Is The New Cayman Really That Good?
Chris Harris seems to think so…
When Porsche first launched the Cayman model back in 2006, it was well received by enthusiasts. Some even stated that the car was better balanced, thanks in large part to its mid-engine design. Others went so far as to say that the car would actually be better than the 911 if Porsche would just give it enough horsepower.
Fast forward seven years and the next-generation Porsche Cayman is set to arrive in dealer showrooms within the next few months. The all-new 2013 Porsche Cayman will be powered by a 2.7 liter 275 hp engine that, coupled with the Sport Chrono package, will be capable of a 0-60 mph time of just 5.1 seconds. As good as that sounds things get much better in the new Porsche Cayman S model that will be powered by a 3.4 liter engine producing 325 hp and is capable of a 0-60 mph time of just 4.4 seconds (when coupled with the PDK transmission and the Sports Chrono package).
In this video, Automotive Journalist Chris Harris reviews the new 2013 Porsche Cayman S.
While we are not surprised by his admiration of the new Cayman, we are surprised by how good he really thinks it is. The change to electronically actuated steering has come with some regret by enthusiasts, but has earned the respect of drivers who have had the opportunity to experience it in the new Boxster, and Harris talks more about it here in this review.