2010 Porsche Cayman S Sport: Wut? 303bhp only?

2010 Porsche Cayman S Sport
2010 Porsche Cayman S Sport

Porsche has finally revealed some info on its 2010 Porsche Cayman S Sport model, which is meant to somehow increase sales of its outgoing Cayman S that seem to start stalling a bit as potential customers take that usual “let’s wait and see” stance before the inevitable arrival of the face-lifted model.




Of course, the German car manufacturer doesn’t want its investors to think that it has a problem of any sort, so the official version is the celebration of Porsche’s 60th Anniversary.

The car, as CarTribe predicted, is priced at £49,890 (I hope, in the rest of the continent the price will be the same but with the € or even the $ sign to the left) and features Porsche Active Stability Management (PASM) system, two-tone body/wheel color scheme, ground clearance lowered by 10mm (about 3/8″) and a 303bhp engine.

With the vehicle’s curb weight of 1400 kilograms, it gives us a power to weight ratio of 4.6 kilograms per horse power: almost twice as that of the gorgeous 2008 BMW M3 E92 coupe that tips the scales at 1580 kilograms, but features a 4.0-liter V8 engine rated at 414 bhp.

Of course, given the Cayman’s lower mass and the brand’s reputation for designing and building almost ideal suspensions, the Porsche may be more fun to drive on winding roads, but you probably won’t feel yourself particularly comfortable when that overweight Bimmer will get you on every part of the track long enough for its driver to rev the engine to the red zone.

Photo: CarTribe.co.uk

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