Porsche Design has created a special edition of the Cayman S, the Design Edition One, which will be shown for the first time in Frankfurt. The standard Cayman S has been dipped in shiny black paint and given black matte accents, while the interior gets covered in leather and non-slip black alcantra. New gauges are inspired by the Chronograph I timepiece, one of the first Porsche Design creations.
Those looking for major mechanical changes will be disappointed. The special edition has the same (though still spectacular) 295 horsepower boxer-six as the standard Cayman S. Porsche Design did make some changes though: the coupe has been lowered 10 mm and the car now wears nineteen-inch wheels borrowed from the 911 Turbo.
Along with the car, every customer receives a briefcase filled with Porsche Design products: a quartz chronograph, pocket knife, pair of sunglasses, pen, and key ring. We're predicting that eBay will be flooded with these executive knick-knacks as new Porsche owners try to earn some of their down payment back.
The cost for all of those classy goodies is $69,900 - about ten grand more than the base Cayman S, but not at all ridiculous considering the prices of other options on the Porsche order form. Of the 777 special Caymans being produced, only 250 are headed for North America, so we would advise anyone interested to get their order in now. The cars will arrive in the first half of 2008.