The 2009 Porsche Cayman is a two-door, two-passenger sports coupe that offers fantastic levels of performance. The base Cayman features a 2.9L six-cylinder engine producing 265 hp which is connected to a six-speed manual. The even more spirited Cayman S is powered by a larger 3.4L six-cylinder engine making 320 hp. Optional on both trims is Porsche's all new PDK seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The list of 2009 Porsche Cayman standard features includes HID headlights, heated seats, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.Read more Read less
For 2009, the Porsche Cayman gets updated styling, including minor body changes as well as optional dynamic directional bi-xenon headlights and new taillights utilizing rows of small LED lamps. A new 2.9L 265-horsepower flat six replaces last year's 245-horsepower 2.7L unit, while the S returns with a its 3.4-liter six, now rated at 320 horsepower. A new 7-speed double-clutch automatic gearbox is available, known as the Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (or PDK), while a conventional 6-speed manual is standard. Bluetooth is now optional, as are steering wheel-mounted controls for the audio and hands-free system. A new navigation system is also available, along with a full-function iPod jack. The Sport Chrono Package returns this year, and when ordered on a PDK-equipped example, includes a new launch control system.
Terrific performance; cutting-edge styling; lots of cargo space; available luxury features.
The 2009 Porsche Cayman, which is closely related to the Boxster roadster, offers a sophisticated sports car experience for less money than Porsche's flagship 911. It is also more practical than most other comparable coupes, with respectable seating comfort and impressive cargo space.