We are requested not to refer to Porsche's latest sports car as a Boxster coupe. Zuffenhausen's marketing gurus insist their new mid-engined two-seater is a stand-alone model, positioned in performance and price between the Boxster S roadster and Carrera coupe. It's so distinctive, they opine, that it deserves a new label. Meet the Cayman S.
Drive Flashback: 2006 Porsche Cayman S
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By Chris Chilton. They usually are, but in Porsche's defence there's slightly more to the Cayman than simply the addition of a tin top. The rear track is wider, the kerb weight down by 5kg and the engine offers 3. Or at least that was the case when we first drove the car.
2006 Porsche Cayman
The Porsche is the internal designation for the second generation Porsche Boxster sports car. It made its debut at the Paris Motor Show alongside the new and went on sale in The was the second generation Boxster model, but remained very similar to the previous generation. The most obvious styling change is to the headlights, which now have a profile similar to those of the Carrera GT , Porsche's mid-engined supercar. The intake vents on the sides of the Boxster are now larger, with more pronounced horizontal slats and are coloured metallic silver, irrespective of the paint colour on the rest of the car.
However, the Boxster's convertible-only body style and lesser power always ensured a significant image and performance gap between it and the Especially as Porsche engineers continuously improve the 's handling with each modern iteration. So when Porsche announced the production of a faster, hardtop version of the Boxster called the Cayman S, we took notice.