option. The newly introduced GTS variant also shares the same chassis and body structure like its existing variants, but its exterior features are bit more sportier. It gets smoked headlight cluster, 10-spoke design alloy wheels and a lot of black accents on its exteriors, that makes it look stunning. This luxury sports car is blessed with several innovative technologies and functions among which, Active Suspension Management (PASM) system is the one that represents pinnacle of company's engineering. This feature actively regulates the damping force for each wheel depending upon the road condition and keeps the vehicle stable. The manufacturer has also integrated it with a standard CDR audio system featuring a 7-inch touchscreen display that offers comfort which provides controls for various comfort functions of this vehicle. Its interiors are done up with extensive use of premium quality leather package, especially to the seats, steering wheels, gearshift lever, door panels and dashboard. Although, it is a sports car, it has a classy design like a luxury saloon or a sedan, thanks to the signature steering wheel and dashboard. There are tons of comfort aspects incorporated inside the cabin like an automatic climate control system, multi-functional sports steering wheel and a telephone module for mobile phone preparation. Beside these, it also gets a few sophisticated features including adaptive cruise control, heating function for seats including steering wheel and Bose surround sound system as optional features. As far as safety aspects are concerned, this vehicle gets Porsche Stability management system, high performance Porsche ceramic composite brake discs and anti-theft protection package. At present, this vehicle is competing with the likes of Audi R8 and Jaguar F-type in the Indian automobile market.
There is no doubt that this model series looks very attractive in terms of external appearance owing to its distinctly designed exterior cosmetics. The newly introduced trim too looks to be attractive, as it has distinctly designed sporty cosmetics. This GTS trim has a lot of black accents on its exteriors along with 10-spoke design alloy wheels and sporty headlamps that distinguishes it from other trims. Its frontage gets a trademark oval shaped clear lens headlight cluster that houses halogen projector headlamps along with LED DRLs and turn indicators as well. It also has a smiley shaped bonnet embedded with prominent company's insignia. Unlike most of the vehicles, its front windscreen has a concave structure that is further accompanied by a pair of wipers and washers. The air intake sections are placed in the front bumper that renders a sporty stance to the front facade. Its side profile has a coupe sort of design with curvy shoulder line and beautifully carved wheel arches. However, its rear fender is accompanied by an air inlet that provides better ventilation for engine cooling. It also has a very sleek window lining that is garnished with black accents. Its door handles as well as ORVM caps are garnished in body color that further adds to its elegance. Its base trim gets a set of stylish alloy wheels, while the S and GTS trims are blessed with 10-spoke design rims. Coming to the rear end, this vehicle gets snake-eye shaped, clear lens taillight cluster, which is equipped with advanced LED brake lights and turn indicators. The tailgate and the windscreen are quite small but the company lettering on boot lid gives it an astounding appeal. The body colored rear bumper houses a license plate console and a protective cladding. Beside this, it is also embodied with a muffler cutter including centrally mounted exhaust pipe that renders an aggressive look to its rear.
This S trims have a total length of 4380mm along with a decent width of 1801mm (excluding ORVMs). Their overall height measures at just about 1294mm and the ground clearance at 114mm. However, this sports car has a wheelbase of of 2475mm, which is quite long. On the other hand, its newly launched GTS trim has a length of 4404mm and a height of 1284mm. However, its width and wheelbase remains to be same as other existing trims.
Its interiors are made using superior grade material including leather upholstery, which gives a luxuriant look to the cabin. Although, it is known to be a sports car, it has a classy interior design, which is unusual for a vehicle in this segment. This model series gets Platinum Grey and Black color scheme, which is further emphasized by silver inserts. The cockpit section has a classy design dashboard with layered principle and is decorated with metallic accents. It is further equipped with aspects like a infotainment system, cooled glove box unit, an air conditioning system and a proficient analog clock. The front cabin also has individual sport seats, which have height and backrest adjustment facility. These well cushioned seats are covered with a good quality Alcantara leather upholstery that renders a plush appeal to the cabin. The most attractive aspect of the cabin is its 3-spoke steering wheel, which is covered with smooth-finish leather upholstery. Beside this, it is also decorated with a lot of aluminum accents and the iconic company's badge that accentuates the cabin. On the other hand, there are several utility based features provided inside the cabin like storage compartment, dual front sun visors with vanity mirrors, three accessory power sockets, lockable glove compartment and integral headrests on seats.
At present, this model series is now available in three trim levels. However, all these trims have identical set of features, which makes the journey fascinating. The list of aspects include power windows with one-touch operation, electric luggage compartment lid release (front and rear), remote central locking, and windscreen washer system with aero wiper blades. This series also gets an advanced instrument cluster featuring a 4.6-inch color display along with three analog gauges. They provides informatics like engine speed, fuel levels, vehicle speed, outside temperature, tachometer, fuel consumption and several other such important notifications. Its cockpit section houses an advanced automatic air conditioning system featuring an integrated carbon fibre filter that helps to keeps the entire ambiance pleasant. Apart from these, this model series also have aspects like door sill guards with model specification, two individual cup holders, LED reading lights and electrically adjustable steering column. Apart from these, the car maker is offering several advanced features as optional like a heated steering wheel, cruise control system, fire extinguisher, interior surveillance, smoking package, light design package, preparation for Porsche vehicle tracking system and seat ventilation including heating function.
This is a two seater sports car, which has ample leg, shoulder and space for both the passengers in its cockpit. Furthermore, it also has a 275 litre storage compartment behind along with 150 litres boot in the front. On the other hand, it also has a huge fuel tank with a storage capacity of 64 litres.
