Occasional departures from the essence of Spotted 9s seem to be well received if they are extraordinary, and today’s sighting is no exception. Introducing the 2012 Porsche Cayman S-Black. A limited edition production version of the Cayman was referred to by Road & Track Magazine as a more sinister version of the Cayman S line.
Ready to pounce
The Black trim has been introduced by the Porsche product team earlier on the 911 and Boxster S trims this year. Besides the black on black treatment throughout, the Cayman S Black also boasts 10 more horsepower under the hood than its non black counterparts, for a total of 330 bhp generated by a 3.4-liter 6-cylinder engine.
Even the interior materials are black, including leather seats, while the same color is used for the background of the instruments and the stitching of the board. The standard equipment includes Bi-Xenon adaptive headlights, LED daytime running lights, the Sport Design wheel, cruise control and a BOSE Sound Package Plus, which integrates audio, navigation system, speakerphone and the AUX, USB and iPod.
With only a reported 500 making their way stateside, simply getting behind the wheel will be sinful enough, imagine the repentance you’ll have to make after taking the Cayman S Black out of the garage and onto the road.
So we have been accused of being a bit discriminating at Spotted 9s, but we definitely must pay tribute to the discerning era of the Porsche 924 by including this little black number we spotted in an industrial park. Produced by Porsche AG during the 12 year period from 1976 to 1988, the 924 is a two-door, 2+2 coupé, which replaced the 914 as the company’s entry-level model. It was the first Porsche model powered by a water-cooled, front-mounted engine to make it to production.
Every now and then, we might deviate from the norm and highlight unusual sightings of a different breed. In this case we spotted a first cousin of the 9’s, one might even consider it a younger brother. This 2008 Audi R8 was screaming to be on Spotted 9’s! So we listened…
Spotted in Southern area of Charlotte, NC
Side view of Audi R8 in Southern area of Charlotte, NC
- 1999-Arena Red 911 Carrera spotted outside of my garage exemplifies the breed!
Spotted 9’s is the absolute best destination for viewing, posting, and sharing one of the world’s greatest engineered and hottest sports cars ever manufactured. Sightings of this exotic auto in the most commonplace settings from grocery store parking lots to hotel driveways and more – The indelible Porsche 911’s (or as known by their internal names as 930s, 993s, 996s and 997s).