The Cayman S draws its agility from a 3.4-litre flat-six engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It produces 239 kW (325 hp) at 7,400 rpm and its maximum torque of 370 Nm is generated between 4,500 and 5,800 rpm. The Cayman S with six-speed manual transmission races from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 283 km/h.
Even sportier figures are achieved with optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK): 4.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed of 281 km/h. In conjunction with Launch Control in the optional Sport Chrono Package, the Cayman S finishes the sprint to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds.