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The Porsche Cayman is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive 2-seat sports car produced by Porsche AG of Germany. First launched in the 2006 model year, the Cayman is a coupe derived from Porsche's second generation Boxster convertible. Like the Boxster, most Caymans were assembled in Finland for Porsche by Valmet Automotive the rest are assembled in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Germany. Porsche's Deputy Chairman, Holger P. Haerter stated that their contract with Valmet Automotive will end in 2012, and the Cayman's production will be outsourced to Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik of Graz, Austria. Panorama, 2008. More recently, as Volkswagen assumed ultimate control of Porsche AG, that agreement fell through, and the production of both Caymans and Boxsters after 2012 will be in the former Karmann plant in Osnabruck, Germany, now owned by Volkswagen and used for production of the new 2012 Golf Cabriolet.

Development and first generation

After two years of development, the first model of the coupe to be released was the Cayman S. Photographs and technical details were released in May 2005, but the public unveiling did not take place until the September Frankfurt Motor Show. The S suffix for Sport or Special indicated that this was a higher perf-ormance version of a then unreleased normal model. That model, the Cayman , went on sale in July 2006. A motorsport-tuned model, the Cayman RS, is rumored to have been tested at the Nurburgring that same year.

The Cayman coupe project 987c and the second generation Boxster convertible project 987 shared the same mid-engined platform and many components, including the front fenders and trunk lid, side doors, headlights, taillights and forward portion of the interior. The design of the Cayman's body incorporates styling cues from two classic Porsches; the 550 Coupe and the 904 Coupe. Unlike the Boxster, the Cayman has a large hatchback for access to luggage areas on top of and in the back of the engine cover. The suspension design is fundamentally the same as that of the Boxster, but features revised settings appropriate to the increase in chassis stiffness resulting from the Cayman's fixed roof.

The 3.4 litre flat-6 boxer engine M97.21 in the first generation Cayman S was derived from the 3.2 litre powerplant M96.26 that was used in the Boxster S, but featured cylinder heads from the Porsche 997 S's 3.8 litre motor M97.07 which have the VarioCam Plus inlet valve timing and lift system. A less powerful but more fuel efficient version, the 2.7 litre M97.20, powered the base model. The use of these new powerplants exclusively in Caymans ended in MY 2007 when Porsche upgraded the Boxster 8

A 5-speed manual transaxle is standard on the normal Cayman G87.01, while a 6-speed manual Getrag 466 is the default for the S G87.21 and an option on the normal A87.20. An electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transaxle Tiptronic was also available on the S A87.21 and the non-S version A87.02 The 2009 models replaced this option with a seven-speed "PDK", Porsche's dual-clutch robotic manual transmission. Other options include active shock absorbers ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH's DampTronic, rebadged as PASM by Porsche, ceramic disc brakes PCCB, xenon headlights Hella's Bi-Xenon and an electronically controlled sport mode Sport Chrono Package.

The first generation Cayman ceased production in November 2011. Porsche Cayman S Design Edition 1, spotted in Galveston, TX.

Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1

The Porsche Design Edition 1 is a Cayman S model designed by Porsche Design, commemorating the 35th anniversary of Porsche Design. The all black car features a black full leather interior including seats, dashboard, and door trim as well as black Alcantara steering wheel, gear change lever, handbrake grip, and headliner. The DE1 also is fitted standard with the Porsche Active Suspension Management PASM, 19-inch 911 997 Turbo wheels with 235/35 ZR 19 front and 265/35 ZR 19 rear tires, unique Porsche Design script on the instrument dials, stainless steel entry plate engraved with "Porsche Design Edition 1", all-red rear taillights, custom vinyl exterior black-on-black graphics, and a numbered plaque on the glovebox cover. As with all PASM-equipped cars, the body is lowered by 10 mm 0.4 in. Standard equipment includes an elegant briefcase containing the Flat Six Chronograph, a pocket knife, a pair of sunglasses, a pen, and a key ring all in black, even the knife blade.

777 vehicles were produced as 2008 models. It went on sale on November 2007 in Germany, followed by the US in January 2008. Base price is 58,600 Euros[10] and USD 69,900 in the U.S.

Cayman S Sport

>Porsche also announced the production of a limited edition Cayman S Sport, to be available in October 2008 as a 2009 model.11 It features a freer-flowing, louder, exhaust, which raises power from 295 PS at 6250 rpm to 303 PS 223 kW at an identical 6250 rpm. The Cayman S Sport comes in Bright Orange and Signal Green from the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, as well as Carrara White, Speed Yellow, Guards Red, Black and Arctic Silver. The Cayman S has striping on the sides, black 19-inch wheels and an Alcantara steering wheel directly from the 911 GT3 RS. The instrumentation loses its hood. The body is lowered by 1 cm. 700 were to be made for the worldwide market.

Porshe museum

In Stuttgart, Germany, is building of the Museum Porsche. Some of the exhibits are already transported to the new building. By the opening of the new museum curators' heirlooms Porsche restored exhibits, including the very first 911 and the first prototype of the first Porsche 924. But now we are more interested in the story are not included cars, and breathtaking architecture of the building.

In Stuttgart, Germany, is building of the Museum Porsche. Some of the exhibits are already transported to the new building. By the opening of the new museum curators' heirlooms Porsche restored exhibits, including the very first 911 and the first prototype of the first Porsche 924. But now we are more interested in the story are not included cars, and breathtaking architecture of the building.