The 2012 Porsche Cayman S Black Edition coupe has a stylish, unique look that’s nearly unmatched in the world of sports cars. There are only 500 Cayman S Black Editions available, so drivers will be lucky to drive one.
The Cayman S Black Edition is powerful. It features a 3.4-liter flat 6-cylinder engine (also available in the Cayman R). The Black Edition achieves 10 more horsepower than the base Cayman S- up to 330 horsepower. The coupe’s torque rating, however, is mimicked exactly at 273 lb.-ft. It's a small increase in performance, but after review, we can say it does aid with straight-line performance.
The Black Edition luxury coupe features excellent driving dynamics. It features a choice of the standard 6-speed manual transmission (as seen in the Cayman S) and an optional 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission (also with the same ratings as seen in the standard Cayman S).
This coupe is fast: with a top speed of 173 mph with its manual transmission and 172 mph for its PDK transmission versions, as well as a zero-to-sixty time of just over five seconds with the standard transmission and 4.8 seconds for the same sprint when equipped with the PDK gearbox, it leaves all other drivers in the dust.
Because the 2012 Porsche Cayman S Black Edition coupe is only available in 500 units, it could be hard to get your hands on one- especially since the first generation of Cayman models is coming to a close.
Do we even need to point this out? We hope you like the color black, because that's the only color available for this Special Edition- and it’s not just the paint job. Special black interior and exterior features also abound.
At a starting MSRP of $67,500, the Cayman S Black Edition coupe is priced higher than other competitors in its segment- such as the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the BMW 1 Series M, and the Audi TT RS. As luxury cars go, though, after review, it's certainly at the top of our list.