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    Cayman competitor coming?

    The front cover of this week's issue of Autocar. The article says it is still early days for the project which is at the conceptual stage but that the new model would sit below the GT as a 718 rival in both coupe and roadster form and likely share engines with the upcoming A35 and second generation A45 models.

    They say Mercedes are looking for a way that AMG can better leverage it's success in motorsport and that a relatively affordable sports car is one idea under consideration. The rise in popularity of the GT4 class may help make a stronger case for this model as they say the existing GT version homologated for GT4 racing is too expensive for most amateur racers starting at 198,850 euros vs 111,000 euros for a Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

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    Re: Cayman competitor coming?

    Some competition would be good. 


    Re: Cayman competitor coming?

    If I remember correctly the headlines were similar ahead of the AMG GT presentation. This car was going to eat the 911 for breakfast. 


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    Re: Cayman competitor coming?

    The AMG GT does not have rear seats so it can’t even compete.

    But vs an overpriced Cayman, things could be very different...


    Re: Cayman competitor coming?

    bluelines:

    If I remember correctly the headlines were similar ahead of the AMG GT presentation. This car was going to eat the 911 for breakfast. 

    But now they are bringing out a new SLK Coupe! Smiley


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    Re: Cayman competitor coming?

    Carlos from Spain:
    bluelines:

    If I remember correctly the headlines were similar ahead of the AMG GT presentation. This car was going to eat the 911 for breakfast. 

    But now they are bringing out a new SLK Coupe! Smiley

    Exactly! The SLK, a car for hairdressers or pensioners. I am sure the coupe will attract the young sports car masses Smiley


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Cayman competitor coming?

    Interesting that it says "V6" behind the front wheel, but says it will use A-Class motors which are all 4-cyl (although the new A45 is supposed to have > 400hp)...


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    Re: Cayman competitor coming?

    Grant:

    Interesting that it says "V6" behind the front wheel, but says it will use A-Class motors which are all 4-cyl (although the new A45 is supposed to have > 400hp)...

    I think that says it all Smiley The magazine had to make something up to fill the next issue with other than white pages.


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Cayman competitor coming?

    bluelines:

    If I remember correctly the headlines were similar ahead of the AMG GT presentation. This car was going to eat the 911 for breakfast. 

    Smiley Smiley

     


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Cayman competitor coming?

    looks like a rebodied AM Vantage


    Re: Cayman competitor coming?

    bluelines:
    Carlos from Spain:
    bluelines:

    If I remember correctly the headlines were similar ahead of the AMG GT presentation. This car was going to eat the 911 for breakfast. 

    But now they are bringing out a new SLK Coupe! Smiley

    Exactly! The SLK, a car for hairdressers or pensioners. I am sure the coupe will attract the young sports car masses Smiley

    Maybe I should chop in the Boxster for an SLK then.........Smiley Smiley Smiley


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