2015 Porsche Cayman | new car review
Great looks, great feel.
Not many standard features
The 2015 Porsche Cayman is a showstopper. Its flowing body takes inspiration from the brand-leading 911, and the general consensus is that it looks beautiful. Enough said!
The Cayman certainly looks like a Sports Coupe from the outside, and it definitely feels like it on the inside, too. The usual high-end materials and faultless Porsche-finishing is all there, matched by a fantastic driving position. You will feel all the sportiness imaginable.
The Cayman and the Boxter come with the same tricks. The “Sport” button comes as standard, and when selected the car tightens up to give a greater response to enhance driving pleasure. The engine reacts even more directly to the accelerator pedal, the rev-limiter is adjusted to a harder setting, and the engine dynamics are tuned for performance driving.
What’s on offer?
Four models are on offer, starting with the entry Cayman, moving up to the S, followed by the GTS and the GT4 . The entry Cayman starts at AED 208,900 and will produce 275hp and accelerate to 100kp/h in 5.7 seconds. The S starts at AED 230,900, while the GTS will set you back at least AED 259,700. The GT4, the most powerful of them all, produces 385 horsepower and costs AED 300,500.
The Cayman has been a popular seller for a while now, partly thanks to its 911-like looks. One could argue that it is not cheap, but don’t forget that Porsche are an exclusive brand. Standard features are a little sparse, certainly, but if you want to join the club then this is a great place to start.
|Specifications||2015 Porsche Cayman||2015 Porsche Cayman S||2015 Porsche Cayman GTS||2015 Porsche Cayman GT4|
|Engine/ Cylinders||2.7 litre / 6-cyl||3.4 litre / 6-cyl||3.4 litre / 6-cyl||3.8 litre / 6-cyl|
|Max Power |
|275 hp @ 7,400 RPM||325 hp @ 7,400 RPM||340 hp @ 7,400 RPM||385 hp @ 7,400 RPM|
|290 Nm @ 6,500 RPM||370 Nm @ 5,800 RPM||380 Nm @ 5,800 RPM||420 Nm @ 6,000 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed manual / 7 speed automatic||6 speed manual / 7 speed automatic||6 speed manual / 7 speed automatic||6 speed manual|
|Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||266 km/h||283 km/h||285 km/h||295 km/h|
|Top speed||5.7 secs||5.0 secs||4.9 secs||4.4 secs|
|Price||AED 208,900 - 218,710||AED 230,900 - 240,710||AED 259,700 - 271,700||AED 300,500|