Panorama Photo Gallery - January 2009

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In the January issue we bring you our first driving report on the 2009 Cayman S with its direct injection engine and optional PDK transmission from photo journalist Leonard Turner. For this month’s Pano on the Web Gallery, we offer out-takes from his journey to Spain last month.

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The new Cayman S was introduced under a blue Spanish sky early last December.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Multiple options for both front and flank intake grill colors are available along with a variety of different road wheels.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Bi-xenon headlights reminiscent of the Carrera GT are standard on the S model; driving lights have been moved laterally and replaced with LED daytime running lights.
LEONARD TURNER

 

The signature flared rear fenders continue with this newest version of Porsche’s agile mid-engined coupe.
LEONARD TURNER

 

The direct injection of the new Cayman S engine is unfortunately withheld from the normal Cayman, at least for now.
LEONARD TURNER

 

The revised instrument panel for the PDK-equipped cars shows both the shifter position and the gear currently selected.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Cars were shown in an unusual variety of colors including most strikingly the Carrera GT3R vivid green and orange.
LEONARD TURNER

 

This S, in addition to the latest nav system, features the optional PDK transmission, PASM and Sport Chrono Plus, all controlled from right here.
LEONARD TURNER

 

The use of a new cam chain in the latest generation of flat six engines eliminates the need for an intermediate shaft, reducing frictional and inertial losses.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Porsche’s new manual-automatic sits behind the engine rather than in front as in the 911, so changes were made to accommodate it to the Cayman. Operation remains unchanged.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Coupled with the PDK gearbox, the now familiar Sport Chrono setup allows for ear-pinning, launch-control starts.
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The engine really is right behind you, with room for some luggage further aft and above, as well as under the hood.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Early morning blue sky yielded quickly to a drizzle that ruined photography but gave a real feel for the new Cayman’s road-worthiness in a world grown slippery.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Check out the January issue not just for the Cayman driving report, but also for our initial Firsthand File featuring Cayman owner feedback. Also included are the first “real” photos of the Panamera, a welcome to Parade 2009 in Colorado with everything you need to know to get signed up, the annual index to last year’s stories and features and plenty of technical questions and answers. All great reading in the current issue of Porsche Panorama.