New Porsche Cayman S Black Edition

* More power, more equipment * Just 500 to be available worldwide * On sale in September from 50,420...

New Porsche Cayman S Black Edition

Porsche has launched a more powerful, better-equipped Black Edition version of its Cayman S.

Just 500 of the cars will be available worldwide with UK sales starting in September. Prices will start from 50,420.

Power is up by 10bhp, to 325bhp, which is enough to shave a tenth of a second off the 0-62mph time. The car does the 0-62mph sprint in 5.1 seconds when fitted with a manual gearbox, or 5.0 seconds with a semi-auto PDK transmission.

Top speed increases to 172mph with the PDK box and 173mph with the manual.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions remain the same as those of the standard Cayman S.

The Cayman S Black Edition has 19-inch black alloy wheels. It also comes with bi-xenon headlights with cornering lights and LED daytime running lights.

Features such as the black part-leather seats and black dashboard trim further set the Black Edition apart from the standard car. It also gets climate and cruise controls, and Porsche's sat-nav systems, which also includes Bluetooth and MP3 player connectivity.

Customers can get to try out their purchase with a free test drive at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone.