2006 Porsche Cayman S Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Porsche Cayman S - Road Test Specs

2006 Porsche Cayman S Coupe

(3.4L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)


Model year2006
ModelCayman S
StyleTwo-seat hatchback
Base MSRP$59,695
As-tested MSRP$79,505


Drive typeRear
Engine typeH6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)295 @ 6250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)251 @ 4400
Transmission type6-speed manual


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMacPherson strut
Steering typerack and pinion
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport
Tire size, front235/35ZR19
Tire size, rear295/30ZR19
Brakes, front4-wheel disc w/ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)3.3
0-60 mph (sec.)5.0
0-75 mph (sec.)7.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.20 @ 105
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)26.77
60-0 mph (ft.)106.10
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)72.20
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)N/A
Sound level @ idle (dB)52
@ Full throttle (dB)84
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)73

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBest run was made with launching the car at 6,000 rpm with minor clutch slippage and no wheelspin.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsPedal feels like you're pushing on a brick wall. Quiet ABS.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsUndersteer is progressive and easily managed. But the car will not rotate off throttle at skidpad speed. Brilliant steering feel in transition. High confidence for a midengine car. Never feels like it wants to spin. Effortless speed. PSM is active but not intrusive.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1100
Temperature (°F)62
Wind (mph, direction)0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 City 28 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.8
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.6

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2954
Length (in.)172.1 in.
Width (in.)70.9 in.
Height (in.)51.4 in.
Wheelbase (in.)95.1 in.
Legroom, front (in.)N/A
Legroom, rear (in.)N/A
Headroom, front (in.)N/A
Headroom, rear (in.)N/A
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14.13 cu. ft.
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A


Corrosion10-year/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4-year/50,000-mile
Free scheduled maintenanceNone


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNone
Emergency assistance systemNone
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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