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VIDEO: Porsche Cayman – Mid-Engine Layout Explained

December 21, 2011 by  
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The Porsche Cayman R represents one of the biggest values in sports cars available today. It’s powered by a tuned-up 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine that develops 330 hp. In the standard configuration it transmits its power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox that propels the car from 0 to 62 mph in 5.0 seconds. Or there is the option of the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) that reduces its acceleration time to 4.9 seconds. The mid-engine design of the Cayman provides superior handling characteristics.

The success of the mid-engine model Porsche goes back 15 years with the introduction of the Porsche Boxster.

Watch Porsche’s Chief Driving Consultant Gordon Robertson explain the benefits of the Porsche Cayman’s layout as he explores the nuances of the car’s handling and balance.