2013 Porsche Cayman S tested at Hockenheim hits 290 km/h [video]

Although official top speed is 283 km/h

Test drive editor Christian Gebhardt from Sport Auto has recently tested the 2013 Porsche Cayman S at Hockenheim.

Even though Porsche says the Cayman S has a top speed of 283 km/h (176 mph), Christian was able to hit 290 km/h (180 mph) and probably could have gone all the way up to 300 km/h (186 mph). This is possible thanks to a flat six 3.4-liter engine producing 325 HP (239 kW) which sends the car to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds.

Basically a Boxster S coupe, the new Cayman S will go on sale next month in Europe with pricing in Germany beginning at 64,118 EUR (including VAT). United States will get the car in spring from 63,800 USD.

Source: sportauto.de

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tbrodie tbrodie
Gorgeous car.
Mar 25th, 2013 8:33am
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Borjal84 Borjal84
This is not GPS speed.
Feb 13th, 2013 6:30pm
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PlayeR_R PlayeR_R
Top speed is the maximum allowable speed in terms of endurance. It's the speed that the vehicle is capable of achieving for a longer period of time, without any issues. That's why usually most cars are able to hit speeds above the quoted ones.
Feb 13th, 2013 3:22pm
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yevgeny.meshulin yevgeny.meshulin
This is a joke - there is no chance this car can get up to 290 at Hockenheim. Old straights - possibly, but they've been demolished in 2002. Modern F1 cars hit around 310 at the end of the back straight at this racetrack, and they are the fastest vehicles on Earth in terms of cornering and acceleration. The cheap trick here is to show some random speedo readings without showing anything out of the window. Fake.
Feb 13th, 2013 3:15pm
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Bozzor Bozzor
The official top speed of pretty much all cars can be beaten in cold conditions: colder, denser air makes for a better combustion cycle, eeking out a few extra hp which more than make up for the slightly worse aero issues...and of course, Porsche quotes a top speed which includes a driver and passenger, a full tank and maybe even some luggage. Very conservative.
Feb 13th, 2013 2:38pm
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