If you go light on the options, that is. Spend some time on Porsche’s new Cayman configurator site, and you’ll get an appreciation for just how much personalization the German sports car builder offers, even on models that occupy the lower end of its price range.
In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a 2014 Porsche Cayman, without a single option, priced at the aforementioned $53,550. If you opt for a Spartan interior but go heavy on the performance upgrades, the price climbs quickly.
Choosing the 20-inch Carrera S wheel set adds $3,120, the PDK transmission adds $3,200, the Ceramic Composite Brakes add $7,400, Porsche Active Suspension adds $1,790, Torque Vectoring adds $1,320 and the Sport Chrono Package with the PDK adds $2,370.
In other words, if you build a base Cayman to handle as well as it can, your price will add up to $72,750, or nearly $20,000 more than a base model sans options. Go heavy on the options with a Cayman S (which starts at $64,750, including destination charge), and you can easily cross the $100,000 price point.
The good news about configurator sites is that price isn’t a deterrent. While you’re waiting for that winning lottery ticket, big Christmas bonus or advance for your soon-to-be-best-selling novel to come in, it doesn’t cost a thing to kill a few minutes or a few hours building the Cayman or Cayman S of your dreams.
Want to get started? Head on over to Porsche USA’s dedicated Cayman page, then choose the version you’d like to build.