Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Porsche Cayman S, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: The Cayman S is the world s safest, best handling sports car.

Why you shouldn t buy this car: The Cayman S is not quite sexy enough to win your heart and not nearly enough powerful enough to exploit its inherent capabilities. Corvette s significantly faster and identically priced (once options are factored in) Z06 and BMW s forthcoming M Roadster are worthy alternatives.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: Yes
· Fashion Victims: Yes
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: No
· Tuner Crowd: Yes
· Hairdressers: Yes
· Penny Pinchers: No
· Euro Snobs: Yes
· Working Stiffs: No
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: Yes
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: No
· Golfing Grandparents: No

Vitals:
· Manufacturer: Porsche
· Model tested: Cayman S
· Model year: 2006
· Price as Tested: $69,910
· Engine type: 3.4-liter flat-6, aluminum block and heads
· Horsepower: 295hp @ 6250 rpm
· Torque: 250 ft. lbs. @ 4400 - 6000 rpm
· Redline: 7200 rpm
· Wheels and Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2; F: 235/35ZR-19 (87Y), R: 265/35ZR-19 (94Y)
· Drive type: rear-wheel-drive
· 0 - 60: 5.1 secs.
· 1/4 mile: 13.4 secs. @ 105 mph
· Top speed: 171 mph
· Fuel economy city/highway: 15/30
· NHTSA crash test rating front/side/rollover: NYR

[by Robert Farago]

Related:
Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Porsche Cayman S, Part 1, Part 2 [internal]