25 March 2014

Porsche reveals Cayman GTS

The new Porsche Cayman GTS is the most powerful, and fastest, edition of the mid-engined coupe from the German sports car manufacturer to date.

It comes with an uprated engine and sharpened chassis responses, and Porsche claim sets a new  benchmark for sporting performance in its market.

Since its debut in 2005, the Cayman has earned a particular reputation as a driver's car. At the heart of the two-seater is its flat-six engine, positioned deep in the middle of the chassis to offer a low centre of gravity for a balanced and precise driving experience.

The six-cylinder 'boxer' engine in the Cayman GTS is based on the 3.4 engine of the Cayman S. It delivers 15hp extra, now offering 340hp. Torque has also increased by 10Nm to 380Nm. The car takes just 4.6 seconds for the 0-100km/h sprint.

With the standard manual six-speed transmission, a top speed of 177mph is possible. It's the first mid-engined Porsche coupe to gain Euro 6 emissions standards and achieves 34.4 mpg for the combined fuel consumption (31.4mpg with manual transmission). The car can also be specified with a new, optional sports chassis configuration that lowers the ride height by 20mm.

The Porsche Cayman can trace its roots back to the 904 Carrera GTS of the 1960s.

This latest offering from Porsche is available to order now (UK price is from £55,397) and will be arriving in Porsche Centres in the UK and here in Ireland in May.