Cheaper Cayman in the works
22 May 2006

Porsche is attempting to broaden the appeal of its Cayman by introducing a base model in the range later this year.

The regular Cayman will use the same 2.7-litre engine that features in the Boxster, this time producing 245bhp. It has a top speed of 160mph and can hit 60mph in 6.1sec. The regular model will come with a five-speed gearbox as standard, although Porsche can offer six-speed manual and five-speed Tiptronic options.

Inside, the Cayman will feature Alcantara seat covers, air conditioning and a radio/CD player.

The Cayman S's biggest problem has been its struggle to slot into a range line-up that's beginning to look cramped. And its little brother faces a similar battle - with prices starting at £36,220, it's almost £4000 more expensive than a basic Boxster and only £2500 cheaper than the 3.2-litre Boxster S.

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