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2014 Porsche Cayman

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  • Porsche Cayman
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    flat-6
  • Transmission:
    Six-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    275 @ 7000
  • MPG(Cty):
    21
  • MPG(Hwy):
    30
  • Torque @ RPM:
    213 @ 4500
  • Displacement:
    2.7 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    165 mph
  • Price:
    52600
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The second-generation sports car brings more power and updated tech

The second-generation Porsche Cayman was unveiled in 2012, seven years after the nameplate made its debut on the same platform as the Boxster. The upgrad brought a new body design, a longer wheelbase, a wider front track, and a revised interior that matched the styling of the more upscale 911 model. The redesign also brought more power to the table, with both the base and S models gaining updated flat-six engines alongside tweaked six-speed manual and seven-speed PDK transmissions.

As a result, the new Cayman was quicker and had better handling and driving dynamics.

Unlike its predecessor, the second-generation Cayman also spawned a GTS variant, previously available only on the 911. The sportier model was followed by the Cayman GT4 in 2015, a more track-oriented sports car that borrowed its engine from the 911 Carrera S. The GT4 Clubsport was another premier for the nameplate. Developed by Porsche Motorsport for racing, it featured several weight-reducing measures, a mechanical rear-axle locking differential, and a race-spec interior with a racing bucket eat and six-point harness.

The second-gen Cayman received an extensive facelift in 2016, when Porsche not only revised its design, but also changed the name and replaced the flat-six units with turbocharged, four-cylinder engines.

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2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS

Should break cover by the end of 2018

When it unveiled the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 in February 2015, Porsche finally did what gearheads had been asking for a very long time: it allowed the mid-engined Cayman to live up to its true potential, which had been kept leashed to prevent it from being faster than the base 911. Now that the first Cayman GT4 has come and gone and the mid-engined sports car it was based on received a mid-cycle update, it’s time for a new track-ready coupe.

Ever since the first GT4 was announced, enthusiasts have been asking themselves whether Porsche will take things up a notch and develop a GT4 RS. But, despite favorable rumors and the fact that an RS version would make sense, a more powerful GT4 has yet to happen. This could change with the upcoming model. And even though there’s no confirmation whether it will be called the GT4 or GT4 RS, the new coupe will definitely pack a significantly beefed-up engine. So I’m tempted to go with an "RS" badge.

Updated 08/20/2018: Our spy photographers caught the upcoming Cayman GT4 out for one final testing before its official debut set for the 2018 Paris Auto Show.

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2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept

2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept

It Is A Rally Porsche. You Heard Me! A Rally Porsche!

Man, I can’t remember the last time I was as stoked about a rally car as I am about this one. Ever since the rally scene migrated from awesome sedans (Lancer Evo, WRX, or that magnificent Skoda Octavia), I was a bit disappointed watching small city cars tackling the courses. They are supremely fast, granted, but lack the drama, or the seriousness of the larger machines. Or sports cars. And that is where the newest Porsche Motorsport Rally concept comes into play. This is the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept. A mouthful isn’t it. Well, after I saw it the first thing I thought about was the 959 Dakar Porsche from the Eighties. It was sublime and, while the new Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye isn’t a 918 Rallye, I feel happy to have an opportunity to see it at all.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Concept Hints at Porsche's Return to Rally

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Concept Hints at Porsche’s Return to Rally

Could this be the first step towards Porsche competing in rally racing again?

There is nothing that Porsche engineers can’t do. Case in point: the Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Concept. The new machinery is a turnkey, track-spec race car that traces its roots to the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. It looks different than the GT4 Clubsport, in large part because it was designed specifically for rally racing use. More importantly, the concept will be in attendance at Rallye Deutschland later this month and will serve as a course car for Romain Dumas, the same man who now holds the time attack record at Pikes Peak with the Volkswagen I.D. R electric rally car.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

With the fourth-generation of the 718 Cayman coming to life in 2016 it didn’t take long for Porsche to pump out the Cayman GTS with a little extra power, nicer materials, some blacked out trim, and more features as standard equipment. It’s a car that looks fabulous in the garage and it can look fabulous on your desktop as well. So, check out our hand-picked wallpapers below and download one of five — the choice is yours.

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Video: Porsche Cayman GT4 Spied at the ‘Ring, Looks Good Sideways

Video: Porsche Cayman GT4 Spied at the ‘Ring, Looks Good Sideways

The want is strong with this one

The new 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 is on the way, and by all accounts, it’ll once again offer buyers an utterly untainted driving experience and faultless Stuttgart engineering. The up-and-coming performance machine was recently spied testing at the Nürburgring, and our carparazzi was on the scene to capture the coupe in full HD video as it attacked the fearsome race track.

