• Porsche Cayman S

    Porsche Cayman S -

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  • Porsche Cayman S

    Porsche Cayman S -

    Image courtesy of Porsche

Key facts

2012 Porsche Cayman S information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4380 mm
How heavy?
1320 kg
What size engine?
3.4 litre, 3436 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Flat
How much power?
325 PS / 320.5 bhp / 239 kW @ 7400 rpm
How much torque?
370 Nm / 273 / 37.7 kgm @ 4500-5800 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 5 s
How fast?
283 km/h, 176 mph
How economical?
12.2/6.9/8.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined (EU4)
What carbon dioxide emissions?
206.0 CO2 g/km


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2012 Porsche Cayman S technical specifications


The Porsche Cayman S is a rear wheel drive road car, with its engine mounted amidships, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell.
It's powered courtesy of a dry sumped naturally aspirated engine of 3.4 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 320.5 bhp (325 PS/239 kW) of power at 7400 rpm, and maximum torque of 370 N·m (273 lb·ft/37.7 kgm) at 4500-5800 rpm. It features dry sump-type lubrication.
A 6 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the wheels.
It weighs a claimed 1320 kg at the kerb.
Top quoted speed is 283 km/h, which equates to 176 mph, quoted fuel consumption is 12.2/6.9/8.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined (EU4), and carbon dioxide emissions are 206.0 g/km.
2012 Porsche Cayman S data
2012 Porsche Cayman S 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 1320 kg 2910 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 3.4 litre
3436 cc
(209.678 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 97 × 77.5 mm
3.82 × 3.05 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 325 PS (320.5 bhp) (239 kW)
at 7400 rpm
Specific output 93.3 bhp/litre
1.53 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 370 Nm (273 ft·lb) (37.7 kgm)
at 4500-5800 rpm
Specific torque 107.68 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) 1353.2 kPa (196.3 psi)
Maximum RPM 7800 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 572.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 283 km/h (176 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 246.18 PS/g
181.06 kW/g
242.8 bhp/ton
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.52 kg/kW
9.23 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 12.2/6.9/8.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined (EU4)
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km12.2/6.9/8.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre8.2/14.5/11.4 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG23.2/40.9/32.1 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG19.3/34.1/26.7 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 206.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 204.16 g/km
VED band (UK) K
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 19
Wheel size rear 9½J x 19
Tyres front 235/40 ZR 19
Tyres rear 265/40 ZR 19
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 330 mm
Rear brake diameter 299 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 3.89
general ID296626
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 35.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Porsche Cayman S added 2012-11-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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