Porsche Cayman S Black Edition arrives this summer

Andross Moonah - CAP staff
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Porsche's Cayman S is an accomplished sports car that's popular yet with an exclusive, almost exotic image. This summer, Porsche plans to bring that image even further upscale by releasing a special trim dubbed Cayman S Black Edition.

The 2012 Cayman S Black Edition benefits from an increase of 10 horsepower over the normal Cayman S; that makes for a total of 330 horsepower. Like all Caymans, the Black Edition's 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine features direct fuel injection and is mid-mounted for optimal handling.

When equipped with Porsche's PDK dual clutch transmission, the Cayman S Black Edition is claimed to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) in 4.6 seconds and has a top track speed of 172 mph (276 km/h). This is attainable through the use of Porsche's optional Sport Chrono Package.

In addition to the impressive speed figures, the Cayman S Black Edition with PDK paddle-shift actuated sequential transmission earns an estimated EPA fuel economy rating of 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway; the equivalent to 11.76 and 8.11 L/100km respectively. When equipped with the six-speed manual, the EPA rates it at 19  in the city and 26 on the highway, or the equivalent of 12.4 and 9.0 L/100km respectively. Additionally, top speed with the manual gearbox improves slightly to 173 mph (278 km/h).

As the name implies, the Cayman S Black Edition is only available in black and features black 19-inch wheels with tires that measure 235/35ZR19 at the front and 265/35ZR19 at the rear. Black is dominant in the interior too, but aluminum and stainless steel is used to accent the cabin.

The Cayman S Black Edition has Bi-Xenon headlights and an optional infotainment package that includes a touch-screen communication system called Porsche Communication Management, navigation, a Bose surround-sound system, and XM Satellite Radio.

The 2012 Cayman S Black Edition has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of US $67,500 USD ($64,948 CAD at the time of writing).

Only 500 Cayman S Black Editions will be built and they will go on sale later this summer.
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Topics: Sports Coupe, Porsche, 2012, Cayman S Black Edition, $75,000 - $99,999,

Organizations: S Black, Porsche

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