Porsche Cayman 987 Parts

The Cayman S fastback coupe was unveiled and then went on sale in 2005. However, the base followed a year later in 2006. The Boxster (second generation) and the Cayman share a similar mid-engine platform, as well as several components like the fenders, headlights, taillights, the interior’s front part and doors.

The Styling of the Cayman had taken cues from the 904 Coupe, the 356/1 and the 500 Coupe. The hatchback makes accessing luggage easy both in the back and the top of the engine cover. The Cayman shares the same suspension design with the Boxster, the only difference being a slightly stiffer chassis with a fixed roof.

Engine and Performance

The Cayman S came equipped with a pretty beefy 3.4-litre flat-six which mated with a 6-speed manual transmission. The version with a 2.7-litre engine came with a 5-speed transmission, which was also standard across the Cayman’s base model. The higher-end S model came with an electronically operated 5-Speed Tiptronic transmission.

Facelift in 2009

The final facelift was in February 2009. Again the base engine’s displacement was increased to 2.9-litres, with the Cayman S receiving a slightly tweaked direct injection engine. Both models got a slight 9hp power bump compared to their roadster counterparts.

Porsche Cayman’s Success

In 2012 the Porsche Cayman was given a lightweight upgrade, and an engine that produced 330-hp labelled the Cayman R. The new ‘R’ as it was called was 121 pounds lighter than the ‘S’ if it were equipped with the same six-speed manual shifter.

Interestingly the car was without a radio or AC for that matter, unusual for a premium sports car. However, the compromise was made to keep the vehicle light, but those who wanted it could get them for free. Porsche also introduced their ‘aero package’ which included a limited-slip differential, a fixed rear spoiler, along with aluminium door panels, 19-inch wheels and a cloth interior.