The new Porsche Cayman S Black Edition combines performance and style, with a 3.4-litre flat-six engine tuned to deliver 330 hp, distinctive 19" alloy wheels finished in black and a luxurious interior. Production is limited to 500 examples worldwide, and UK sales begin in September 2011.
The extra power is produced at 7,400 rpm (an additional 200 rpm vs the standard car), while the maximum torque remains unchanged at 370Nm at 4,750 rpm. This extra horsepower feeds directly through into the performance of the all-black mid-engined two-seater. Acceleration from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) is improved by a tenth of a second to 5.1 seconds with the six-speed manual transmission, and to 5.0 seconds with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) respectively. With the Launch Control activated on the PDK Sport Chrono package option, acceleration improves further to 4.8 seconds.
The top speed of the Porsche Cayman S Black Edition is just over one mph faster than that of the Cayman S - 173 mph (279 km/h) with the manual transmission and 172 mph (277 km/h) with PDK. In line with the Porsche Intelligent Performance principles, fuel consumption of the Porsche Cayman S Black Edition remains identical to that of the standard car, despite the increase in horsepower.
The Porsche Cayman S Black Edition features as standard Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights, together with automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor.
The Porsche Cayman S Black Edition costs from £50,420 (67,807 euro in Germany including VAT) and is on sale in the UK from September 2011. Customers will also be able to explore the potential of their new car by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.