When the 981 Cayman was launched, it was available in 2 variants – Cayman and Cayman S. Those who opted for the Cayman S, get the upgraded 3.4l flat-six producing 325hp, a full 50hp more. This means that it can reach 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds with the PDK variant and Sports Chrono Pack. It came available in both Manual & 7-speed PDK. When launched, the press adored this Cayman, and it was announced as one of the best handling sports cars that money can buy, due to the lightweight structure and mid-engine setup. The 3.4l engine found in the Cayman S, was also the same engine Porsche used for the standard 911 Carrera – the Cayman version has 20hp less.

This won’t be the most powerful of the Cayman’s in the 981 line-up, later in the model line came the Cayman GTS and the mighty Cayman GT4.

How to spot

  • Dual-exhausts placed centrally
  • Red brake callipers
  • 19-inch light alloy 5-spoke wheels


Capacity: 3436cc

Compression ratio: 12.5:1

Maximum Power: 325hp@ 7400rpm

Maximum Torque: 370Nm @ 4500-5800rpm

Brakes: Front: 318mm discs; rear: 299mm discs

Suspension: McPherson struts. Coil springs.

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 8J x 19 ET 57 with 235/40 ZR 19. Rear: 9.5J x 19 ET 45 with 265/40 ZR 19

Length: 4379mm

Width: 1801mm

Weight: Manual: 1320kg OR Auto: 1350kg

Did you Know?

This Cayman has come the closest to being as fast/faster than a 911 launched alongside it (991). The 3.4l Cayman S 0-60mph: 4.4 seconds (PDK + Sports Chrono) vs the Porsche 911, 991 Carrera 0-60mph: 4.2 seconds (PDK + Sports Chrono).