Porsche has unveiled its Cayman S Black Edition. The sports coupe gets similar treatment to its drop-top Boxster Black sibling, with an extra 10bhp taking its total output to 326bhp and a distinctive new look inside and out.
The higher maximum power figure comes from the existing 3.4-litre flat-six engine from the Cayman S, but is delivered 200rpm further up the rev range (at 7400rpm) while the torque figure remains the same at 273lb ft (at 4750rpm).
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Ten horsepower may sound like a modest rise, but it yields a drop in 0-62mph time, which is as low as 4.8sec if you specify Porsche’s PDK twin-clutch gearbox and Launch Control. With a more satisfying six-speed manual transmission you’ll reach the accelerative benchmark in 5.1sec, though you won’t stop going until 173mph. PDK users will make do with a lower (just!) 172mph top speed.
Of course, most buyers will be won over by the Black Edition’s more obvious changes. There’s a set of new 19in alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights (with dynamic cornering lights) and a plethora of black trim inside and out. Bluetooth, MP3 connectivity and sat-nav are all standard too.
The Porsche Cayman S Black Edition goes on sale in the UK in September, starting from £50,240. That represents a rise of just over £2500 compared to a standard S, while the more hardcore (though less well equipped) Cayman R will set you back £51,728. Just 500 Cayman S Black Editions will be sold worldwide.