2015 Porsche Cayman Review

  • Performance
    4.7 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    3.3 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.0 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    4.5 of 5.0
16 Oct 2014

Some of the most unique car designs are featured in Porsche vehicles. Be it an SUV or a supercar, Porsche comes up with amazing designs. But Porsche vehicles are not just lookers. They are beasts on the track. Their latest ride, the 2015 Porsche Cayman is a compact monster. The traditional Porsche design meets two powerful engine variants to create the Cayman. Let’s look at what Porsche is offering with the all-new Cayman:

Engine Specifications

There are two engine variants in the 2015 Porsche Cayman. Each of the engine variants produces immense power due to their unique design. One engine is focused on economy, while the other aims for performance. The first engine variant has a displacement of 2.7 liters. The aspect which makes the 2015 Porsche Cayman engine unique is the engine type. Commonly, you will find inline type or V-type engines in performance cars. But the Cayman houses a unique performance engine, known as the H-type. The second engine variant is a 3.4-liter H-type. Both engines have six cylinders.

Engine Performance

Even though both engines generate immense power, the difference in power produced is not significant. Do keep in mind the 2015 Porsche Cayman does not incorporate any turbocharger system to boost engine power. The reason why the 2015 Porsche Cayman is so powerful is it uses a direct gasoline injection system. Not only does this system make an engine more powerful, but also fuel-efficient. The 2.7-liter engine produces 275 ponies and 213 pounds of torque per feet. On the other hand, the 3.4-liter engine variant generates 325 horses and 273 pounds of torque per feet. Since the car has only been introduced, the exact gas mileage rating is not known.

Transmission Options

The transmission option across all variants of the 2015 Porsche Cayman is uniform. Since the car is meant to be a sports model, it houses a manual transmission. The transmission is a 6-speed with a dual mass flywheel. This not only provides excellent gear ratios but also seamless shafting. Quick gear shifting is essential for performance cars and this is exactly what this transmission type delivers. The 2015 Porsche Cayman is a rear-wheel drive car which makes it all the more stable and fun to drive.

Interior Styling

The best thing about the 2015 Porsche Cayman is that it is spacious. Unfortunately, it is not meant to be a family vehicle. The Cayman is only designed to seat 2 passengers, inclusive of the driver. The seats are quite comfortable for a performance car. In addition, the car offers sufficient legroom. Most cars nowadays feature a complex design in interior styling. However, the interior design of the 2015 Porsche Cayman is simple, yet elegant. Bucket seats are a standard and they are designed to provide a firm grip around corners, yet are comfortable.

Exterior Design

The thing people love about Porsche is they do not alter their design significantly. Each car they launch features a fresh appearance, but it has the distinct Porsche look. The 2015 Porsche Cayman does not have a unique design. One can easily tell that it is a Porsche but the unique accents give it a fresh appearance.

If you are single and want a car that is classy and fast, the 2015 Porsche Cayman should be at the top of your list. The car is compact which makes it easy to drive in dense traffic. The best part is that it is a Porsche and everybody loves a Porsche!