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It’s another special from Porsche, and this one is called the Cayman S Black Edtion. Limited to 500 examples worldwide, the car – which goes on sale in September – features dress up bits and an increase of 10 hp in its 3.4 litre flat six block over that in the standard Cayman S, making for 330 hp here.

The extra power is produced at 7,400 rpm (an additional 200 rpm vs the standard car), while the maximum torque remains unchanged at 370 Nm at 4,750 rpm. The additional horses help improve 0-100 kph acceleration time by a tenth of a second to 5.1 seconds on the six-speed manual transmission and to 5.0 seconds with the optional PDK gearbox. With the Launch Control activated on the PDK Sport Chrono package option, this becomes 4.8 seconds.


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As for top speed, the Cayman S Black Edition is just a shade quicker (close to 2 kph faster) than the stock Cayman S – it’s 278 kph with the manual transmission and 277 kph with PDK.

Unique to the edition are lightweight Boxster Spyder 19-inch wheels finished in black, an inch bigger than the standard Cayman S wheels and also half an inch wider than the optional 19-inch wheels offered on the Cayman S. The car rides on 235/35 front and 265/35 rear rubbers.


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Inside, the colour scheme of the Cayman S Black Edition is consistent throughout – the dashboard trim is black, as are the gear lever/selector trim and the dials in the instrument cluster. The stainless steel door entry guards feature “Black Edition” lettering, while the glove compartment lid bears a badge highlighting the limited edition status.

Elsewhere, the front seats are trimmed in black partial leather with a Porsche crest on the headrests, as well as a Sport Design steering wheel. The variant also comes with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) incorporating satellite navigation, as well as MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity.