If the looks and performance of the 2013 Porsche Boxster appeal to you but its convertible soft-top does not, Porsche has you covered with the all-new Cayman.
Like the last generation Cayman, the new car is essentially a sleek coupe variant of the Boxster with a few more horsepower to boot. In the case of the new model, the Cayman and Cayman S each gain 10 horsepower over their Boxster and Boxster S counterparts. With 275 horsepower in the standard Cayman and 325 horsepower in the Cayman S, Porsche anticipates the standard car will do 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and that S models will manage the same feat in 5 seconds flat.
Unlike the last generation Cayman, the evolution of the 911 model line to that of a sporting grand touring car allows the new Cayman to really focus on its credentials as a thoroughbred sports car. Along with more power, the new Cayman also sports a longer wheelbase and wider track that provides the car with greater handling capabilities.
Of course Porsche didn’t only make the new Cayman a more focused driver’s car, it also made the car more fuel-efficient. Porsche estimates that manual transmission Cayman models will achieve 30 mpg (approximately 7.84 L/100 KM) on the highway, and that manual transmission Cayman S models will achieve 28 mpg (approximately 8.4L/100 KM) on the highway.
Porsche says that the car should reach dealerships by Spring 2013. To learn more about the all-new Porsche Cayman stop by South Centre Porsche today.
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In the past 11 of 13 years, there has been a Porsche Boxster or Cayman listed on Car and Driver Magazine’s 10Best cars sold in America. Eddie Alterman, editor-in-chief of the magazine, praised both vehicles for their consistent performance, value, and are just plain fun to drive. Both Porsche’s made the cut of of 68 contenders.
The new Porsche Boxster comes in at under $50,000, but can achieve speeds of over 160 mph thanks to its 265 horsepower engine. Some would say that the 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds is well worth the price alone, not to mention its butter 7-speed PDK double-clutch transmission. The Boxster S ups the ante with 325 horsepower and a 0-60 time of a mere 4.8 seconds. A weapon of choice for those who enjoy the thrill of the drive and the wind in their hair.
The Cayman comes in at $51,900, and features the same power output of the Boxster, but its fully enclosed hard-top cabin is the go-to choice for those who put performance first. Go for the top-shelf Cayman R, and the vehicle transforms into monster with a 330 horsepower engine that will propel the 2,855 mountain-carver to 60 in a scant 4.7 seconds.
You can watch Car and Driver’s breakdown in the video provided below: