The combination of mid-engine, six-cylinder boxer and 325 hp makes the 981 Cayman S one of the most entertaining modern Porsches. This Cayman has an extra sporty look and sound, thanks to a series of Techart upgrades.
Porsche has mastered building perfectly balanced sports cars like no other. The 911 is their most iconic car, but the Cayman rivals a 911 in terms of handling. In fact, with its mid-engine and lower weight, many say it is the better driver's car.
The Cayman's recipe was already appealing, but with the 981 generation, Porsche has improved it yet again. The car has been lifted to a higher level in all areas and also has sleeker lines.
With the entry-level model (the Cayman with the 2.7 engine) there is already a lot of fun to be had, but the Cayman S takes it up another level. Like the 991 Carrera, it has a 3.4-litre six-cylinder. This produces 325 bhp and 370 Nm of torque, in a car that weighs not much more than 1,300 kg.
Besides being lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, the 981 Cayman has also made a big step forward in terms of rigidity. The bodywork is as much as 40% stiffer. Moreover, it is the last 'standard' Cayman with an atmospheric six-cylinder, as the latest 718 Cayman features a turbocharged four-cylinder.
This particular example is finished in Achatgrau Metallic, with beautiful brown leather upholstery. To accentuate the Porsche's competitive character, this car has been fitted with a number of upgrades from well-known German Porsche tuner Techart.
These upgrades include a spoiler, a diffuser and a splitter from Techart. The car also features subtle black striping on the sides, front cover and roof. The sound has also been thought of: this Cayman is fitted with a Techart exhaust system.
The car was originally delivered in Germany and imported to the Netherlands in 2019. It now has just under 113,000 km on the odometer.
Connoisseurs did already prefer the Cayman to a 911 because of its handling. But with the 981 generation, Porsche has designed such a fine version that you may prefer it over a 997 also because of its looks. Moreover, the last six-cylinder 'regular' Cayman.
Already at the base, this Cayman S is a wonderful car, with PDK and flippers at the wheel. Upgrades or tuning afterwards can produce rather 'mixed' results, but the previous owner had taste. The Techart upgrades (almost €17,000) emphasise the qualities of this Porsche making it a daily usable 'GT4'.
This Porsche is equipped from factory with:
635 Park Assist
454 Cruise control
601 Xenon light
840 Sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles
583 Smoker's package
023 Instrument cluster dials in silver
250 PDK transmission (dual clutch)
265 Interior mirror with automatic anti-glare and rain sensor
313 Sports seat, left, manual, 2-way adjustable
314 Sports seat, right, manual, 2-way adjustable
406 Carrera GT wheel 19 inch/20 inch
605 LED daytime running lamps
680 BOSE Sound package
983 Seat upholstery front, leather
991 Airbag module in leather
UX5 Seat heating
642 Start-stop system
812 Door panel trim, galvanised
This car is fitted with the following modifications (costing +/- € 17.000,-):
Techart front splitter
Techart side air intakes
Techart exhaust (with rimote valve opening)
Techart sportkit springs
Techart plaque on centre console
There are only some small signs of use, documented on the photos:
Slight damage to the rims (previous owner had it touched up with paint)
Slight stone chips
Minimal signs of use on the seat covers
The most important points from the recent service history are:
9 September 2022 - 110.653 km - Porsche specialist Longhoods Finetuners: front brake discs & pads replaced + major service (including spark plugs, ignition coils, engine oil, filters) - €3,201
15 March 2021 - 90.000 km - Porsche specialist PSTG: PDK gearbox flush
18 December 2020 - 83.787 km - Porsche specialist PSTG: minor service (engine oil, oil filter, coolant)
13 September 2019 - 61.532 km - Porsche specialist PSTG: major service (spark plugs, timing belt, engine oil, brake fluid, filters)
Included with sale
Manuals and original service toolkit
About the seller
Like every enthusiast, this owner had a Porsche on his bucket list. With this Cayman S, he was able to make this dream come true. According to him, this car offers everything you are looking for in a sports car. A highlight (literally and figuratively) was driving the Furka Pass. In Switzerland (where his brother lives), he now also co-owns a 911 Carrera. So his heart is clearly with Porsche. Unfortunately, due to changes in his personal situation, he has to sell the Cayman, a great opportunity for those looking for a unique Porsche.
Seller - Gary Seller type - Private owner Location - The Netherlands VIN - WP0ZZZ98ZEK181357 Year/date of production - 3 May 2013 First registration - 17 May 2013 Mileage - 113.000 km Verifiable - Yes, based on the documentation Warranty - No Body type - Coupé Engine - 3,4 liter six cylinder boxer engine with 325 hp Lay-out - Rear-wheel drive Transmission - 7-speed PDK Exteriorcolour - Agate Grey Metallic (M7S) Interior colour - Brown Upholstery - Leather Smoker's car - No Owners - 3 (including current) In possession since - April 2022 Tires - Pirelli P Zero (2022, front: 5 mm, rear: 4.5 mm)
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