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    OFFICIAL: New Cayman (2012)

    Porsche AG is celebrating the world premiere of the new Cayman at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The third generation of the Cayman has been completely new developed. It is lower and longer, lighter and faster, more efficient and more powerful than ever. A longer wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels enhance the driving performance of the mid-engine sports car to a level without equal in its competitive class. The new two-seater is – after the 911 Carrera and Boxster – the third sports car model line from Porsche to feature innovative lightweight body design. The new Cayman is up to 30 kg lighter, depending on the specific model and equipment, and it consumes up to 15 per cent less fuel per 100 km than the previous model – despite higher engine and driving performance. 

    The new generation of the two-seat mid-engine sports car is debuting in two classic Porsche versions: the Cayman and the Cayman S. The base model is powered by a 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder engine with 275 hp (202 kW). It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, depending on the equipment, and reaches a top speed of 266 km/h. Its NEDC fuel consumption lies between 7.7 l/100 km and 8.2 l/100 km, depending on the selected transmission. 

    The 3.4-liter engine of the Cayman S produces 325 hp (239 kW); the best possible acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h is 4.7 seconds with appropriate features. The Cayman S can reach a top speed of 283 km/h, and its NEDC fuel consumption value lies between 8.0 l/100 km and 8.8 l/100 km, depending on the selected transmission. 

    Both sport coupés are equipped with standard manual six-speed transmission. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) can be delivered as an option; it enables faster acceleration and better fuel economy. 

    Porsche is also upgrading the Cayman with new optional features. For example, the sport coupé is now available with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) for the first time, which controls the distance to the car ahead in traffic and vehicle speed, as well as a specially developed Burmester sound system. Another new feature for the Cayman is the keyless Entry & Drive system, which is available as an option. 

    Design: new proportions, prominent lines 
    The new Cayman is more distinctive than ever. Its proportions are new, and yet it is clearly a Porsche sport coupé; an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs and 18- and 19-inch diameter wheels with larger rolling circumference are identifying visual characteristics of the car’s more enhanced driving performance. Its styling is marked by precise lines and razor-sharp sculpted edges. They emphasise the car’s low, extended silhouette with the windscreen shifted forward and the roof line that reaches far back. Especially expressive and characteristic are the dynamic recesses in the doors, which guide induction air into the distinctive air scoops on the rear side panels and then directly to the engine. This offers the most prominent visualisation of the concept of a mid-engine car. 

    From the front end, the new Cayman is marked by its dominant cooling air inlets, which increase in size towards the sides of the car. Just as unique to the new generation of the sport coupé are the large, low rear lid made of aluminium and the rear section with its wrap-around edges. Mounted directly to the rear lid is the thin blade of the rear spoiler, which – in contrast to that of the Boxster – is higher and deploys at a steeper angle. The overall appearance of the Cayman is more independent than before, and it is well-differentiated from the previous model. 

    The market launch of the new Cayman generation in Europe is scheduled for March 2, 2013. Base prices in Germany are 51,385 euros for the Cayman and 64,118 euros for the Cayman S, each including 19 % VAT. 

     

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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: OFFICIAL: New Cayman (2012)

    More information (which is not available in the press text):

    0-200 kph acceleration in 16.9 seconds (with Sport Plus and PDK), this is similar to the 991 Carrera.

    Top speed with PDK is 281 kph.

    Acceleration from 0-100 kph without PDK and Sport Plus is 5.0 seconds flat, from 0-200 kph 17.2 seconds.

     


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: OFFICIAL: New Cayman (2012)

    I love the exterior styling. I wonder how it looks in the flesh?


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    moose:

    I love the exterior styling. I wonder how it looks in the flesh?

    Like a Boxster with a fixed roof?! Smiley

    Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


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    I can understand why floor mats are cheaper on the boxster\cayman than 911 - but I'm wondering why PDK is £400 odd cheaper???


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    I want this car for my girlfriend! Now to get her out of her beloved but despicable Alfa Mito! enlightened


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    Porker:

    I want this car for my girlfriend! Now to get her out of her beloved but despicable Alfa Mito! enlightened

    Nice tactics, Pork Smiley..


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    I must confess that I was not that excited about this car when I saw the first pictures.

    I think that Porsche have done a good job on improving the looks of the Cayman, now that I have seen more pictures.

     

     


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    Porker:

    I want this car for my girlfriend! Now to get her out of her beloved but despicable Alfa Mito! enlightened

    You have bad cards to begin with, the Cayman's got no rear seats Smiley


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    Spyderidol:

    I must confess that I was not that excited about this car when I saw the first pictures.

    I think that Porsche have done a good job on improving the looks of the Cayman, now that I have seen more pictures.

