There are some impressive improvements to this already potent vehicle. Weight is down 30kg, the body has been stiffened by 40% and the engines have been updated too. There are still two motors available – the smaller unit has been reduced in capacity from 2.9 litres to 2.7, but now has a 10bhp higher peak power than its ancestor at 275bhp. The larger 3.4 litre engine in the Cayman S now produces a peak 325bhp.
There is an option of either 6 speed manual transmission, or 7 speed PDK double-clutch semi-automatic transmission. Other changes include larger wheels, more powerful brakes, a longer wheelbase to improve stability and updates to the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV). The interior has also been transformed and the Cayman really looks fantastic inside as well as out.
With no back seats the Cayman is not exactly the most family-friendly car, but for a dad looking for something to put a smile on his face at the weekend it’s certainly one of the best options around.