• Porsche Cayman

    Porsche Cayman -

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  • Porsche Cayman

    Porsche Cayman -

    Image courtesy of Porsche

Key facts

2012 Porsche Cayman information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4380 mm
How heavy?
1310 kg
What size engine?
2.7 litre, 2706 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Flat
How much power?
275 PS / 271 bhp / 202 kW @ 7400 rpm
How much torque?
290 Nm / 214 / 29.6 kgm @ 4500-6500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 5.7 s
How fast?
266 km/h, 165 mph
How economical?
11.4/6.3/8.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined (EU4)
What carbon dioxide emissions?
192.0 CO2 g/km


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2012 Porsche Cayman technical specifications


The Cayman is a motor vehicle from Porsche, with rear wheel drive, a mid located engine and a 2 door coupé body style.
Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 2.7 litre naturally aspirated dry-sumped 6 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 271 bhp (275 PS/202 kW) at 7400 rpm and 290 N·m (214 lb·ft/29.6 kgm) at 4500-6500 rpm respectively. Lubrication is of the dry sump-type.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission.
Its claimed kerb weight is 1310 kg.
The Porsche Cayman is said to be able to attain a top speed of 266 km/h (165 mph), officially stated fuel consumption figures are 11.4/6.3/8.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined (EU4), and carbon dioxide emissions are 192.0 g/km.
2012 Porsche Cayman data
2012 Porsche Cayman data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2475 97.4
Track/tread (front) 1526 60.1
Track/tread (rear) 1540 60.6
Length 4380 172.4
Width 1801 70.9
Height 1295 51
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight 1310 kg 2888 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 64 litres 14.1 UK Gal 16.9 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.3
Frontal area 2.00
CdA 0.60
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Porsche
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 6
Capacity 2.7 litre
2706 cc
(165.13 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 72.5 mm
3.5 × 2.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.23
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 275 PS (271 bhp) (202 kW)
at 7400 rpm
Specific output 100.1 bhp/litre
1.64 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 290 Nm (214 ft·lb) (29.6 kgm)
at 4500-6500 rpm
Specific torque 107.17 Nm/litre
1.3 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 12.5:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1346.7 kPa (195.3 psi)
Maximum RPM 7800 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 451 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 5.7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 266 km/h (165 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 209.75 PS/g
154.26 kW/g
206.87 bhp/ton
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.48 kg/kW
10.83 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 11.4/6.3/8.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined (EU4)
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km11.4/6.3/8.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre8.8/15.9/12.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG24.8/44.8/34.4 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG20.6/37.3/28.7 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 192.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 190.24 g/km
VED band (UK) J
CO2 Effizienz (DE) G
Engine position mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.MS.CS.
Wheel size front 8J x 18
Wheel size rear 9J x 18
Tyres front 235/45 ZR 18
Tyres rear 265/45 ZR 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 315 mm
Rear brake diameter 299 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.84
Final drive ratio 3.89
general ID296615
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Porsche Cayman added 2012-11-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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