Built for driving enthusiasts, the 2014 Porsche Cayman sets a new standard for performance with a longer wheelbase, new chassis and reduced weight. On the heels of the new 911 Carrera and Boxster, this completely redeveloped two-seater is now the third Porsche sports car to use new lightweight body construction technology recently developed by Porsche. The new Cayman is up to 60 pounds lighter, depending on specific model and equipment, and when equipped with the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), the Cayman has a U.S. EPA highway label fuel economy value of 32 mpg, despite an increase in power and torque.
New proportions, prominent lines, a longer wheelbase, shorter overhangs, and larger wheels with a larger overall tire diameter visually reflect the enhanced performance of the new Cayman. Styling cues have been sharpened and are marked by precise lines and sculpted edges that complement the lowered, lengthened profile. The base of the windshield has been pulled forward while the roofline now extends further rearward. The new beltline, rising sharply from the headlamps and continuing through the rear fenders, incorporates the side-view mirrors and epitomizes the more aggressive demeanor of the Cayman. Tapered recesses in both doors channel air into the intakes, a visual indication of the car’s mid-engine orientation and a functional necessity for maximum engine breathing.