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The 2005 Porsche Cayman S is a mid-engined sports car manufactured by Porsche until 2009.

The Cayman S is the coupe version of the Porsche Boxster S and is fitted like its open-top counterpart with a 3.4L flat-six engine. Since 2009, the Cayman can be purchased with a slightly different exterior and a more powerful engine.

Games

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

The Porsche Cayman S appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted and can be purchased for $60,000 in the career mode.

The tenth Blacklist racer, Baron, who drives a black Cayman S with flame vinyls, must be defeated by the player to unlock it for purchase. Baron's car can be obtained as a reward card pink slip.

The mid-engined layout of the Cayman S allows it to enter corners without having to brake a lot unlike heavier cars such as the Pontiac GTO (2005). Thanks to this, the Cayman S is one of the best handling cars in the game. It also delivers enough power on the road and is capable of a high top speed, once upgraded with Ultimate performance parts.

Despite having somewhat less power than later unlocked cars like the Porsche Carrera GT, players can use it effectively until the end of the career mode.

Need for Speed: Carbon

The Porsche Cayman S appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 2 Exotic with a price tag of $75,000. Its unlock is dependent on the player's career mode progress:

  • Exotic Career: Take over Mason District in Downtown.
  • Muscle Career: Take over South Fortuna.
  • Tuner Career: Take over Hills Borough in Fortuna.

It has precise steering, a higher top speed than the Lotus Elise 111R, and can keep up well with any tier 2 car in any race event.

The Drafter Colin drives a Porsche Cayman S with a TFK livery. It will be swapped with a Porsche Carrera GT when the player purchased a Tier 3 car. Sal Mustella will also drive a Porsche Cayman S, if the player has selected the Alfa Romeo Brera as their starter car and is driving a tier 2 car.

A modified green Cayman S must be driven in the silver tier sprint race event of the challenge series.

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The Porsche Cayman S appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 3 car. It is unlocked after dominating the Showdown: Chicago raceday in the career mode. The price tag of the Cayman S is $48,000.

It has great handling, and performs well in Grip, but may lack in Speed Challenge as its top speed can be surpassed by the Porsche 911 Turbo (997) as well as other cars with a better stock performance.

Drags are also suitable for the car if it is upgraded with level 3 parts. It can be good for drift races although it cannot get a good score like other cars.

The car also oversteers easily whilst cornering due to its mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout.

Need for Speed: Undercover

The Porsche Cayman appears as part of the Collector's Edition upgrade for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: Undercover.

Any car dealership within Tri-City Bay offers the Cayman S for free, but appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases with a price tag of $43,000.

It performs averagely, but still uses its praised handling. Its stock top speed of 206 mph (332 kmh) is the second highest among Tier 2 although it also comes at the cost of acceleration. If the player applies performance parts, the Cayman S will gain a small boost in acceleration but also a decreased top speed.

Rose Largo drives a Cayman S in the PlayStation Portable release.

Need for Speed: Shift

The Porsche Cayman S appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 2 car

It has a 7.00 car rating, a price tag of $110,000, and is unlocked upon collecting 30 stars, but is not usable in Drift mode.

Since its engine is placed between the rear and front axles, the Cayman S has a subtle handling, which makes fast cornering possible. Its 3.2L flat-six engine doesn't produce acceleration times that are as good as cars with a higher power output but is still capable of high top speeds.

If the player swaps the engine with the 3.6L flat-six engine from the Porsche 911 GT2 (997), the Cayman S gets a high increase of power. Different to some cars, it won't lose grip and its brakes can cope with the power.

Need for Speed: Nitro

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 The Porsche Cayman S appears in Need for Speed: Nitro as a Class B car. It is rated 3 in speed, handling, and drifting; and 2 in both acceleration and strength.

Jawad, the top racer in Dubai, drives a Cayman S in all the location's Silver Cup race events except for the Drift Challenge, Time Attack, and Speed Trap events. Unlike his Roadster and Reventón, his Cayman S is outfitted with a custom body kit.

Jawad

Jawad's Cayman S can be unlocked as a collectable car for use in both Arcade Mode and Career Mode, once all stars are obtained in all Dubai Silver Cup events.

Need for Speed: World

The Porsche Cayman S was made available in Need for Speed: World during the Taiwan restricted test session on October 14, 2009 as a tier 2 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a D class vehicle.

The handling of the car suffers from heavy steering because of a heavy mass. Its nitrous also has a poor strength. Braking is often required to enter difficult corners properly and prevents the car from keeping up with nimbler cars. These traits are compensated by a quick acceleration, that is comparable with that of C class cars and a high top speed of 151 mph (243 kmh).

The Cayman S is best used in pursuit events. It is less recommended for multiplayer races, although it could race well in race tracks designed for quick accelerating cars.

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White

The White style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2100. It was made available on December 16, 2010.

