The 2.9 L Cayman has a smooth revving engine mated to a smooth shifting 6-speed manual gearbox. This car is all about refinement and being able to drive fast on twisty roads. Plenty of cars are faster in a straight-line, but this is about sufficient power for California's public roads. The vehicle is relatively light (2900lbs.+), so it is still fairly quick The car drives very well, even with 19" sport wheels and Pirelli P-Zero tires. The base model lacks a decent sounding stereo, but that would add weight.
Sound of the Flat Six engine that shifts smoothly all the way up to redline. Smooth shifter and clutch with excellent pedal placement (Audi take note).
Add spare tire. Better dealer network in terms of customer service and honesty.
I have owned my Cayman S for two short weeks. I have been impressed with the overall handling and performance. I traded in a Mercedes Benz SL 500. I have no regrets. The styling, performance, and ease of handling has more the exceeded my expectations.
The Cayman's torgue and styling are two of my favorite features of this super car.
Maybe a lower price? I'm not going to hold my breath. I was tickled to get 1.9% financing.