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Porsche Cayman Mule Spied Again

 Porsche Cayman Mule Spied Again
Next Generation Porsche Cayman Mule

Porsche is still reaping the rewards off its current facelifted Cayman. Nonetheless looking forward is always preferable to looking back, and so the company is now quite far into preparing the next-generation Cayman. These spy pictures reveal a mule that appears to be wider and has beefier wheel arches than the current model. What may look like the model we have on the streets is actually a mule for the next generation model. Just look at the imprecisely-fitting tailpipes and the fender extensions. Dead giveaways.

The current Cayman comes with the optional new PDK dual-clutch transmission which provides very smooth shifting in traffic conditions and sporty changes when pushed to respond quicker. Fuel consumption is said to be improved despite power and torque increases. The Cayman will presumably use the PDK system as well.

There is no indication as to whether Porsche will stick with naturally-aspirated boxer engines for the Cayman or move with the wind and adopt turbo power for the baby 911 for the first time. The Volkswagen Group is brimming with such engines so adapting them to suit Porsche characteristics would not require too heavy an investment.

Production will begin in only a few years' time at Magna Steyr's factory in Austria. Dealers will receive their first batches of Boxster and Cayman stock in 2012.

Published Jun 16, 2009 3:45 pm By Thami Masemola

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velkoto
Nice exhaust lol
Jun 17, 2009 5:11 pm
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scratchy996
that's the new PARSXS exhaust! Porsche Asymmetric Racing eXhaust Shizznit :)
Jun 17, 2009 7:08 pm
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BabyMilo
In the future Porsches are just gona be thin pieces of metal rolling around if Porsche keeps making them lower and wider
Jun 17, 2009 11:00 am
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N20_Purge
I think making them wider and lower gives them better road presance, but I do agree that Porsche should stop trying to do that, otherwise it will be overdone, tall people won't fit in and those cars will be hard to park.
Jun 17, 2009 7:08 pm
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BTB505
Porsche Cayman Mule Spied Again .... so why would you argue what it looks like ??? It could have the body of a Hyundai Getz for all it matters ... !!
Jun 17, 2009 2:57 am
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porschecarreragtmay6
Ok, I don't know where you got these pictures from but this is not a 998 Cayman, even if it was it would be called the 988 Cayman, not the 998, that is reserved for the 911 model. I KNOW this isn't the 988 because the mirrors are NOT on the A-pillar, the fog lamps are set in as on the 987 model, and the front and rear light are exactly like the 987 model. The 988 would resemble the 987 face-lift much more. This looks exactly like the standard 987, not even close to a 988, there is NO revision over the 987 AT-ALL.
Jun 16, 2009 10:44 pm
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scratchy996
Porsche nerd rage :P
Jun 16, 2009 10:58 pm
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SigSauer
Scratchy is right. lol.
Jun 17, 2009 7:25 pm
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scratchy996
998 Cayman ? maybe you mean 988, WCF. 998 is 911 internal nomenclature.
Jun 16, 2009 10:41 pm
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Joe_Limon
ribbit
Jun 16, 2009 9:43 pm
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