The Cayman is equipped with a freerevving 2.7-litre flat-six engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It develops 202 kW (275 hp) at 7,400 rpm. The maximum torque of 290 Nm is available across a wide speed range from 4,500 to 6,500 rpm.
The Cayman with six-speed manual transmission accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 266 km/h. With the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) it completes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 5.6 seconds and achieves a top speed of 264 km/h. The optional Sport Chrono Package in conjunction with PDK offers a further performance boost. With Launch Control in the Sport Chrono Package, the Cayman accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds.