The Porsche Cayman base model, new for the 2007 model year, was powered by a 2.7-liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine that produced 245 horsepower. The engine was located beh...
The Porsche Cayman base model, new for the 2007 model year, was powered by a 2.7-liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine that produced 245 horsepower. The engine was located behind the passenger compartment but ahead of the rear axle, hence the Cayman's designation as a mid-engined vehicle.
A five-speed manual transmission was standard on the base Cayman, while optional transmissions included a six-speed manual or a five-speed Tiptronic automatic, which came with a gate that enabled the driver to shift manually, depending on driving conditions.
Standard features for the Cayman were extensive, and include air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, leather seats, dual front and side airbags, cruise control, a trip computer, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power exterior mirrors, and an AM/FM stereo system with a CD player.
Other features included traction control, stability control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and 18-inch alloy wheels with performance tires.
Drivers noted that the Cayman compared favorably with a number of other exotic sports cars, including models from Ferrari and Aston Martin, elevating the Cayman to high status indeed. The car's handling, acceleration, interior, exterior design, engine note, and both manual and automatic transmissions all received high marks from drivers. On the downside, drivers noted that visibility out the rear was poor, and that power was lacking at the low end.