The 2007 Porsche Cayman sport coupe marks the model’s second year of production. A base Cayman joins the Cayman S. Both of the offerings provide the performance and handling typical of a Porsche sports car.
The Porsche Cayman and Cayman S fall midway between the Boxster roadster and the Porsche 911 in terms of price and performance. The 2007 Porsche Cayman grips the road on hairpin turns and turns heads with its stylish good looks and excellent performance. A base Cayman joins the lineup for 2007 to go along with the higher-performance Cayman S.
Body Styles: sport coupe
Engines: 2.7-liter six-cylinder, 3.4-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, six-speed manual
Models: Porsche Cayman, Porsche Cayman S
A base Cayman joins the 2007 lineup. It comes equipped with a 2.7-liter, 245-hp, six-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. It offers fewer features and a bit less power, but it costs less to purchase.
With 17-inch alloy wheels and performance tires, the base Cayman’s exterior has the sleek body lines and curves that make it undecidedly a Porsche. From the front, the 2007 Porsche Cayman looks a lot like the Boxster, but its tall roofline and large, rounded rear fenders distinguish it as a Cayman. The base Cayman includes 235/50R Z performance tires, a rear spoiler, power door locks, power windows, power heated mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, and a rear defogger.
The Cayman S features 18-inch wheels and large red brake calipers. Nineteen-inch wheels remain available. The automatically retracting rear spoiler extends when the Cayman reaches 75 mph.
The interior of the 2007 Porsche Cayman looks stylish and practical. The seats feel well-bolstered and sure to keep you in them when taking corners at high speeds. With its regular roof and higher roofline, headroom seems good for a sports car. Like other Porsches, the gauges and controls may look a bit confusing at first. Since the Cayman is a mid-engine model, cargo can be stored under the hood and hatch, with a total cargo capacity of 14.5 cubic feet.
Standard features for the Cayman include two-way power driver and passenger seats with height adjustment, leather upholstery, front sport seats, cruise control, power steering, a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a universal remote transmitter, a 12V power outlet, an interior active charcoal air filter, air-conditioning, leather interior trim, a tachometer, a trip computer, external temperature display, and a 50-watt, AM/FM/CD audio system with radio data and four speakers.
The S adds metallic gauge faces, larger brakes, and 180-watt, AM/FM/CD audio system with a radio data system and nine speakers. Optional equipment includes power seats, heated seats, ceramic brakes, a navigation system with an LCD display, and a large assortment of colors, materials, and finishes for the interior.
Performance & Handling
The base comes equipped with a 2.7-liter, six-cylinder engine that generates 245 hp. It pairs with a five-speed manual transmission. The Cayman S features a 3.4-liter, 295-hp, six-cylinder engine and comes with a six-speed manual transmission. The base has enough power to reach a zero-to-60-mph sprint time of just below six seconds. The maximum speed reaches 160 mph. The 2007 Porsche Cayman S offers a sprint time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 171 mph. In addition to the increase in power, the Cayman S features larger brakes.
No matter which model you select, the 2007 Porsche Cayman offers body rigidity and superior handling to Porsche’s other offerings. Both models offer impressive acceleration and responsive variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering, and they display serious stability even at high speeds. The optional PASM suspension allows the driver to select a comfortable Normal setting or a more aggressively tuned Sport setting. The PASM allows the Cayman to offer impressive ride quality whether doing laps at the track or driving the car on your daily commute. The PASM features automatically adjustable shocks as well. The Sport Chrono package records lap times and alters throttle response and automatic transmission operation for higher performance.
Standard safety equipment for the 2007 Porsche Cayman includes four-wheel ABS, electronic brake force distribution, a remote anti-theft alarm system with an engine immobilizer, fog lights, auto delay-off headlights, traction control, stability control, tire pressure monitoring, and head- and torso-protecting side-impact airbags.
EPA Fuel Economy
Porsche Cayman: 20/29 mpg city/highway
Porsche Cayman S: 18/26 mpg city/highway
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