Porsche Cayman S Is No “Porsche Lite”

Throwing curves is a successful design approach and apparently part of the marketing plan at Porsche. When they introduced SUVs and four-door models the Porsche purists howled and skeptics questioned the viability these products, only to be proven wrong when they become runaway successes.

The latest unexpected pleasure from Porsche is the new Porsche Cayman S. There is no dismissing the Cayman S as the Porsche light model. With a base price of about $64,000 and available well equipped between for $75,000 to $100,000 – the Cayman certainly has the value head start on the 911.

And the Cayman lives up to the Porsche name at every benchmark of sports car gravitas starting with the mid-engine format that gives the car such great handling and playful appeal. The newly refined profile of the Cayman S sports the familiar Porsche sloping hood and front fascia and those sexy hips over the rear wheels.

With a lively 3.4-liter H6 325 horsepower engine, delivering rear wheel drive power by way of a seven-speed dual-clutch sequential manual transmission, at the wheel the Cayman S is light and agile with plenty of power in the high-speed straightaways.

This George Polgar of GT Marketing for KYW News Radio.