Special Editions. Sometimes they’re really special, whilst at other times it’s just a way of freshening up a familiar model which has been on sale for a few years. Few would question its effectiveness when selling a few extra super-minis or roadsters during the summer months, but there’s been a growing tendency during the past 24 months to follow the special edition route with performance cars.
Another day, another Porsche “special edition”, but haven’t we been here before? Earlier this year Porsche introduced the 911 Black Edition – a base 911 wearing a party frock, then the Boxster S Black Edition with a 10 bhp upgrade over the regular Boxster S and now the Porsche Cayman S Black Edition – which true to form is a slightly more powerful – up to 326 bhp – and much cooler than the regular Cayman S.
Apart from beautiful girls (a really common sight in this male dominated sector, honestly) and the jet set lifestyle (regularly taking in glamorous venues…
Nissan’s 370Z has the Cayman firmly in its sights – a dangerous game, as the mid-engined Porsche is a stunning device. But will the Zed’s price tip the balance?
Another week, another group test, this time the eagerly anticipated comparison between Porsche’s new Cayman S and Nissan’s 370Z. We’ve also invited along a previous generation Cayman S to see if the game really has moved on.
Pity the poor Porsche 911. Wounded by challenges from brands as diverse as Aston Martin and Nissan it now faces the sternest test of all: that from its own flesh and blood. Richard Meaden drives the revamped Cayman S.
Porsche has unveiled details of the revised Boxster and Cayman line-ups. In best Porsche tradition the exterior tweaks are minor and hard to spot…