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2007 Porsche Cayman S Coupe - Overview

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Overview

What's New
The Porsche Cayman is based on the Porsche Boxster roadster, but has a fixed metal roof and a redesigned exterior and interior. The coupe-dubbed the Cayman S-launched as a 2006 model, with the standard Cayman version added later in the year. New for the 2007 model year are an updated Tiptronic S automatic transmission, a standard tire-pressure-monitoring system, and a new 19-inch wheel option.

Overview
Though it is based on the Boxster chassis, with its well-balanced mid-engine architecture, the Porsche Cayman is a unique sports car, both in its appearance and its dynamic capability. The interior of the 2007 Porsche Cayman combines luxury-class materials with the controls and seat bolstering required by the enthusiast driver, thus it provides the right environment for traveling across the country or around a racetrack. While based on the interior of the Porsche Boxster, the Cayman adds several unique features, such as a long and wide rear package shelf, covered storage bins behind each seat, and a revised binnacle above the instrument cluster with a fine metal grid in the open spaces between the circular instruments and the binnacle.

On the outside, the Cayman coupe has sleek styling and a rigid body that enhances its performance. That performance is made possible by a 2.7-liter 6-cylinder engine that produces 245 hp. In testing done by Porsche, the Cayman sprinted to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds and achieved a top speed of 160 mph.

Like the Boxster S, the Cayman S is a higher-performance version of the coupe. The Cayman S also has a fixed roof over its well-appointed interior, with room for two people and plenty of cargo. In addition to its larger wheels, tires, and brakes and other technical enhancements, the Cayman S draws its power from Porsche's 295-hp, 3.4-liter "boxer" engine. According to performance tests conducted by Porsche, the Cayman S accelerates to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 171 mph.

The Competition
The Porsche Cayman competes in the Compact Premium Sporty segment, which consists of eight models. Buyers in this segment look for exterior styling, performance, and quality, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Avoider StudySM and the Escaped Shopper Study.SM

The top sellers in the segment during calendar year 2006, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report, SM were the Nissan 350Z (24,635 units sold), the now-discontinued Acura RSX (16,996), and Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class (16,415). The Porsche Cayman sold 7,025 units in 2006 in its first year on the market. Other models offered in the Compact Premium Sporty segment include the BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, Honda S2000, and Porsche Boxster. Joining the segment in 2007 is the Volvo C70.

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