2013 Porsche Cayman Spied Testing

Mike Stevens | Aug 7, 2012

The hardtop twin to Porsche's new Boxster has been spied testing in Europe this week.

Like its predecessor, the new Cayman will enter as a coupe version of the topless Boxster, with little separating the two beneath the skin, including a longer wheelbase, a wider track and shorter overhangs at each end.

Expect the new Boxster's 198kW 2.7 litre and 235kW 3.4 litre engines to star here, along with the same Cayman and Cayman S variants.

In Boxster form, the engines deliver 0-100km/h times of 5.7 seconds for the regular model, and 5.0 seconds flat for the S.

The new Cayman is likely to appear in the coming months, with September's Paris Motor Show or November's LA Auto Show its most likely destination. Watch for an Australian debut in late 2012 or early 2013.

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  • Roger says,
    2 years ago
    They will need to do something special, Wheels just declared the Toyota FT86 rolled the Cayman as an all round performer. To topple the chassis balance king like that is amazing. The only issue with the FT86 is you need aftermarket mods to get any speed out of it.
    • Balthazaaaaaargh says,
      2 years ago
      Mate, Wheels would... (this comment has been partially deleted and edited: TMR Team).

      But as for the 86, it's not exactly slow.

      More powerful would be nice, sure, but that'd demand a higher price. Goes against the point of the car (and the spirit of its origins).

      Two engine grades would have been nice, but who knows, we may yet see a turbo- or super-charged model in the future.
  • Ash says,
    2 years ago
    Disappointed Porche have not used the eco boom to try developing a Flat4 Turbo entry model to Caymen/Boxter with superior power and torque plus better economy to the small Porche lineup. Surely fleet emmissions should be a concern for Porche.
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