The Porsche product/brand department certainly have their game face on at the moment. Not only are they forging forward at a pace that belies their recent financial predicament, they are kicking out some stunning metal, that is getting their current and new customer base super excited. However, Porsche 918′s and GT3 RS 4.0 aside, they still need to generate the $$ required to keep the wheels greased. What better way to do that than role out a sexy special edition?
So welcome to the fray a suitably evil looking, murdered out Cayman S, known as the Black Edition. See below for the official Press Release spelling out the ins and outs of the car.
The next step up from the Cayman S is known as the Cayman S Black Edition. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart is bringing the mid-engine coupé to market in a special edition limited to 500 units boasting even better performance and especially lavish equipment specification. The Cayman S Black Edition is powered by a 3.4 litre six-cylinder boxer engine with power output increased by 10 hp to 330 hp at 7,400 rpm (an additional 200 rpm). The maximum torque remains unchanged at 370 Newton metres at 4,750 rpm.
The extra power results directly into a performance increase of the all black two-seater. The acceleration time from nought to 100 km/h is improved by a tenth of a second to 5.1 seconds with the six-gear manual transmission and to 5.0 seconds with the standard Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) respectively. Equipped with the optional Sport Chrono package, a mere 4.8 seconds are required if the Launch Control is activated. The Cayman S Black Edition’s top speed is two kilometres per hour faster than that of the Cayman S – 279 km/h with the manual transmission and 277 km/h with the PDK respectively.
The Cayman S Black Edition is not just more sportily agile in terms of its longitudinal dynamics but laterally as well. Among other factors, this is attributable to the Boxster Spyder wheels in black, which with a diameter of 19 inches are not just one inch bigger than the standard Cayman S wheels but are also half an inch wider than the optional 19 inch wheels on the Cayman S. The tyre sizes fitted are 235/35 ZR 19s on the front axle and 265/35 ZR 19s on the rear axle.
With its comprehensive and particularly high-quality equipment, the Cayman S Black Edition also caters for exceedingly exacting demands. For example, Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights are just as much part of the basic specification as are automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor. Driver and front seat passenger sit on black partial leather seats with Porsche crest on the headrests; climate control ensures a comfortable temperature. The driver pilots the Cayman Black Edition by means of a Sport Design steering wheel, the cruise control makes driving at constant speed a more comfortable and economical experience.
The colour scheme of the limited edition sports coupé is consistent to the smallest detail: the dashboard trim is black as are the gear lever/selector trim and the instrument dials in the instrument cluster. The door entry guards emblazoned with the lettering “Black Edition” are made of stainless steel; the glove compartment lid bears the badge proclaiming the limited edition status. Equipped with Sound Package Plus, the Cayman S Black Edition’s infotainment systems are controlled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM). This also includes, for example, the navigation module and universal audio interface (AUX, USB, iPod). Mobile phone integration is already enabled. In all, the Cayman S Black Edition features the Porsche Comfort, Infotainment and Design packages, offering an attractive price.
The Cayman S Black Edition can be ordered as of now with a basic retail price of 62,748 USD in the GCC markets with first deliveries from September 2011.