Long Island City Porsche Cayman | Queens Car Dealer
What’s not to love about a Porsche Cayman? Every bit a race car, with over- the top response and handling, competition-grade brakes and thundering flat-6 engines that make every road a potential racetrack – the Cayman is a thrilling driving automobile. As the 911 has evolved in size and amenity, the Cayman has taken the Porsche tradition of high performance onto its compact and agile shoulders. The two-seat Porsche Cayman sports car has a similar midengine platform to the Boxster but offers an even more sharp driving experience due to a stiffer structure. Cayman features sleek exterior craftsmanship and design and a sumptuous interior; add it all up, and it is tough to improve on the Porsche Cayman.
The first-generation Cayman was manufactured from 2006-’12 model years. Based on the iconic Boxster, in 2006 the Cayman S model was brought to market, followed by the base Cayman model in 2007. By 2009 the Cayman roster was already being tweaked; there were some exterior design alterations, but with Porsche, the exciting changes are almost always under the hood. The most significant change was the introduction of the PDK transmission, which replaced the incumbent Tiptronic. (When looking to purchase a used Porsche, experts have found the PDK superior, but if you don’t mind taking on the shift work, a pre-2009 Cayman is still an awesome purchase) The base Cayman received an enhanced engine, now offering a 2.9-liter flat-6 with 265 hp, while the Cayman S added direct injection to its 3.4-liter engine, resulting in a robust 320 hp. The available navigation system got a contemporary makeover, exhibiting a bigger display and more intuitive use, and luxury appointments like ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, an iPod interface and satellite radio were offered for the first time.
For the generation’s 2012 swan song, two special-edition models with 330 hp were brought to market: the Black Edition (with a blacked-out color scheme and extra luxury amenities) and the Cayman R (with a lowered suspension, lightweight seats, and limited feature availability). The Cayman took a year off in 2013 but has returned for 2014-15. There are three trim levels for the current Cayman: base, S, and GTS. The base Cayman is outfitted with a 2.7-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine (“flat-6”) which produces 275 horsepower. The Cayman S is motivated by its 325 hp/ 3.4-liter flat-6, while the GTS’s 3.4-liter flat-6 generates 340 hp. A six-speed manual transmission is standard across the lineup, with Porsche’s seven-speed dual clutch automated manual (known as PDK) offered as an option. Fuel economy is impressive for sports cars, as all models can achieve 30 mpg or more on the highway.
When looking for a quality pre-owned Porsche sports car, the Cayman is a winner on all fronts, deriving inspiration from the classics and providing it at a price that is sure to make you smile. Whether you choose the latest Cayman or one of its gracefully aging forbears, you’ll be getting one of the very values for a truly pure sports car. Experts agree that the Caymans were built to consistently hit a high bar – as Edmunds.com gushes, “We’ve run out of synonyms for ‘awesome’. “ So enjoy your test drive and choose with confidence. Major World is proud to offer quality pre-owned Porsche vehicles, as well as thousands of other fantastic brands. Come into our Long Island City showroom today to see for yourself.