Launched! Porsche’s new Cayman

You’re looking at the third generation of the Cayman, Porsche’s mid-engined sports car. According to the brand, the 2013 Cayman is completely new. Lower, longer, lighter, faster, more powerful and more efficient; the latter thanks to a brake-based energy-recovery unit and an auto-start-stop system. Enough said?

The Cayman variant is powered by a 2.7-liter engine with 275hp, capable of pulling off 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds. The Cayman S comes with the larger 3.4-liter engine which pumps out 325hp, nailing 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds. Shifting duties are left to the buyer’s choice of a 6-speed manual or a PDK 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The handling department is where the Cayman always delivered, and with the new model’s longer wheelbase and wider track, the mid-engine sports coupe will continue to impress.

The new Cayman is expected to go on sale in Spring 2013.

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2 Comments on “Launched! Porsche’s new Cayman”

  1. khabah Says:

    This is the one I’ve been waiting for; yes, it’s a Boxster with a hardtop but it’s definitely several notches above the 987 Cayman. Beautiful rear haunches proportions.

    Iconic status and useless rear seats aside, you need to ask yourself what you need a 911 for when the mid-engined Cayman is a dynamically better drive. If Porsche put one of the 911’s engines into this little beast, you could argue that there really wouldn’t be a need for the 911 anymore.

    On that note, though – rumors are that we’ll see a Cayman Turbo with a turbocharged 2.5L flat-four with around 350 hp and 369 lb-ft at the Frankfurt Motor Show next September. Now there’s an interesting prospect…

    • el wehbi Says:

      Thanks for the info on the rumored engine options. Those kind of torque figures would truly work wonders in Cayman-sized proportions.

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