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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 20 28 $51,567 $59,100
2-Door Coupe 23 32 $43,075 $49,400
2-Door Coupe S Design Edition 20 28 $61,102 $69,900
2-Door Coupe S Sport 20 28 $61,102 $69,900
2-Door Convertible
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $46,270
2-Door Convertible California Edition 21 27 N/A $51,770
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,500
2-Door Convertible type 72D Collector Edition 24 29 N/A $58,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,075
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,400
$46,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$823 / month
$771 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Porsche Cayman can be just as much of a blast to drive as the flagship 911 sports car; if you watch the options, it’s a deal, too.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 172.1 149.0
Height, Overall (in) 51.4 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 59.2
Wheelbase (in) 95.1 90.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.73 x 0.94 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.78 x 0.79 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/50ZR/17 P225/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55ZR/17 P175/50WR16
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866 1984
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.7L/164 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 6500 189 @ 7800
Engine Type Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 201 @ 4600-6000 133 @ 6800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 27
Transmission
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.44 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.75 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.17
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 3.17
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.48
Summary
Vehicle Name Porsche Cayman Lotus Elise
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Open Top
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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