Used Porsche Cayman Charleston SC
The Cayman is the coupe version of Porsche’s popular Boxster mid-engined two-seater roadster. It’s for drivers who appreciate the hot little roadster but demand the security and stability of a roof over their heads. Like the Boxster, the Cayman incorporates some design elements from classic Porsches like the 356 and the 550 while offering performance that approaches that of the legendary 911. One difference from the 911, however, is the Cayman’s more affordable price.
Another feature that differentiates the Cayman from the 911 is its mid-engine layout. Where the 911’s rear-mounted engine hangs out behind the back wheels causing sometimes unpredictable handling, the Cayman’s engine sits closer to the center of gravity in the middle of the car. Because of this, the Cayman is known as the best-handling Porsche and one of the best-handling cars of any kind at any price.
911 performance, Boxster price
The Cayman is available with 2.7-liter, 3.4-liter and 3.8-liter flat-6 engines making 275-385 hp. That doesn’t sound like much compared with some of the muscle cars in our inventory, but remember, these little coupes are some of the lightest machines on the Modern Classic Motorcars lot. These cars also borrow some some high-tech equipment from the 911, including the dual-clutch robotic manual transmission, active damping shock absorbers and ceramic brakes.
Plant yourself in one of the alcantara sport seats and you’ll see the Cayman’s interior resembles the 911’s as much as its exterior does. In addition to the expected Porsche attention to detail, every feature and fixture is as fit for the racetrack as it is comfortable for the road. With the ridiculous number of personalization options Porsche offers across the lineup, no two Caymans will ever be the same.
Mid-engined sports coupe at Modern Classic Motorcars
If there’s a lightweight sports coupe in your feature, you really can’t go wrong with the Porsche Cayman. Because the compact boxer engine is in the middle of the car, there are two “trunks” — a 5.3-cubic-foot one in the front and a 9.7-cubic-foot one in the back. The Cayman also happens to be one of the most fuel-efficient models we sell, at up to 30 mpg highway. There’s no reason not to put yourself in the driver’s seat and no better place to do it than at Modern Classic Motorcars.