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2012 Porsche Cayman S Black Edition Revealed

posted by on 6 May 2011 in Automotive News

Did you see this one coming? After the 911 and Boxster S Black Editions, a Cayman S to match was about as sure as the sun coming up tomorrow. We probably also don’t need to tell you what color it is, and that goes for the outside, the inside, and even the wheels.

We will fill you in on the rest of the details, however. The Cayman S uses a 3.4-liter flat six making 320 horsepower, but to make the Black Edition special, it makes 330 horses. It’s offered with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed “PDK” dual-clutch, and the Sport Chrono Package is also an optional item. With both the PDK and Sport Chrono, the Black Edition uses a launch control to cut its 0-60 mph time to just 4.6 seconds, though the seven-speed also helps raise fuel economy from the manual’s 19/26 mpg to 20/29.

The car’s wheels are borrowed from the Boxster Spyder and come only with a black finish; even the car’s twin exhaust tips are finished in black. Inside, the black interior includes a plaque denoting each car’s position in the run of 500 examples. Like other Black Editions, the Cayman comes with a few popular option packages at a reduced rate. Pricing starts at $67,500, plus a few thousand more for the PDK and Sport Chrono options.

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