The manufacturer is offering all these variants with a 6-speed manual and a seven speed PDK automatic transmission gearbox option, which determines the acceleration of this vehicle. The 2.7-litre engine with manual gearbox can breach the 100 Kmph mark in just 5.7 seconds, whereas its automatic version does it in just 4.7 seconds. However, they can achieve a top speed in the range of 264 to 266 Kmph respectively. On the other hand, its mid and top end variants can achieve a top speed of 283 kmph while breaching the 100 kmph mark in the range of 5 to 4.7 seconds.
At present, this model series is available with two petrol engine options. The entry level trim is equipped with a 2.7-litre petrol mill that has a direct fuel injection technology. It has 6-cylinders and 24-valves that displaces 2706cc. This engine can unleash a maximum power of 275bhp at 6000rpm that results in a hammering torque output of 290Nm between 4500 to 6500rpm. The mid range trim houses a 3.5-litre petrol motor that has water-cooled system along with thermal management. This motor also has six cylinders 24-valves but displaces 3436cc. It can churn out a peak power of 325bhp at 7400rpm in combination with a hammering torque output of 370Nm in the range of 4500 to 5800rpm. This power plant is also equipped in the newly launched GTS trim, but the power output is higher. It can churn out 340hp of peak power and yields 380Nm of superior torque, which is rather impressive. The car maker has paired both these engines with an advanced 6-speed manual transmission gearbox with self adjusting clutch, which helps to enhance the efficiency of engine. At the same time, buyers also have an option to opt for a robust seven speed Porsche Doppelkupplung automatic transmission gearbox.
This model series is currently available with two petrol engine options, wherein the 3.4-litre mill comes in two states-of-tune. The base variant is equipped with a 2.7-litre mill, which is incorporated with cylinder specific knock control system, electronic throttle and direct fuel injection technology. This mill helps the vehicle to give away a maximum mileage of 15.87 Kmpl. While the top end S trim is fitted with a 3.4-litre engine that has the ability to give away 16.12 Kmpl. However, the same engine in the newly launched GST trim is capable of giving away 14 Kmpl.
Its 2706cc boxer engine is integrated with sophisticated technologies like hydraulic valve adjustment and water-cooled with thermal management system. This motor has the ability to pump out a peak power of 275bhp along with a commanding torque output of 290Nm. While the mid range S trim houses a 3436cc mill that has electronic engine management SDI 9.0. This motor can generate a commanding power of 325bhp and yields a mammoth torque output of 370Nm. The newly launched GTS trim also houses the same motor that is capable of delivering a maximum power of 340hp in combination with a pounding torque of 380Nm.
The automaker is offering this luxury sports car with a highly proficient CRD audio system that has a 7-inch touchscreen color display and a CD player supporting MP3 playback. It also has a universal audio interface (AUX) in the area of glove box compartment. Apart from these, this vehicle is also available with optional aspects like a preparation for mobile phone, electronic logbook, sound package plus, an advanced Bose surround system and six-disc DVD/CD changer. Beside this, it is also blessed with a Porsche communication management system as an option that includes a navigation module. On the other hand, buyers can opt for a high-end Burmester surround sound system along with Porsche Car Connect facility.
The automaker is offering this luxury sports car with a Porsche ceramic composite brakes that are further loaded with highly efficient black brake calipers featuring pad wear sensors. These internally vented disc brakes are further blessed with anti lock braking system and anti slip regulation that augments its overall braking mechanism. In terms of its suspension, both the front and rear axles are paired with lightweight spring-strut type of suspension. In addition to this, it is also loaded with anti roll bars, which helps it to deal with all the shocks caused on roads. On the other hand, this vehicle is blessed with an advanced power assisted steering system featuring a speed related function. It delivers precise response and makes it quite simpler to handle this vehicle.
This series is now available in three variants, but all those trims incorporated with identical set of safety features. It has a list of aspects including full size airbags, Porsche side impact protection, three point inertia-reek seat belts with seat mounted buckles, engine immobilizer with in-key transponder, ISOFIX child seat mountings and central locking system. This model series is also blessed with features like an separate LED auxiliary light unit including daytime running lights, automatic headlight activation function, pad wear sensor on each brake caliper, electric parking brake and several other such advanced aspects.
The entry level variant is blessed with sturdy set of stylish 18-inch light alloy wheels. Here, its front rims are covered with a set of high performance radial tubeless tyres of size 235/45 ZR 18, while its rear ones are embraced with 265/45 ZR18 sized tyres. While the mid range and top end trims are bestowed with a set of 19-inch 'S' lightweight alloy wheels. Its rear wheels have been covered with a set of 265/40 R19 sized radial tyres whereas the front rims have 235/40 ZR19 sized tubeless radial tyres.
1. Power and performance of its engine is remarkable.
2. External appearance with trademark features gives it an enchanting look.
3. Innovative safety features add to its advantage.
4. Classy interior design with lavish seating arrangement.
5. Porsche Active Suspension Management system provides comfortable driving experience.
1. Price range is quite expensive.
2. Seating is available for two passengers only.
3. More comfort features can be offered as standard.
4. Limited number of authorized service stations is a disadvantage.
5. Low ground clearance can be problematic.
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The all-new 2017 Porsche Cayman with the ‘718’ DNA is finally here. Surprisingly, for the first time, the Cayman has been priced below the Boxster.
Next-gen Porsche Boxster and Cayman will get the 718 name and will be christened as - 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. Both the vehicles will be introduced over the course of 2016.
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