According to Porsche, the next step up from the Cayman S is known as the Cayman S Black Edition. The Germans are bringing the mid-engine coupé to market in a special edition limited to 500 units. The Cayman S Black Edition is powered by a 3.4 liter six-cylinder boxer engine with power output increased by 10hp to 330hp at 7,400rpm, an additional 200rpm. The maximum torque remains unchanged at 370 Newton meters at 4,750rpm.
The extra power feeds directly through into the performance of the all black two-seater. The acceleration times from nought to 100km/h 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 faster than that of the Cayman S – 279km/h with the manual transmission and 277km/h with the PDK respectively.
The Cayman S Black Edition has 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.
Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights are 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. Other standard options are the climate control, Sport Design steering wheel and cruise control.
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 has a badge stating the limited edition status. Equipped with Sound Package Plus, the Cayman S Black Edition’s infotainment systems are controlled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
With country-specific equipment, the Cayman S Black Edition costs 67,807 euro in Germany including VAT.