2014 Porsche Cayman roars into Los Angeles [video]

Goes on sale next March

Porsche has taken the wraps off the 2014 Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Essentially a Boxster coupe, the Cayman has familiar styling but is distinguished by unique fog lights and an aluminum hatch that has an integrated spoiler which is higher and deploys at a steeper angle than the one on the Boxster.

The interior carries over from its corporate cousin which isn't a bad thing considering it boasts high quality materials and an elegant design. As part of the change the model is available with several new options including Adaptive Cruise Control, a Burmester audio system and a keyless Entry & Drive system.

The entry-level Cayman is powered by a 2.7-liter flat six engine that develops 275 HP (202 kW). It enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 266 km/h (165 mph). In terms of efficiency owners can expect to average between 7.7 L/100 km and 8.2 L/100 km.

The Cayman S, on the other hand, has a 3.4-liter flat six engine with 325 HP (239 kW). Thanks to the extra oomph, the car runs from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 283 km/h (176 mph). Unfortunately the added performance punishes you at the pump as the car averages between 8.0 L/100 km and 8.8 L/100 km.

The model will go on sale in Europe next March and German pricing starts at €51,385 for the Cayman and €64,118 for the Cayman S (both prices including a 19% VAT). U.S. sales are slated to begin next spring and prices start at $52,600 and $63,800 respectively.

Source: Porsche

Lighter, lower, more agile: World premiere of the new Porsche Cayman

Stuttgart. 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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Comments (11)

DarkoInem DarkoInem
what an ugly crapwagen
Dec 4th, 2012 5:15pm
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SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
Move the cockpit a bit further and it would look awesome. Mini mid-engine Porsche.
Nov 29th, 2012 5:36pm
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
I think the Boxster/Cayman will be hot sellers because 1) many love the fact it's more a "driver's car" than the 911 and 2) it's also US$35,000 to US$40,000 less expensive than a 911.
Nov 29th, 2012 3:49pm
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quattrosport quattrosport
As great as expected ! I real good evolution :-) The “little” Porsche is becoming a real deal.
Nov 29th, 2012 2:53pm
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Floppy Floppy
Worst presentation video ever. That guy should be fired... today!
Nov 29th, 2012 12:53pm
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bmwaddict bmwaddict
God, I hate these kind of CGI-ed commercials. If the car is so amazing, do a similar commercial. There are spectacular locations all over the world, you don't have to create them on computer. Lame...
Nov 29th, 2012 12:45pm
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Definitely in the "want" list.
Nov 29th, 2012 7:10am
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tbrodie tbrodie
If you really want to pleasure yourself, go to their 3D configurator and see what your dream collaboration looks like under different lighting conditions.
Dec 8th, 2012 11:42pm
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Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
This Boxster coupe aka Cayman is a great drivers car, still I always felt and still feel like Porsche could and can make it even more better and that's why I'm a little disappointed, but, doing that will bring it too close to the 911 and for Porsche, that is a social no no!!
Nov 29th, 2012 5:17am
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JaewonShin JaewonShin
CG? hope it's a joke. or at least send out another real version
Nov 29th, 2012 1:36am
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KerstinVandeveer KerstinVandeveer
CG? Say it isn't so. Never, No! You should be a reporter, what a scoop Get a hold of Porsche and demand that they eliminate all CG from their marketing. Truth to Power.
Nov 29th, 2012 2:58am
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