Posted by: porschebahn | May 27, 2009

The Porsche Cayman S Named One of the Top-Ten Road Trip Cars of 2009 by the Editors of Kelly Blue Book’s KBB.com

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ATLANTA– When the weather turns warm, one of the first urges Americans get is to take to the road. It is a tradition that goes back to the very first days of motorized vehicle travel – pack up the car and seek out the road least traveled. Writers from John Steinbeck to William Least Heat Moon to Jack Kerouac have documented the experiences of a nation’s wanderlust and set millions on their greatest adventures. And, with the Memorial Day weekend upon us, comes the unofficial start of summer, and with it “primetime” road trip season.

So in honor of the up-coming opening day of the “road trip season,” the editors of Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, have named “The Top 10 Road Trip Cars of 2009,” and it is of little surprise that a Porsche would be one of them.

The 2009 Porsche Cayman S was named the web site’s choice as the top car to have in the “Solo Flight” category.

“Given the gloomy state of the economy, the lure of escaping everyday life via the open road is more appealing now than ever,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com. 

The 2009 Cayman S could just be the ultimate machine in which to discover America while flying solo. With room for two and over 9.2 cubic feet of luggage space, you have more than enough room for both the necessities and the niceties for any road trip. And, the Cayman S with its 3.4-liter 320 horsepower Direct Fuel Injected (DFI) Vario-Cam Plus equipped engine, will take you from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 172 mph.

The Cayman S’s performance requires no sacrifice in efficiency; it will take you from Chicago, down along Route 66, the “Mother Road,”  to the Santa Monica Pier, all 2278 miles of it, on approximately 78.5 gallons of fuel, an average of 29 highway mpg, when equipped with Porsche’s revolutionary PDK transmission.

“I have said all along that the best way to lose yourself and get away from the day-to-day pressures is to get behind the wheel of a Porsche,” said Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “And obviously the editors of Kelley Blue Book agree. And they feel that there just may be no better ‘vehicle’ to do that in than a Cayman S.”

For more information on kbb.com’s Top 10 Road Trip Cars choices, including full editorial commentary and reasoning behind each of the editors’ picks, visit the Top 10 Road Trip Cars of 2009 story in kbb.com’s Latest News section at www.kbb.com/roadtripcars2009.


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