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    Cayman S Black Edition

    http://www.porsche.com/microsite/black-edition/uk.aspx?model=cayman

    As far aas special editions go, it's not really very special!


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    987 Boxster & New VW Scirocco


    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    Here's the official press announcement:


    The next step up from the Cayman S is known as the Cayman S Black Edition: Starting in July 2011, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is bringing the mid-engine coupé to market in a special edition limited to 500 units boasting even better performance and especially lavish equipment specification. The Cayman S Black Edition is powered by a 3.4 litre six-cylinder boxer engine with power output increased by 10 hp (7 kW) to 330 hp (243 kW) at 7,400 rpm (an additional 200 rpm). The maximum torque remains unchanged at 370 Newton metres at 4,750 rpm. 

    The extra power feeds directly through into the performance of the all black two-seater. The acceleration times from nought to 100 km/h (62 mph) are improved by a tenth of a second to 5.1 seconds with the six-gear manual transmission and to 5.0 seconds with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) respectively. A mere 4.8 seconds are required if the Launch Control is activated on the Sport Chrono package, available as an option. The Cayman S Black Edition’s top speed is two kilometres per hour (1.24 mph) faster than that of the Cayman S – 279 km/h (173 mph) with the manual transmission and 277 km/h (172 mph) with the PDK respectively.

    The Cayman S Black Edition is not just more sportily agile in terms of its longitudinal dynamics but laterally as well. Among other factors, this is attributable to the Boxster Spyder wheels in black, which with a diameter of 19 inches are not just one inch bigger than the standard Cayman S wheels but are also half an inch wider than the optional 19 inch wheels on the Cayman S. The tyre sizes fitted are 235/35 ZR 19s on the front axle and 265/35 ZR 19s on the rear axle.

    With its comprehensive and particularly high-quality equipment, the Cayman S Black Edition also caters for exceedingly exacting demands. For example, Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights are just as much part of the basic specification as are automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor. Driver and front seat passenger sit on black partial leather seats with Porsche crest on the headrests; climate control ensures a comfortable temperature. The driver pilots the Cayman Black Edition by means of a Sport Design steering wheel, the cruise control makes driving at constant speed a more comfortable and economical experience.

    The colour scheme of the limited edition sports coupé is consistent to the smallest detail: the dashboard trim is black as are the gear lever/selector trim and the instrument dials in the instrument cluster. The door entry guards emblazoned with the lettering “Black Edition” are made of stainless steel; the glove compartment lid bears the badge proclaiming the limited edition status. Equipped with Sound Package Plus, the Cayman S Black Edition’s infotainment systems are controlled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM). This also includes, for example, the navigation module and universal audio interface (AUX, USB, iPod). Mobile phone integration is already enabled. In all, the Cayman S Black Edition features the Porsche Comfort, Infotainment and Design packages, offering a price reduction into the bargain.

    With country-specific equipment, the Cayman S Black Edition costs 67,807 euro in Germany including VAT. 

     

    You may be right, not that special but still not a bad deal either.

    As a little side note: My dealer currently sells a brand new Boxster Spyder at 69000 EUR(new price tag over 83000). Apparently Porsche really has problems to move these cars right now, especially with the 991 closing in and many people learning, that the next Boxster/Cayman(?) generation is coming next year.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    Ah, well... I'm holding out for the Cayman S ' Chartreuse' edition. Then I will deftly slam my money down!

     


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    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    The Boxster Spyder is seriously flawed due to the design of the top. It makes it totally impractical. The dealer here has had one on the showroom floor for months now...

    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    KMM,

    There were a few brought to the middle east, but last i heard they never sold 'em and they are still sitting in a showroom somewhere in the UAE. The main reason was the lack of AC, in an environment that sits between 45-50 degrees Celsius for 6 months of the year! Oh, but wait, you can retrofit or specially order one with AC!... only they didn't do that!

     


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    Current steeds in the stable include: Porsche 996/911 (2004) '40 Jahre' Anniversary - 363bhp, Porsche-VW 914 (1973) 1.7 - 78bhp, Volkswagen Tiguan (2008) 2.0TFSi - 200bhp, Volkswagen Touareg (2009) V6 - 280bhp, Volkswagen Golf Mk3 (1993) VR6 - 189bhp


    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    I never understood the Boxster Spyder to be honest. The roof construction is way too complicated, it takes a real pro from Porsche around 15 minutes to mount it, a regular customer would need at least 20-25 minutes, if not more. This is ridiculous.

    Why not rip-off every single comfort feature from a regular Boxster S, add PCCB and the "real" carbon sport bucket seats from the GT2 RS to it and add some 20-30 horses more? This would have been a blast to drive. Or just a plain Boxster S without any comfort features and without any noise dampening material with 20-30 horses more?

    The Spyder may be the sportiest Porsche so far(yes, it drives like a go-kart) but it is less practical than a GT3 RS. So why buy it?!


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    RC:

     

    The Spyder may be the sportiest Porsche so far(yes, it drives like a go-kart) but it is less practical than a GT3 RS. So why buy it?!

     Because it is much cheaper Smiley

    Christian,

    I agree with your ultimate Boxster receipe. BUT clever Porsche marketing thought other way around SmileySmiley


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    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    RC:

    I never understood the Boxster Spyder to be honest. The roof construction is way too complicated, it takes a real pro from Porsche around 15 minutes to mount it, a regular customer would need at least 20-25 minutes, if not more. This is ridiculous.

    It doesn't take that long once you get the hang of it. Watch this Porsche video.



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    "Form follows function"


    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    The guy you see in the video has done this over 70 times according to one of our sources.

    A typical Porsche employee(factory) needs up to 15 minutes, an unexperienced customer(for the first 5-10 times or so) up to 25 minutes. Doing it for the very first time can take even longer. Don't believe it? Try it, you'll be surprised. Don't forget that you need to follow certain stages and the guy in the video already knows them by the book.  


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    I see what you mean.

    Effectively the Spyder is  for someone who keeps his car permanently open and properly garaged when not in use. Maybe it's OK for Southern California, or similar. I wonder how many were sold there?

     


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    Here in South Florida it can rain a torrent in less than 2 minutes and be sunny and clear a 1/4 mile away. The Spyder was a non starter, any manual top that requires stopping and exiting car is a recipe for disaster down here. RC your alternative lightweight Boxster would have made so much more sense.
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    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    I've lived in the UAE for over a year. I can't imagine anyone ordering a car for that market without A/C. This is ridiculous.

     


    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    reginos:
    RC:

    I never understood the Boxster Spyder to be honest. The roof construction is way too complicated, it takes a real pro from Porsche around 15 minutes to mount it, a regular customer would need at least 20-25 minutes, if not more. This is ridiculous.

    It doesn't take that long once you get the hang of it. Watch this Porsche video.



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    "Form follows function"


    Ha,ha, I never saw this procedure before. That MUST be a joke. Can't never ever imagine what Porsche may had thought by constructing this kind of a top.
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    Kind regards, Conny 

    Porsche 997.2 Turbo S  *  BMW X5 M
     

    Re: Cayman S Black Edition

    In my line of business, we don't make the customer work.  We do the work and try to make it as easy as possible for the customer.  It is amazing that Porsche makes the customer work like this.


     
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