June 19, 2013

Porsche India launches the new Cayman S @ Rs. 92.27 lakh

Porsche India is celebrating the launch of the new Cayman S in the country. The two-seater has been completely revamped - it is lower and longer, lighter and faster, more efficient and more powerful than ever. A longer wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels enhance
the driving performance of the mid-engine sports car to an unparalleled level in its competitive class.

"Ever since its international debut, the Cayman has been applauded for its excellent handling and performance. In fact, along with the Boxster, the model won the coveted 2013 World Performance Car award this March. It is built for driving through bends like few other sports cars and offers an outstanding sports car experience combined with the practicality of everyday driving," said Anil Reddi, Director of Porsche India.

The new Cayman is - after the 911 Carrera and Boxster - the third sports car model from Porsche to feature innovative lightweight body design with mixed aluminium-steel construction. Porsche's latest model is up to 30 kg lighter, depending on the specific model and equipment, and consumes up to 15 per cent less fuel per 100 km than the predecessor - despite higher engine and driving performance.

The Cayman S is available with a 3.4-litre flat-six cylinder engine developing 325 hp, rear-wheel drive and seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission as an option. When equipped with PDK, it accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds (4.7 seconds with optional Sport Chrono package) and attains a top speed of 281 km/h.

The PDK shifts without any interruption in propulsive power and it enables faster sprints and better fuel economy.

The new Cayman S has a Sport button as standard that lets the driver choose between sport-oriented tuning and comfortable tuning that is optimised for fuel efficiency. In Sport mode, the electronic engine management system makes the engine respond even snappier, with more direct dynamic response of the engine.

Looking at the exterior design, the sport coupe is more distinctive than ever. The new model features an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs. The standard 19-inch Cayman S wheels give it not only a sportier appeal but also better lateral stability and handling properties.

The car's styling is marked by precise lines and razor-sharp sculpted edges. They emphasise the vehicle's low, extended silhouette with the windscreen shifted forward and the roof line that reaches far back. Typical of the more advanced styling is the shoulder line, which runs from the wings towards the rear side panels. Especially expressive and characteristic are the dynamic recesses in the doors, which guide induction air into the distinctive air scoops on the rear side panels and then directly to the engine.

From the front end, the new Cayman is marked by its dominant cooling air inlets, which increase in size towards the sides of the car. Integrated in them are the round front lights with four-point daytime running lights or position lights - an unmistakable identifying feature of the new Cayman. Just as unique to the new generation of the sport coupe are the large, low rear lid made of aluminium and the rear section with its wrap-around edges. Mounted directly to the rear lid is the thin blade of the rear spoiler, which - in contrast to that of the Boxster - is higher and deploys at a steeper angle.

The interior of the new Cayman continues along the lines of current Porsche sports car design and adds value to the sport coupe. For the first time, a high-end Burmester sound system can be optionally ordered which is individually tuned for the sport coupe. A host of other new and optional features that overcome class boundaries are available for customers who wish to individualise their car, including bi-colour leather packages that create an especially exclusive ambience inside.

The new Porsche Cayman S is available for order.. It is priced at:
Rs. 9,227,905 (ex-showroom Maharashtra)
Rs. 9,399,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).


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