With the upcoming year arrives the 2016 Porsche Cayman. The new release of the Cayman model is going to be minor facelift for the car as Porsche is used to updating their vehicles in that sort of a manner. Minor changes on the outside and on the inside are expected while more updates are actually going to happen under the hood of the car. Actually, Porsche is making all of their vehicles more fuel efficient and with less CO2 emissions, and as the Cayman and the Boxster vehicles will lead the way with these sort of updates, other cars from the Porsche roster are soon going to follow.
The first Cayman vehicle was released in 2005 and was actually a coupe version of the Boxster car initially. As it had more balanced proportions compared to the brand’s flagship mode the 911 vehicle and as it was much more affordable than the mentioned model, it quickly became a fan favorite, topping other cars from the Porsche list in sales. The first facelift was given in the 2009 model year, while an entire redesign was introduced for the 2013. The upcoming release is going to be a mid-cycle refresh for the Cayman car and will come at an already good period for the Cayman but it is going to be an appropriate fit and something that will keep the car fresh.
The pictures that were circling the net after the release announcements have been the initial next that the car was coming out, but now when more facts are available we are bringing you the complete review of the known news for the car. See what you can expect from the 2016 Porsche Cayman car and what has changed for the car. Here you can read all about the specs, engine trims and available news about the release date that come for this car.
2016 Porsche Cayman exterior
As mentioned, the car has not changes considerably and we get a similar exterior design of the 2016 Porsche Cayman compared to the last year model. As the car has been redesigned in a mayor way some 2 years ago this is going to be only a major facelift which will carry over the majority of the details to the 2016 model. It adds some new colors, gives you more wheel choices and also comes with a few new trims. The design still looks like a Boxster vehicle but manages to adopt some trademark design features that can be described as being solely the property of the Cayman. The 2016 Cayman has some angular lines and has more details than its predecessor and comes with a crisp design in the end.
The car’s highlights are of course on its front end of the vehicle It has some framed front fenders and a passenger bubble which is gently sloping towards the tail part of the car. There is a spoiler added to the back which bridges the gap between the muscular haunches and also adds a third indicator light to the back. As the aggressive design of the front fits the roofline design it makes the front end of the car lunge a bit forward. Actually the car has a more rakish appearance and a wedge like look compared to the Boxster car which is a visual trick of the designers, and we do not mind it at all as it gives off an appropriate design of the new 2016 Porsche Cayman car.
The interior of the 2016 Porsche Cayman is almost identical to its roadster sibling and looks very similar to the 911 design. It boasts with a driver orientated cabin and does have an instrument cluster which is completely devoted to the driver of the car. It does appear a bit busy at moments and does come with some clutter on it but it is straightforward enough to bring you all the necessary details to it that you might need and use.
Porsche always makes their cars’ interior filled with buttons as they are not too keen on using touchscreens all over the car and thus this design follows the same premise that Porsche holds. Even with all those hard buttons added, the Cayman manages to do well and brings driver oriented inside to perspective here.
As Porsche wanted to update its fuel efficiency and emission ratings of their cars, it is perfectly normal that some additional engine options have been added here. Thus we get the newest 2016 Porsche Cayman with no less than three different engines available. The base option is a 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder rated at 275 horsepower engine, the S trim will use a 3.4-liter flat six good for 325 horsepower; while the GTS is going to be powered by a 3.4-liter 340-hp engine version. All models will get a choice between a six-speed manual and seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmissions to which you can add a PDK and the Sport Chrono package.
The specs of every Cayman are astounding as all of the cars come with some very nice accelerations numbers. The base engine can speed up to 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, the S trim can do the same at 4.6 seconds while it takes the GTS 4.5 seconds to reach the 60 mph mark.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 1.4 in. (97.4 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 4.4 in. (172.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.9 in. (70.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 48 ft³
Cargo volume: 9.7 cu.ft. (max. 15.0 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 2888 lbs.
Top Speed: 177 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 20/30 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Racing Yellow, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Sapphire Blue Metallic, White, Guards Red, Jet Black Metallic, Lime Gold Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Price and release date
The vehicle will be released on the market next year. It was back at the beginning of the year when the spy photos of the 2016 Porsche Cayman were out and when the car was first spotted. It took some time for Porsche to “confess” that a new model car was on its way and finally we will received the release date which schedules the Cayman ready for sale in February. The base price for the standard trim level is 52,600 USD, while the base MSRP pricing for other trim levels is 64,100 USD for the S, 75,200 USD for the GTS and an astounding base price of 84,600 USD for the GT4 level.
Expect more of the same or rather similar characteristics form the rivals as the differences can be quite small. Consider the 2016 Infiniti Q60, 2017 Nissan 370Z and 2017 Porsche 911 as the most notable rivals in the segment.