2012 PORSCHE CAYMAN S BLACK EDITION
Porsche has just unveiled the newest addition to its stable: the 2012 Porsche Cayman S Black Edition. Along with that sinister paint scheme, the vehicle packs an extra 10 horsepower over the standard Cayman S and rolls on unique 19-inch Boxster Spyder wheels. That bumps the final pony figure up to 330 hp, which helps the vehicle scoot to 60 miles per hour in a scan 4.6 seconds.
The extra power is produced at 7,400 rpm (an additional 200 rpm vs the standard car), while the maximum torque remains unchanged at 370Nm at 4,750 rpm. This extra horsepower feeds directly through into the performance of the all-black mid-engined two-seater.
Acceleration from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) is improved by a tenth of a second to 5.1 seconds with the six-speed manual transmission, and to 5.0 seconds with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) respectively. With the Launch Control activated on the PDK Sport Chrono package option, acceleration improves further to 4.8 seconds.
The top speed of the Porsche Cayman S Black Edition is just over one mph faster than that of the Cayman S – 173 mph (279 km/h) with the manual transmission and 172 mph (277 km/h) with PDK. In line with the Porsche Intelligent Performance principles, fuel consumption of the Porsche Cayman S Black Edition remains identical to that of the standard car, despite the increase in horsepower. The Porsche Cayman S Black Edition with manual transmission returns 29.7mpg Combined, and 30.1mpg Combined with PDK. Likewise, CO2 remains 223g/km for the manual and 221g/km for the PDK. The Porsche Cayman S Black Edition features as standard Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights, together with automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor.
2011 OPEL INSIGNIA OPC UNLIMITED FOR UK
Opel reveals today the Insignia OPC Unlimited special edition that comes with safe driving training. Why would you need that? What’s special about Opel’s new special edition Insignia OPC is mentioned in its name – Unlimited – meaning it no longer has the top speed limiter.
The Unlimited version of Opel’s Insignia OPC is able to reach a top speed of 270 km/h as a sedan and with the manual transmission in place. As you would have thought, the 0-60mph sprint time remains unchanged with the Insignia VXR Unlimited hatch equipped with a 6sp manual completing the dash in 5.6 seconds.
The Unlimited option also adds blue Brembo logo on the car’s front brake callipers and a newly-designed tachometer and speedometer, showing higher increments.