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2013 Porsche Cayman spied at the Nürburgring

 2013 Porsche Cayman spied at the Nürburgring
2013 Porsche Cayman spy photo - 5.7.2011 / SB-Medien

Larger, lighter and more powerful

Our spies have caught the 2013 Porsche Cayman on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The prototype is heavily camouflaged, but we can see the model will have an evolutionary design that is instantly recognizable. While the front end looks similar to recent 911 prototypes, sources have indicated the Boxster and Cayman will be distinguished by unique lighting units and a steeper windscreen. Additionally, the redesigned Cayman adopts door-mounted mirrors, a larger rear window and a new side air intake.

Engine options are still shrouded in mystery, but we can expect the current mills to carryover with minor improvements for added performance. Nothing is official, but previous reports have indicated the 2.9-liter will produce 265 hp (198 kW / 269 PS) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft), while the 3.4-liter will develop 315 hp (235 kW / 319 PS) and 360 Nm (266 lb-ft) of torque. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder is also expected, and it may eventually replace the 2.9-liter flat-six.

No word on when the model will be introduced, but guesstimates peg a release for late 2012 or early 2013.

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Comments (9)

 THERENAISSANCEMAN THERENAISSANCEMAN
looking good...looking better
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July 7, 2011 6:33 am
 PAA PAA
Not that I want to judge Porsche engineering but if we are offered a Mini 1.6 with 207 hp shouldn't the Porsche engines of 3 litres offer more horsepower? My 2 litre car offers 270 hp so I would expect this to produce around 350 and more.
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July 6, 2011 5:47 am
 scratchy996 scratchy996
it looks too much like a 911 from the side. not bad, but i like the old Cayman more.
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July 6, 2011 2:06 am
 catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
Rumors say that his time a Cayman Targa is in the works as well!
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July 5, 2011 7:21 pm
 D11 D11
Like many Porsche redesigns, they are often so subtle that there unnoticeable at first glance. Definitely the evolution of the Cayman. A Cayman Turbo would be pretty special if Porsche would do it, but they probably don't want to cannibalize 911 sales.
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July 5, 2011 6:04 pm
 automobile007 automobile007
Will this be an all new model? I've never really been a fan of the Cayman, definitely my least favourite Porsche
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July 5, 2011 4:56 pm
 stickshifter stickshifter
the back looks higher and fatter. the old back was more athletic, imo
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July 5, 2011 4:00 pm
 car-o-bar car-o-bar
looks much more Oomphier.
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July 5, 2011 3:47 pm
 9TNine 9TNine
Looks much better than the first one. Maybe Porsche does this deliberately to make the facelift easier?
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July 5, 2011 3:24 pm