2013 Porsche Cayman | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine

September 21st, 2012 | Category: Porsche | 2099 Views

2013 Porsche Cayman | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Now, After months of spy shots, spy videos and leaked details, we finally have an introduction date for the all new 2013 Porsche Cayman. According to Automotive News (subscription required) the new Cayman coupe will make its entry at this November’s Los Angeles Auto Show, with sales beginning in later 2012 or early 2013. As with the previous generation, expect the new Cayman to be heavily influenced by the new 2013 Porsche Boxster, set to hit U.S. dealers later this month. Based on the spy photos we’ve seen to date, the Cayman’s interior looks like it’s pulled from the Boxster’s assembly line, but we say that’s not a bad thing.

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“Free the Cayman.” Since the Porsche Cayman’s debut back in 2007, enthusiasts have been asking for just that, wishing Porsche would give its midengine coupe enough horsepower to challenge the 911 for familial supremacy. That’s unlikely to happen ever but the 2013 Porsche Cayman is still a fine update to a car that some believe is only about 50 horsepower away from being equal or even greater than a 911. The Cayman enters its second generation with a sleeker look, a new base engine and an updated interior. Early prototypes show a more cohesive roof design, with a steeper windshield rake, and side windows and a rear window stretched closer to the engine bay. It’s possible Porsche will be making the Cayman look more distinctive from the Boxster this time around, although the underlying hardware will still no doubt be pretty much identical.

We have fresh new spy shots of the 2013 Porsche Cayman, and it looks to be following in the footsteps of its handsome soft top brother. The Lamborghini Aventador may be getting some new fuel saving measures, including cylinder deactivation and stop start technology. And the Hungarian GP was the first dry race in several rounds of the F1 championship, with Lotus Renault GP making a strong showing, but not quite able to pull off the win.

These latest images show a prototype for the new Cayman in its final stages, confirming that development of the car is nearing completion. As with the current model, the new Cayman will essentially be a hard top version of the Boxster, with the two sharing everything from interior panels to powertrains and wheel designs. In terms of styling, the new Cayman appears to have a much more fluid design than the current model. It also appears to have a lower rear profile and a much larger rear window.

The rear hatch has a more flush appearance than before, and the entire back of the car looks rounder and with a shorter overhang. It’s an altogether smoother and cleaner design, even though it takes more than a quick glance to spot the changes. The same is true up front, where the headlights are slightly more upright and the foglights are better integrated into the front air intakes. The side glass has also been re profiled.

The upcoming Boxster will ride on a slightly longer wheelbase, and the Cayman will inherit the same extension. The longer wheelbase shows itself here in the Cayman’s longer rear quarter windows and the longer roofline. Aside from an expected boost in interior space, perhaps the biggest benefit of the stretch is that the lengthened hatch affords a larger rear window.

Moving down from the roofline, the appearance of the next Cayman will change little from today’s car. The fenders are just as curved and pumped out as the current Cayman’s, and the vertical intakes ahead of the rear wheels remain how else are you going to feed a mid mounted engine?… While our shooter failed to snap any pictures of the front of the car, we got a clear look at the Boxster’s schnozz, and we can confidently say that not much will change up front for the coupe, either. (This is sort of a habit at Porsche; note how similar the next 911 will be to the current car and the one before that, and the one before that, and so on.).

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Now, The Cayman should continue to be one of the finest all around sports cars. Just ask a Porsche executive: If the microphones are turned off, many will secretly admit that they prefer the Cayman to a 911. The next Cayman will be unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show in November; expect it at dealers in early 2013 at prices starting at around $53,000 for the base Cayman and $64,000 for the S model. Faster derivatives will follow later.

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A six speed manual gearbox will be standard, and the ZF-sourced seven speed dual clutch transmission called PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) will continue as an option. As usual, acceleration will be quicker with the PDK thanks to the seamless upshifts and launch control. We’ll continue to be happy with the manual, though. Visual differences between the current and the next Cayman are previewed by the Boxster and there aren’t many. The basic, curvaceous styling language remains largely unaltered, but the new car has a longer wheelbase, a wider track, and bigger wheels. Look for LED daytime running lights, and new, horizontal taillights with LED technology. The interior is vastly improved with the same slight touch of Carrera GT derived Panamera influence also baked into the latest 911.

Technical improvements include a torque vectoring system and optional dynamic transmission mounts. The car also will be significantly lighter than the outgoing model, which already is one of the lightest sports cars around. Part of the weight savings comes from a switch to electromechanical steering, on which we’ll withhold judgment for now. An all new interior, very similar to the Boxster’s, is also a given, bringing refined design, quality materials, and a fresh new look that’s in harmony with the rest of the new Porsche range.

Expect the new Cayman to produce more horsepower than the revised Boxster, with estimates of around 280 horsepower being thrown around for Cayman models, with the Cayman S expected to make around 330 horsepower. That should translate to 0-60 mph times of around 5.3 seconds for the Cayman and 4.6 seconds for the S version.

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We’ve already spotted the 2012 Boxster in the wild our editor in chief, Eddie Alterman, even snagged a few shots himself but now we have the first spy photos of the next gen Boxster’s hardtop sibling, the 2013 Cayman. Since the two cars share a platform, most of what we know about the Boxster will apply to the Cayman as well. This means carry over flat sixes, with a new flat four as the base engine. The current Cayman engine lineup starts with a 265 hp, 2.9 liter flat six, moving to a 320 hp, 3.4 liter flat six in the Cayman S. We don’t know much about the new four cylinder, but it most likely will be a shortened version of the six, rather than an all new engine. Transmissions are not likely to change much, and the new Cayman should make do with the existing six speed manual and seven speed PDK dual clutch automatic.

The closed-top coupe version of the already revealed Boxtser Roadster will boast the same sedign as its sibling. It is likely to feature the same engine lineup as well. The base Cayman will come with a 2.7 liter engine that produces 265 HP (261 bhp / 195 kW) whilst the high performance Cayman S gets a bigger 3.4 liter engine delivering 315 HP (311 bhp / 232 kW). Probably the most obvious exterior change involves the side intakes, which are more pronounced and larger. There could be a very good reason for this modification, one that’s far beyond the visual appeal they add to the new Cayman. Porsche is reportedly considering adding a flat 4 engine to the range, to serve as a base powerplant. This engine, expected to be 2.5 liters in capacity, is reported to offer more than 350 bhp in turbocharged format.

Drivetrain specifications should come in just a tick above the Boxster’s potent figures: in base form, the Boxster uses a 2.7 liter flat six to generate 265 horsepower, while the Boxster S gets a 3.4 liter engine good for 315 horsepower. They run to 60 mph in 5.4 and 4.7 seconds, respectively, when equipped with the seven speed PDK transmission. We expect the Cayman to add 10-20 horsepower to the Boxster’s figures, shaving a tenth or two off its acceleration times.

As in the redesigned Boxster, a new direct injected 2.7 liter flat 6 will serve as the base engine for the Cayman. Although smaller than before, the engine runs at higher compression and now wrings out an expected 265 hp (10 more horses than before). The additional power comes at a slight expense of torque (down 7 to 207 pound feet), but overall this should be an improved mill, with better acceleration and fuel economy. Source: caranddriver.com, autocarrelease.com.

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