Starting in July 2011, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is bringing the mid-engine coupé to market in a special edition limited to 500 units boasting of even better performance and more luxurious equipment specifications. The Cayman S Black Edition is powered by a 3.4 liter six-cylinder boxer engine with an increased output of 330 hp at 7,400 rpm.
The extra power feeds directly through into the performance of the all black two-seater. The acceleration times from 0 to 100 km/h are improved by a tenth of a second to 5.1 seconds with the six-gear manual transmission and to 5.0 seconds with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) respectively. A mere 4.8 seconds are required if the Launch Control is activated on the Sport Chrono package, available as an option. The Cayman S Black Edition's top speed is two kilometers per hour faster than that of the Cayman S - 279 km/h with the manual transmission and 277 km/h with the PDK respectively.
The color scheme of the limited edition sports coupé is consistent to the smallest detail: the dashboard trim is black as are the gear lever/selector trim and the instrument dials in the instrument cluster. The door entry guards emblazoned with the lettering "Black Edition" are made of stainless steel while the glove compartment lid bears the badge proclaiming the limited edition status.