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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 0%
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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 2%
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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 4%
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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 4%
Class C Car 476 NFSWWhiteVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 521 AccelIcon2.png 609 HandlingIcon2.png 299
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped SpeedBoost2100

Yellow

The Yellow style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png500,000. It was initially made available on October 14, 2009.

Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 30 or above and cost Dollar icon.png400,000.

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Performance Parts Stock Engine Stock Forced Induction Stock Transmission Stock Suspension Stock Brakes Stock Tyres Class D Car 358
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 336 AccelIcon2.png 512 HandlingIcon2.png 227
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png500,000

Lissom (Rental)

The Lissom style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost150. It was made available on June 28, 2010.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

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Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Engine
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 0%
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Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 0%
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Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Transmission
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 0%
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Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Suspension
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetRedBrakes.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Tyres
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 2%
Class C Car 411 NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWBodykitIcon.png Bodykit
Verge
Stock Spoiler Stock Hood NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
NFSWWheels BBS E18.png BBS
Style E 18"
No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png Need for Speed
Stage 2
Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 416 AccelIcon2.png 557 HandlingIcon2.png 261
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped SpeedBoost150

Lissom (Cash)

The Lissom style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon.png250,000. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Porsche Cayman S Lissom.jpg
Performance Parts StreetBlueEngine.png
Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Engine
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBlueForcedInduction.png
Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBlueTransmission.png
Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Transmission
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetRedSuspension.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Suspension
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetRedBrakes.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Tyres
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 2%
Class C Car 411 NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWBodykitIcon.png Bodykit
Verge
Stock Spoiler Stock Hood NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
NFSWWheels BBS E18.png BBS
Style E 18"
No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png Need for Speed
Stage 2
Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 416 AccelIcon2.png 557 HandlingIcon2.png 261
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png250,000

Shift

The Shift style is an NFS Classic that costs SpeedBoost2400. It was released on October 4, 2011. It is based on the Falken Cayman S featured in Need for Speed: Shift.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

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Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 7%
Class B Car 510 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png Spoiler
Q-Tech Carbon Fibre
Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 572 AccelIcon2.png 636 HandlingIcon2.png 322
Skill Mods WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
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Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
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2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Rampage
Juggernaut Duration
14%
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Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost2400

Treasure Hunter

The Treasure Hunter style is a treasure hunter car that costs SpeedBoost2600. It was released on August 16, 2011, and is the first car released capable of displaying Treasure Hunt gems on the map.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and various aftermarket parts.

NFSW Porsche Cayman S Treasure Hunter.jpg
Performance Parts RaceBeigeEngine.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 7%
Class B Car 510 TreasureHunterEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWBodykitIcon.png Bodykit
Omni Wide
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png Spoiler
Q-Tech Carbon Fibre
NFSWBonnetIcon.png
NFSWHoodIcon.png Hood
Hex
NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
NFSWWheels BBS RSGT19.png BBS
RS-GT 19"
NFSWNeon GreenGold.png
NFSWNeon GreenGold.png Lumox
Emerald
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Lumox Window Tint
Black
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWStandardLicensePlate.png
WorldLicensePlateTREASURE.png Licence Plate
"Treasure"
TopSpeedIcon2.png 572 AccelIcon2.png 636 HandlingIcon2.png 322
Skill Mods WorldSkillTreasureHunter2.png
WorldSkillTreasureHunter2.png Treasure Hunter
Detect Treasure
WorldSkillExploreCash.png
WorldSkillExploreCash.png
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Explorer
Explore Cash
14%
WorldSkillExploreCash.png
WorldSkillExploreCash.png
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Explorer
Explore Cash
14%
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Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Rapidfire
Nitrous Cooldown
14%
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Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
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WorldSkillSlingshotPower.png
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Aerodynamic
Slingshot Power
9%
SpeedBoost2600

Limited Edition

The Limited Edition style is an art director car that was never released.

It is not fitted with any performance parts, but does feature several aftermarket parts and a unique Limited Edition livery.

NFSW Porsche Cayman S Limited.jpg
Performance Parts Stock Engine Stock Forced Induction Stock Transmission Stock Suspension Stock Brakes Stock Tyres Class D Car 358 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
NFSWWheels BBS RSGT19.png BBS
RS-GT 19"
No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWStandardLicensePlate.png
WorldLicensePlateLIMITED.png Licence Plate
"Limited"
TopSpeedIcon2.png 336 AccelIcon2.png 512 HandlingIcon2.png 227
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Unreleased

Shift 2: Unleashed

The Cayman S appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road vehicle, with a C 750 performance rating and 3.52 handling rating. Its price in the car lot is $84,200.

Need for Speed: Edge

The Cayman S appears in Need for Speed: Edge.

Trivia

  • Players that purchased Need for Speed: Shift from the EA Store received a Porsche Cayman S with a Falken livery and body kit for free.
  • Any new player on Need for Speed: World automatically receives a white Cayman S as a three-day rental.

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