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Video of the Day: 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Testing at Monza

Video of the Day: 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Testing at Monza

Oh, it definitely has that naturally aspirated engine

Word was that the Cayman GT4 would be powered by a turbocharged engine, but just recently we reported that it would, in fact, have a naturally aspirated flat-six. Now we have clear-cut proof, as the GT4 was just caught testing at Monza without a hint of turbo spool, turbo whistle, or wastegate blow off. And, despite some minor driver errors, it seems like it was handling pretty damn well on the track too. And, that exhaust note? Amazing. Expect to see the Cayman GT4 debut sometime in mid-2019, if not sooner.

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A Naturally Aspirated Flat-Six Will Motivate the Upcoming Porsche Cayman GT4

A Naturally Aspirated Flat-Six Will Motivate the Upcoming Porsche Cayman GT4

No boost, at least not yet!

If you have even a passing interest in fast cars, then you gotta love the sound of a howling all-atmosphere six-cylinder Porsche powerplant. Luckily, it looks like that’s exactly what we’ll be hearing from the next Cayman GT4, as confirmed by Porsche’s head of GT car development, Andreas Preuninger.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

With the fourth-generation of the 718 Cayman coming to life in 2016 it didn’t take long for Porsche to pump out the Cayman GTS with a little extra power, nicer materials, some blacked out trim, and more features as standard equipment. It’s a car that looks fabulous in the garage and it can look fabulous on your desktop as well. So, check out our hand-picked wallpapers below and download one of five — the choice is yours.

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Comparison: 2018 BMW M2 Competition vs 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

Comparison: 2018 BMW M2 Competition vs 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

Which car wins?

BMW just unveiled the M2 Competition, a significant upgrade to the already familiar M2. Sporting exclusive features inside and out and a turbocharged engine borrowed from the M4, the M2 Competition is a big step forward for the nameplate on the performance ladder and may open the door to a more track-prepped version in the future. With more than 400 horsepower at its disposal, the M2 Competition seems ready to take on the heavyweights of the performance market, starting with the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS. Does it have what it takes to go against Stuttgart’s mid-engined sports car? Let’s find out in the comparison below.

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Porsche Says No to All-Electric 911, But Maybe to an All-Electric Porsche 718

Porsche Says No to All-Electric 911, But Maybe to an All-Electric Porsche 718

And, the Plug-in 911 is still a few years out...

Porsche has done as good a job as any automaker in adapting to the times while still keeping its brand identity intact. A good example of that is the upcoming, high-performance plug-in hybrid version of the Porsche 911. We already know that the model is going to happen, but just because the 911 will be offered as a plug-in hybrid, that doesn’t mean Porsche is ready to take it a step further and offer an all-electric version of its most iconic nameplate. A Porsche 911 EV is not happening, though if you cross fingers, an all-electric powertrain could make it eventually find its way to the 718 twins.

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A Porsche with Less Than 2.0-liters of Displacement? Probably Not Going to Happen

A Porsche with Less Than 2.0-liters of Displacement? Probably Not Going to Happen

It’s possible to go that route, but it doesn’t make sense from a business perspective

Porsche’s decision to fit a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine inside the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster models didn’t sit too well with some of the brand’s most hardcore supporters. Fortunately, they shouldn’t worry about seeing a smaller engine on future models because Porsche has no plans of ever going that route. The German automaker indicated that it could do it if it wanted to, but it’s not considering that option because it doesn’t make sense from a performance point of view.

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The Porsche 718 Twins Come to L.A. with Extra Horsepower and GTS Badges

The Porsche 718 Twins Come to L.A. with Extra Horsepower and GTS Badges

The 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster are more potent than ever before

There are plenty of reasons to love the Porsche 718 Cayman and the 718 Boxster. Their “S” variants pack 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, good enough to get them to run at speeds that approach 180 mph. But in the event that those performance numbers aren’t enough to satisfy your thirst for speed, Porsche has a solution in the new 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster GTS models. The two units made their debuts at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, and they come packing more power to go along with the three-letter nomenclature that has come to define many Porsche models in the past.

