After the Boxster S Black Edition and the Carrera Black Edition , Porsche has launched the third model in the Black Edition series. It is called the Cayman S Black Edition and will be limited to only 500 units. The new model will go on sale this July and will be priced at $67,500 on the US market.
Like with the other Black Edition models, the new Cayman S Black Edition will be offered with an extra 10 HP under the hood that will push the Cayman in terms of performance. The Cayman’s top speed is increased by 1.24 mph to 172 mph with the PDK and the 0 to 60 mph is improved by a tenth of a second leaving it at 5.0 seconds with the PDK. Not a heart-stopping improvement, but an improvement nonetheless.
The new Cayman S Black Edition will be distinguished by black exterior paint combined with black 19 inch wheels and black partial leather and dashboard trim on the interior.
Updated 08/09/2011: Porsche has unveiled a new promotional video for the special edition Cayman S Black Edition in which they prove that some things need to be black. Enjoy!
Hit the jump to read more about the Porsche Cayman S Black Edition.
Exterior and Interior
Like with all the other Black Edition models, the new Cayman S Black Edition will be offered with black exterior paint combined with 19" black wheels. The exterior package will also add Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights.
The interior of the Black Edition will get black partial leather on the driver and passenger seats, climate control, a Sport Design steering wheel, and cruise control. The dashboard will also be offered in black, while the door entry guards will be emblazoned with "Black Edition" lettering made of stainless steel. The Sound Package Plus will add Porsche Communication Management (PCM), a navigation module, and a universal audio interface (AUX, USB, iPod).
Under the hood, the new special edition Cayman S Black edition will use a 3.4 liter six-cylinder boxer engine with an increase of 10 HP. This brings the total output to 330 HP at 7,400 rpm, while peak torque remains unchanged at 272 lb-ft at 4,750 rpm.
The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be improved by a tenth of a second to 5.1 seconds with the six-gear manual transmission and to 5.0 seconds with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK). Top speed has also been increased by 1.24 mph: 173 mph with the manual transmission and 172 mph with the PDK .
The new Cayman S Black Edition will go on sale July 2011, and will be priced starting at $67,500 on the US market. There will only be 500 units built.
With such a miniscule change in power output and performance, the Cayman S Black Edition will have to face the standard Cayman S’ usual competitors like the Audi TTS and the base version of the Chevrolet Corvette .
On the US market, the Audi TTS is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged, in-line four-cylinder engine with an output of 265 HP and is priced from $47,000. The Chevrolet Corvette is on sale with prices starting from $49,000 and customers will have the possibility of choosing from several engines delivering between 430 HP up to 638 HP. Both of these options are much cheaper than the Porsche Cayman S Black Edition, but the Porsche brings the highly acclaimed title of being a special edition Porsche.
- Special edition Porsches are always a bonus
- More powerful engine
- Comes in limited edition
- More expensive than competition