Few manufacturers build cars that deliver consistently better driving experiences than Porsche. From one end of the lineup to the other, throughout the years, a Porsche has always represented a terrific driving experience, and the Cayman models maintain that highest standard. The Cayman is a sweetheart of a sports car. It's one of the best-looking sports cars on the road and it drives as good as it looks.
There are two versions, the Cayman and the Cayman S. The Cayman has a 265-horsepower 2.9-liter flat-six engine, and the Cayman S features a 3.4-liter flat-six with 320 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is standard on both, and Porsche's sophisticated, seven-speed double-clutch gearbox, called the PDK, is available as an option.
Among colors and interior trims alone there are thousands of combinations, so exclusivity with any one individual car is well within reach; Porsche's line of Exclusive options and paint hues to order merely expands the realm of possibilities. Those choices also potentially expand the cost by a huge amount, since you can get almost anything on a Cayman but doing so can as much as double the price.
The Cayman is related to the Boxster, and some will argue that the Cayman is merely a fixed-roof version of the Boxster, which is a convertible. We disagree. The Cayman has its own feel and character. It can serve as a luxury grand-touring car for two with heated and ventilated leather seats, Bose sound system, and navigation system. It can serve as a sports car with superb driving dynamics, wonderful sounds, and excellent driver involvement. It can serve as an entertaining commuter car with decent mileage, a view out, dual trunks and drive-everyday-versatility. It can serve as a weekend racer with adjustable suspension, advanced drivetrain, and racing-style brakes. Its two trunks offer significantly more cargo space than does the Boxster. Plus, we love the way the Cayman looks. It's one of the prettiest cars sold today.
Changes to the Cayman line for 2010 are minimal. The Porsche Communication Management system (PCM) has a larger, 6.5-inch screen and the number of controls has been reduced by half. The PCM can also be used with external memory sources and can provide Bluetooth connectivity. Standard equipment for 2010 is Porsche's CDR-30 sound system, with monochromatic display and integral CD and MP3 player.