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Hagerty Has These 2017-2018MY Cars On Track To Be Future Collectibles

Hagerty Has These 2017-2018MY Cars On Track To Be Future Collectibles

Now may be the time to scoop up any one of these cars

2017 has been quite the year for the automotive industry. We’ve seen hypercars make their debuts. We’ve seen incredible advancements and electrification and autonomous driving technology. Heck, we’ve even seen deceased brands come back to life - shout out to TVR! - with a vengeance. One of the best parts of all these releases is that at some point, some of them will inevitably skip the depreciation curve and become collectible cars. The trick is figuring out which ones will be able to navigate down that road, and if you’re trying to do that, there’s no better source of authority in matters pertaining to the collector car market than Hagerty.

It’s safe to say that when the insurance company talks, all of our ears perk up. If it says that one of today’s models is on the inside track to be a future classic, there’s a good chance that it could turn into one. Ok, so enough small talk. Hagerty’s has already released its picks of 2017-2018 models that are trending on the right path. It’s not a guarantee that these cars will earn collectible status in the future, but having Hagerty’s stamp of approval goes a long way in shaping the opinions of car collectors all over the world.

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2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

A Cayman with more go-fast goodies

Introduced in 2005 as a hardtop coupe iteration of the ever-popular Porsche Boxster roadster, the Cayman gets all the same good stuff as its topless sibling, plus the added rigidity and aggressive looks of a fixed roof. The latest fourth-generation was introduced in 2016, dubbed the 718 after the racer Porsche built in the late ‘50s. Now, Porsche is adding a new GTS iteration for the 2018 model year, and although we’ve seen a Cayman GTS in the past, this is the first time the formula has been applied to the fourth-gen 718. Per usual, the upgrades include a marginal power increase, more standard equipment, blacked-out trim pieces, and high-end interior materials.

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Porsche Passport: The Smart Way to Overpay for your German Car Addiction

Porsche Passport: The Smart Way to Overpay for your German Car Addiction

For this kind of money you can lease a very nice vehicle... or maybe two

We’ve heard the story before, and for some reason, the idea keeps coming around. So what is it that I’m talking about? Well, I’m talking about car subscription services. And, the latest to jump into the ranks is Porsche with a new program that will let you pay a monthly fee for access to cars like the Porsche 718 Boxer, Cayman S, Macan S and the Cayenne. The monthly fee? Oh, just $2,000. For that $2,000 you get access to a total of eight different cars. If you want more, you can level up from the “launch” package to the “accelerate” package for an extra $1,000 – bringing the monthly total to $3,000. With that subscription, you’ll get access to models like Macan GTS, Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Panamera 4S, and the Carrera S. Basically, “Launch” gives you the basic, entry-level models while “Accelerate” gives you access to the higher trim levels.

Now, the first thought that really comes to mind is that the price seems quite high, and that wouldn’t necessarily be a wrong thought, but it does include at least some incentives. First off, the subscription includes vehicle tax and registration, insurance, maintenance, and detailing. It’s all based on a mobile phone app, and there is a one-time activation fee of $500 as well. Plus, you’ll have to pass a credit and background check too. Once users receive their first vehicle same day or future vehicle exchanges can be requested via the app. For now, the program is available to those residing in the metro Atlanta area and is made available through a collaboration between Clutch Technologies LLC and Porsche Passport. So, how does this subscription service stack up against purchasing your own Porsche? Well, let’s take a look.

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Here's Why the Alpine A110 Could Be Renault's Very Own Porsche Cayman Killer

Here’s Why the Alpine A110 Could Be Renault’s Very Own Porsche Cayman Killer

Porsche’s dominance in the field might come to an end soon

After several years of rumors and teasing, Renault finally relaunched Alpine and unveiled the brand’s first road-going sports car in more than two decades. To those who aren’t familiar with the original Alpine A110, this new sports car is probably an enigma. The Alpine name doesn’t mean much to the average Joe nowadays, while the fact that it’s developed by Renault doesn’t give it the exposure it deserves. But I think that the new A110 has the potential to become a Porsche Cayman killer, and I’m going to explain why.

For starters, this isn’t your regular higher performance car based on an existing platform. The A110 rides on a bespoke chassis developed specifically for this application, while its lightweight, aluminum body is modern, yet aerodynamic and bears a close resemblance to the original, iconic A110 of the 1960s. In other words, while the Cayman doesn’t have that much history to brag about design-wise, the A110 is based on a vehicle that was launched two years before the Porsche 911. Pretty solid heritage, huh?

But looks are a matter of taste, and as I said before, Alpine is a rather obscure brand after operating as a niche carmaker in Europe only, so let’s move to the things that really matter to a sports car.

