Porsche has endowed the new second (or is that third? Ask Porsche... - Ed.) generation Cayman with a 40 percent stiffer and 30kg lighter body, and a 15 percent improvement in fuel consumption.
The Cayman also benefits from a more cohesive design - no longer looking like a mere hardtop Boxster, the coupe gets a longer and sleeker new roofline, bringing it closer in style to the larger 911.
As before though, the Cayman does share most of its 'below the pillars' look with the Boxster, and both cars share the same interior design and layout.
Power is provided by a pair of flat six-cylinder engines, including a 202kW 2.7 litre unit and, for the top-shelf Cayman S, a 239kW 3.4 litre mill.
Both get a six-speed manual as standard, and Porsche's PDK dual-clutch auto shifter is also available.
For the entry Cayman, Porsche promises a 0-100km/h time of 5.6 seconds with the manual and 5.4 with the PDK, while the Cayman S lists 5.0 and 4.9 second times.
Go for the Sport Chrono package in the PDK models and those times drop to 5.1 seconds for the Cayman and 4.6 seconds for the S.
Porsche has confirmed that both the Cayman and Cayman S are now available for order in Australia, with deliveries due in April 2013.
- 2013 Porsche Cayman - $115,500
- 2013 Porsche Cayman S - $150,400
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