There are two trim levels for the Cayman: a 'base' 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S. A 300-horsepower turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder "boxer" engine powers the base Cayman while the S trim gets a half-liter more displacement for 350 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque. Both trims can be equipped with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Heavier-duty components have been added to both to withstand the added torque from the newly turbo-charged engines.
Due to the Cayman's light weight, fuel economy is quite good, scoring an EPA estimated highway rating of 29 mpg, with the Cayman S not far behind at 28 mpg.
Standard items on the base 718 are sufficient, but not particularly luxurious. 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, parking sensors, remote keyless entry, cruise control and air conditioning are included. The audio system includes smart phone integration, HD Radio, 8 speakers, a CD/DVD drive, internal music storage, USB ports and Bluetooth.
The Cayman S adds with 19" wheels, heated mirrors, heated windshield washer jets and HID headlamps.
Relatively restrained standard equipment means Porsche is free to offer a wide range of options with which to upgrade your Cayman. These options no fewer than 7 wheels, racing-style seats, 14-way power-adjustable with memory and 18-way adaptive seats. 2-zone climate control, ventilated seats and a Sport Chrono package which offers a wide array of performance-oriented settings for hard-core driving enthusiasts.
Among the dizzying array of upgrades, a torque vectoring system is offered as is upgraded power steering, PASM adaptive suspension, ceramic composite brakes, sport exhaust, LED headlights, a racing-style steering wheel and the list goes on.
Convenience options include premium Bose and Burmester sound systems, LED headlights, a 2-zone climate control system, Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system and a selection of seat upgrades with up to 18-way-power adjustability.