    Especially the promo video sold me. The car looks absolutely gorgeous. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kqOxyLc4Kc&hd=1


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    Gauss:
    Porker:

    I want this car for my girlfriend! Now to get her out of her beloved but despicable Alfa Mito! enlightened

    You have bad cards to begin with, the Cayman's got no rear seats Smiley

    Valid point, yesterday while looking at an appartment, she enquired whether it had a second room. Given it's just us two at the moment, I guess I know what she's thinking, expect small Porkies soon! Smiley


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    Oink!


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    Gauss:
    Spyderidol:

    I must confess that I was not that excited about this car when I saw the first pictures.

    I think that Porsche have done a good job on improving the looks of the Cayman, now that I have seen more pictures.

    Especially the promo video sold me. The car looks absolutely gorgeous. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kqOxyLc4Kc&hd=1

    Agreed! 


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    White going to be the best colour imo, even that yellow looked cool. The roof  line is a huge improvement...


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    throt

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    Re: OFFICIAL: New Cayman (2012)

    I'm not a friend of the backlights/rear spoiler integration design but the facelift should fix that. indecision angry


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


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    RC:

    I'm not a friend of the backlights/rear spoiler integration design but the facelift should fix that. indecision angry

    You have to wait for the next facelift then for that...Smiley...


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    throt

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    Re: OFFICIAL: New Cayman (2012)

    I'm not interested in the Cayman...I'm more of a 991 Turbo guy. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


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    I certainly understand that the Cayman is basically a Boxster with a fixed roof, but honestly my first impression of seeing the car at the LA show was that it looked like a 991. The new roofline is subtle but an amazing improvement.  

    The bottom line challenge for the  Cayman is its size.  Most folks will want an open car--Boxster--versus a small sport coupe.  Hope I am wrong, but the Boxster owns most of this niche.


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    Porsche should contemplate a Cayman Targa/Spyder similar to the 458/MP4 roof concept for those who don't like a fully  convertible canvas roof. 

    They might even have a concept car ready!

    I had a Boxster but I didn't open the roof often to utilise this feature and the soft top was a nuisance to keep clean. I'd consider a Cayman with an opening hard top at the time.


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    I would rather like to see another Cayman R with 350 horses and 100 kg less weight (no A/C, sport shells, no noise dampening material, etc. etc. etc.). Deleting the comfort features makes sure that this car doesn't compete directly with the 991 models. I'm also pretty sure that some people here in the forum would love such a version.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


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    the new Cayman's roof line is dramatically improved .. the Cayman does not look squashed anymore. Its proportions are now perfect.


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    RC:

    I would rather like to see another Cayman R with 350 horses and 100 kg less weight (no A/C, sport shells, no noise dampening material, etc. etc. etc.). Deleting the comfort features makes sure that this car doesn't compete directly with the 991 models. I'm also pretty sure that some people here in the forum would love such a version.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4

    Christian,

    Cayman Turbo is coming 100% for sure. With 365ps/490Nm it will be very interesting product. Also, I heard that Cayman Turbo will be PDK only.


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    New rims?

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    Re: OFFICIAL: New Cayman (2012)

    Yes, these are the standard rims.


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    KresoF1:
    Christian,

    Cayman Turbo is coming 100% for sure. With 365ps/490Nm it will be very interesting product. Also, I heard that Cayman Turbo will be PDK only.

    I'm more interested in the 991 Turbo Smiley and a Cayman R with 350 horses would be more interesting in my opinion.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New Cayman (2012)

    987 Cayman still looks good :)

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    I agree this would be a great product, I have enjoyed quite a few 911 over the last 15 years, I am open for something new, mid engine, agile, not flimsy, quite masculine and accelerating not slower than a standard 991.  I also assume this model will receive some typical turbo mods like wider fenders, bigger air intakes  etc. Any idea, when the turbo Cayman will be launched?


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    KresoF1:
    RC:

    I would rather like to see another Cayman R with 350 horses and 100 kg less weight (no A/C, sport shells, no noise dampening material, etc. etc. etc.). Deleting the comfort features makes sure that this car doesn't compete directly with the 991 models. I'm also pretty sure that some people here in the forum would love such a version.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4

    Christian,

    Cayman Turbo is coming 100% for sure. With 365ps/490Nm it will be very interesting product. Also, I heard that Cayman Turbo will be PDK only.


    Do you know the engine configuration?


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New Cayman (2012)

    Very high tech 2.5l 4 cylinder turbo boxer.
    Cayman Turbo will be introduced in autumn 2013.

    Re: OFFICIAL: New Cayman (2012)

    Audi TT RS engine?


     
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