Here’s a foreign product video of the newly launched Porsche Cayman . It may be a little product heavy and the figures are given in km/h instead of mph, but there are some cool high speed runs.
The Cayman is powered by a 2.9-liter flat-six boxer engine that delivers 265 hp (20 more than the previous model), and the Cayman S gets a 3.4-liter power unit that delivers 320 hp (25 hp more). The Cayman S with PDK dual-clutch automatic and Launch Control can do 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. That’s a 0.2 second improvement from the previous Cayman S and is within 0.2 seconds of the published figures for the base 911.
Now that the updated models are now officially public, Porsche revealed today new images gallery of the 2009 Cayman and Boxster .
The Cayman is powered by a 2.9-liter flat-six boxer engine that delivers 265 hp (an increase of 20 hp); the Cayman S gets a 3.4-liter power unit that delivers 320 hp (25 hp more). The Cayman S with PDK dual-clutch automatic and Launch Control can do 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
Boxster gets a 2.9-liter engine that delivers 255 bhp (an increase of 10 hp). The S version gets a 3.4-liter power unit that delivers 310 hp (up 15hp). Mated to a the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the new Boxter makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 5.9 seconds.
It has been a standing knowledge that Porsche has been planning to unveil the modified Boxster and Cuaman mid-engine sports cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. But, Porsche made it official recently, even though it failed to provide any pictures, the German manufacturer revealed in its Spartan press release that "both cars will come with Porsche’s new engine and transmission technology as well as many other significant technical and exterior refinements".
Besides some artistic modifications, the new 2009 Cayman coupe and Boxster roadster will show off extra powerful but also fuel-economical direct-injection engines with Porsche’s new double-clutch PDK gearbox that made its introduction on the recently altered 911s.
For the very first time also at an auto show in the US, Porsche will showcase in Los Angeles the original car to bear the name "Porsche," the celebrated, 60-year-old mid-engine 356 which has come to be identified simply as ’Porsche No.1’. The company’s LA Show display area will also highlight a Porsche 550 Spyder which is on loan from the special collection of Jerry Seinfeld.
A couple of weeks ago we sawleaked official images of the refreshed 2010 Porsche Cayman and Boxster . At that time we knew it didn’t mater much because the car would be in the flesh this month at the LA Auto Show. Now we have further proof that Porsche hasn’t shied away from the show, as these Caymans were caught coming out of cargo on the tarmac at LAX airport.
The new Cayman will feature redesigned front bumpers with LED lights and revised rear bumpers with new tail lamps. Like the 2009 911, the 2010 Boxster and Cayman will be offered with the new PDK dual-clutch transmission.
After the official unveiling of the new 911 line, today Dutch AutoWeek published the first images of the updates to the Cayman and Boxster . Like their bigger brother, both models get redesigned front bumpers with LED lights and revised rear bumpers with new tail lamps. This new look should tie the little Porsches over until the complete redesign due in 2012.
Although no official details are available, both the Cayman and Boxster are expected to get an upgraded engine possibly courtesy of the 911’s direct injection technology. Also from the 911 parts bin will likely be the will be offered with PDK dual-clutch transmission.
The site is not only nice to find out things about the Panamera (it’s name is the other half of the trans-Mexico race that the Carerra is named after — Carrera Panamericana), but it also give some other history about the rest of Porsche’s line. If you’re a Porsche fan, and you’ve got time, it’s worth checking out.
One of the Porsche’s highlights at the Paris Auto Show will be the Cayman S Sport, a special edition created to celebrate its 60th birthday.
The Cayman S Sport production will be limited to 700 units. The customer has the choice of six special non-metallic colors, including the green and orange featured on the latest 911 GT3 RS.
More importantly, 3.4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine gets a bump to 303 hp (up from 295) thanks to a new exhaust system. The S Sport also gets Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) featured, the body of the car is lowered by ten millimeters, and five-millimetre spacer rings are placed behind the 19-inch-SportDesign wheels, which should enhance appearance and driving dynamics.
AutoJunk spotted this black-matte Ruf GTR3, and you have to admit it looks pretty amazing! I really want one!
Powering the CTR3 is a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat six engine pumping out 700 bhp at 7,000 rpm with torque topping out at 657 lb-ft. Drive is sent to the wheels via a rumored seven-speed sequential automatic gearbox that’s said to allow the CTR3 to reach a top speed of 224 mph.
The Porsche Cayman is starting to put out the numbers of its bigger brother 911 . Although we have already presented Caymans from tuning houses like Techart and Speedart , a manufacturer named TPC Racing produced the most powerful Cayman yet. The new kit includes a closed boost control, temperature compensation table and a barometric pressure compensation table.
All of these make the Cayman develop an astonishing 420 hp. With this new amount of power, the vehicle can put sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited, due to the safety rules, at 155 mph.
Porsche is currently testing the first prototypes of the next generation Cayman, model that will compete with Audi’s proposed R3 , the next-gen BMW Z4 and possibly the Artega GT in Europe.
The revised Boxster should be unveiled at the LA motor show in November. This will provide the basis for the new Cayman, which should appear sometime in early 2009. Both models will receive direct-injection engine technology, seven-speed PDK gearboxes and minor interior and exterior tweaks in line with the new second-generation 997 911.
The Cayman is due in showrooms by late 2011 and known internally as 991. Porsche promises It will be "more competent, even sexier, even more unique", featuring an evolutionary design.