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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    It probably will get five gauges.


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Love the proportions on the Boxster (not convinced of the Cayman... yet). Really tempted...


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    MrCarGuy20:

    It probably will get five gauges.


    Porsche is trying to give the new Cayman with a stronger association with 911; I mean old 911.  It is not a bad thing.


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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    I know, I can already tell it will be a better car, but the cayman is beginning to look more like a 911.


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Here's one interpretation of how the doors could look on the 2012 Porsche Cayman compared to the test mule... 

    Smiley SmileySmiley


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    I'm still not convinced of the new doors. If they are recessed like on the green photoshop, then this would mean different door handles, but the ones on the spy pics look already final.


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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

     - if the next cayman would look like this I would immediately buy one - even in that color - STUNNING PS


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    My guess is that the doors will not look that extreme, but I can't really figure out whether there is a lot of camo on it still.

    If you take a good look at the mule, you can see some sort of design feature halfway the lower edge of the door curving inward. So, it might have some sort of recess in the door in the end.


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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    Here's one interpretation of how the doors could look on the 2012 Porsche Cayman compared to the test mule... 

     

    Smiley SmileySmiley

      I don't think anybody would buy a 991 if the Cayman would look like this..


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    2012 Cayenne S White/Espresso delivery Sept. 2011


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

     Can't say I find that dash very appealing w/ those overly large vents.  Those extra gauges will probably add $5k USD to the base price! 


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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    I don't think there are test mules out anymore, it may be the prototype. Hopefully, the cayman after the next gen will look like the green one. :)


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    +1

    Certainly the Cayman will be allowed to grow up more... which means the next 911 will grow further upwards too, in spirit of Porsche model marketing


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

     The green rendering gets my vote. If the new cayman would look like this, I may get one ;)


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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Caught Testing: 2013 Porsche Cayman...

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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    2013 Porsche Cayman spy video...

    "In just a month’s time Porsche is set to take the wraps off its brand new “991” series 911, but shortly after the automaker from Stuttgart will also introduce new-generations of the Boxster and its Cayman sibling.

    Like most models in Porsche’s lineup, the Boxster and Cayman are only due for some minor styling revisions, but under the skin things will be revamped completely.

    Here we have a video of a prototype for the new Porsche Cayman as it runs up some test miles on the Nurburgring race track in Germany, and on some of the surrounding roads.

    One of the biggest changes for the Boxster and Cayman will be the introduction of turbocharged four-cylinder engines in place of the naturally aspirated six-cylinder units found in the outgoing models. Nevertheless, peak output from the smaller engines should match the horsepower figures of the ones they replace.  

    Look for a reveal of the new Cayman in the second half of next year. Until then, enjoy this exclusive spy video..."

    2013-Porsche-Cayman_MotorAuthority-video-link

    Smiley SmileySmiley


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    2013 Porsche Boxster test mule...

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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Using foam (oder whatever it is) inside the wheel-arches is excellent! Simple but effective.


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    pierre:

    Using foam (oder whatever it is) inside the wheel-arches is excellent! Simple but effective.

    Maybe a stupid question but what would that be good for?


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    Matt C
    2009 997 GT3 Mk2  / 1988 911 3.2 Conv.


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Matt C:
    pierre:

    Using foam (oder whatever it is) inside the wheel-arches is excellent! Simple but effective.

    Maybe a stupid question but what would that be good for?

     

    To measure the clearance between the tire and the different points inside the wheelwell, under dynamic suspension loading. E.g., imagine hitting a nasty bump while cornering close to the limit; suspension components (arms, bushings), the structure at the mounting points, wheel and tire, all of these deflect under load; all of this would be difficult to model and simulate accurately. With the foam liners, the tire will rub against the soft foam and the latter will quickly wear out; whatever foam thickness is left is an indication of the minimum clearance.

     

     


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    ahh of course, does make a lot of sense. Thanks for the explanation. I would have thought that they are able to do that accurately with simulations in the laborartory


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    Matt C
    2009 997 GT3 Mk2  / 1988 911 3.2 Conv.


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    All-new Porsche Boxster - first ride...

    (1 December 2011)

    The third-generation Porsche Boxster is now just four months away from a planned debut at next year’s Geneva motor show. But before the German car maker’s boss Mathias Muller granted the mid-engined roadster a definitive production go-ahead back in October, Autocar joined a team of development engineers in California as they put the final test miles on prototype versions.

    Codenamed 981, the new Boxster represents a big break, both in terms of engineering and philosophy, from its predecessor. Following on from developments brought to the latest 911, the strict two-seater is not only larger dimensionally but also sports an aluminium bodyshell that is claimed to be the “the lightest car in its class,” according to Boxster development boss Hans-Jürgen Wӧhler.

    It’s also slightly longer and a good deal wider than before, while a newly developed, automatically-operated cloth hood marginally reduces height, giving it a more elongated appearance.

    Seeing the new car up close for the first time reveals other key modifications, including significantly larger wheel houses and larger brakes, although their exact dimensions are yet to be confirmed.

    The larger aluminium body is supported by a thoroughly new chassis that receives a wheelbase that has been bumped up from 2415mm to somewhere in the vicinity of 2540mm along with a front track that has been increased in length by around 52mm to take it up to 1542mm. While there are no carry over components within the suspension, the architectural elements remain intact, with MacPherson struts sited up front and multi-links at the rear. But as Wӧhler points out, the spring rates have been increased while the damping reduced in firmness.

    A bigger change is the switch from hydraulic power steering to the electro-mechanical system that recently debuted on the new 911. Purists will scream, but Wӧhler says, “you can rest assured, we haven’t stuffed it up. Drive the new model next to the old one and you can’t tell the difference – it’s that good.”

    If there’s one familiar aspect about the latest version of Porsche’s rear wheel drive roadster it is its naturally aspirated six-cylinder direct injection petrol engines. Like the new 911 Carrera, however, they feature a smaller capacity.

    We’re told the base 2.9-litre unit in the second generation Boxster makes way for a 2.7-litre engine, while the 3.4-litre mill in the Boxster S is supplanted by a 3.2-litre powerplant. Despite the downsizing, Wӧhler says both engines develop greater power than those they replace. Porsche had yet to receive final certification figures at the time of our ride experience, but expect something around 270bhp and 325bhp respectively.

    Other driveline changes centre around the seven speed double clutch PDK gearbox, which has been reworked with a new electronics package that is claimed to make it more intuitive and provide faster shifts in each of the Boxster’s drive modes, normal and sport. It now also supports a so-called sailing function that decouples the engine when you lift off the throttle on descents, cutting the engine revs to idle and reducing rolling resistance.

    But it is the manual ‘box that will undoubtedly make headlines. Like the new 911, the Boxster S receives a seven speed unit as standard. It’s based on the PDK gearbox, and comes equipped with a lock out that prevents you changing into seventh from anywhere but fifth and sixth gears. Owing it is lower torque rating, the base Boxster sticks with the existing six-speed manual.

    More power and less weight results in better straight line performance with 0.2secs shaved off the 0-62mph time of both the Boxster and Boxster S, bringing their benchmark acceleration times down to 5.6sec and 5.0sec respectively.

    With the new electro-mechanical steering system along with a stop/start function and new thermo management measures built into the new driveline, fuel economy is predictably improved by up by 18 per cent to 33.2mpg.

    On first experience, admittedly from the passenger seat, the new Boxster has clearly moved up in standing. Impressions are of a more mature car with a broader set of abilities. A moderate increase in cabin length introduces added space, and with it comes a feeling of greater well-being.

    At typical motorway cruising speeds, the new Porsche displays greater refinement than the car it replaces; mechanical, road and wind noise are all reduced with its excellent new cloth hood in place.

    There’s greater compliance to the suspension, which results in improved levels of ride comfort around town. That’s not to say it isn’t sporting in feel, just that inherent harshness on certain surfaces has been relaxed a little, endowing the new car with a more settled feel.

    What impressed most about the new Porsche Boxster, was the ability of it to carry big speeds through corners without needing to check progress, such is the fluidity and neutrality inherent in the new chassis. It’s hard to say whether it improves on the outgoing model in terms of handling, but in isolation it is hints at greatness.

    If you’re searching for a more definitive verdict you’ll have to wait until we get to drive the new Boxster for ourselves. The crucial thing is that despite the changes in character, the new model appears to retain all the crucial traits that have made it such a exciting car to drive up until now, and that also goes for the sound of its new engines, which continue to growl with the same familiar tone and ferocity as before.

    Autocar article: http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/260341/


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Thanks Boxster Coupe GTS SmileySmiley


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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Spyshot: 2013 Porsche Cayman...

    2013-Porsche-Cayman-spy.jpg

     

    (23 December 2011)
     
    Porsche are planning the release of a new Cayman model somewhere next year. We spotted the new model on a highway close to Stuttgart yesterday.
     
    The black test mule shows a much more fluid design than the current model. The 2013 model also appears to have a lower rear profile and a much larger rear window than the previous model. At the front a new bumper features integrated daytime running lights and the taillights, which are reminiscent to the latest generation Porsche 911 (991). There is an automatic spoiler positioned exactly in between the rear lights.
     
    The new Cayman will essentially be a hard-top version of the 2013 Porsche Boxster. They will be sharing everything from interior panels to powertrains and wheel designs.
     
    On the subject of power trains, we expect to see the same setup as the Boxster, which will be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show 2012. The Cayman is expected to be powered by a 2.7 liter flat six producing around 265 horsepower, and the Cayman S will be powered by 325hp 3.2 liter flat six. Reportedly the flat-six engine will be replaced by a new twin-turbo 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine by 2015.
     

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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Porsche Cayman spy pics...

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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Thanks Boxster Coupe GTS. Interesting to see the 981 Cayman mule has the bumperettes on rear bumper. Recent Pics of  981 Boxster S  doesn't have them. I hope they are just camouflage.


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    2006 997 C2S Cab, Triple Black,  2006 Cayenne Titanium Iceland Silver Metalic New York


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    bobr:

    Thanks Boxster Coupe GTS. Interesting to see the 981 Cayman mule has the bumperettes on rear bumper. Recent Pics of  981 Boxster S  doesn't have them. I hope they are just camouflage.

    Aren't they a requirement for American cars?  I agree, they are gastly...


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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Budster:
    bobr:

    Thanks Boxster Coupe GTS. Interesting to see the 981 Cayman mule has the bumperettes on rear bumper. Recent Pics of  981 Boxster S  doesn't have them. I hope they are just camouflage.

    Aren't they a requirement for American cars?  I agree, they are gastly...

    The new US-spec Porsche 991 no longer has external bumperettes and the 2012 Porsche Boxster has been spotted testing without them...

    ...so there's hope that the new Porsche Cayman will look good! Smiley

    Smiley SmileySmiley


    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    2013 Porsche Cayman Spotted On Video...

    2013 Porsche Cayman spotted testing in Stuttgart, Germany (January 2012)

    ...turn up the volume!

    2013 Porsche Cayman -- Motor Authority -- Link

    2013 Porsche Cayman -- Video Link

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    Re: 2013 Cayman/Boxster-Spy Shots

    Porsche Cayman photoshop by Autoblog...

    Porsche_Cayman_impressie_LvK_1200.jpg

    Porsche-Cayman-Black-MY2013.jpg

    Porsche Cayman photoshop -- Autoblog link

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