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman by TechArt

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman by TechArt

German automaker’s newest Cayman variant gets the attention of a famous Porsche tuner

My colleague, Jonathan Lopez, made a compelling argument on why the Geneva Motor Show is the best annual auto show in the world. I wholeheartedly concur. At the very least, it’s without question the biggest and most attended auto show as automakers from all over the world showcase their latest wares, and in many cases, preview what’s to come. Aftermarket tuners are also heavily involved in Geneva with their new tuning programs and this year’s Geneva is no different with the likes of TechArt bringing with it a new tuning kit for the Porsche 718 Cayman.

As one of the industry’s leading tuners with anything related to Stuttgart’s finest, TechArt’s portfolio of Porsche tuning programs is as good as it gets. It’s worked on just about every iteration and variant of the 911. It also has experience working with the Panamera and Porsche’s two SUVs, the Cayenne and the Macan. Now, the German tuner is setting its sights on the newest member of the Cayman family with an extensive aftermarket upgrade program that tackles all important aspects of the sports car. Exterior upgrades? Check. Interior appointments? Check. Engine update? Check. Chassis and wheels? Check and check.

The result is what you’d expect from a tuner who knows its business like TechArt. Not only was it successful in dramatically altering the 718 Cayman’s appearance, but it also managed to bring more life to the sports car that only a tuner that knows what it’s doing can do.

The 718 Cayman tuning package is all set to make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. From there, expect the program to become available to eager-beaver owners of the sports coupe who are in the market for some aftermarket loving’ for their brand new Caymans.

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Is The Porsche Cayman GT4 RS On Its Way?

Is The Porsche Cayman GT4 RS On Its Way?

Australian Porsche dealerships seems to think so

The launch of the Porsche Cayman GT4 back in February 2015 was a welcome surprise for Porsche enthusiasts, but it also had the unintended effect of launching rumors on the possibility of a more powerful GT4 RS variant following suit. Two years later and we’re still no closer to seeing the Cayman GT4 RS. Or are we?

Apparently, our friends over at Car Advice came across an Instagram post from Australian Porsche dealership Porsche Centre Brisbane that essentially confirmed the arrival of the Cayman GT4 RS.

In its own words, Porsche Centre Brisbane posted this: "Attention GT4 aficionados. Due to high demand, a GT4 RS is on it’s way – with more power and a 4.0L flat-six engine, this limited will turn heads."

You can read between the lines of that message, but it appears pretty clear about what it’s trying to say, unless “on it’s way” means something entirely different in the Southern Hemisphere. The dealership didn’t elaborate on where it got the information, but an official from Porsche Cars Australia clarified to Car Advice that the Cayman GT4 RS is not in Porsche’s plan as of the moment and that perhaps, somebody from the dealership just got carried away with all the speculation surrounding the desired Cayman variant.

That said, the same spokesperson also didn’t irrevocably shoot down the possibility of a Cayman GT4 RS coming to life. It could be that the dealership has the right info on its hands, but instead of keeping it to itself like Porsche wanted, it prematurely let the cat out of the bag. Whatever the case may be, we’re not abandoning hope of seeing a Cayman GT4 RS in the future. If for nothing else, Porsche would be smart to develop one for real, especially with the success the Cayman GT4 has enjoyed since making its debut two years ago. A more powerful range-topping version would certainly add to the model’s appeal, if it hasn’t already with all the speculation surrounding it.

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Is There Room For A More Potent GT4 RS Variant In The Porsche Cayman Lineup?

Is There Room For A More Potent GT4 RS Variant In The Porsche Cayman Lineup?

Yes, there’s plenty of room for it

When Porsche unveiled the Cayman GT4 back in 2015, it did so with little idea of the demand the track-focused Cayman would end up having. But as is the case with Porsche, fans of the brand came out and gave the Cayman GT4 a rousing welcome and that reception has apparently given Stuttgart enough confidence to consider a more powerful Cayman GT4 RS that could have, among other things, a 4.0-liter engine that can deliver in excess of 500 horsepower.

Granted, Porsche has yet to confirm this plan, but according to Auto Express, the German automaker is keeping a close eye on the possibility of building a Cayman GT4 RS in order to add more potency to a Cayman lineup whose popularity has soared in recent years thanks to a dedicated approach by Porsche in giving the model, together with the Boxster, a specific niche of its own that’s independent to that of the iconic 911 lineup.

Having a Cayman GT4 RS would give the Cayman line the equivalent of Porsche’s 911 GT3. The rumored use of a detuned version of a 4.0-liter flat-six engine is one of the most notable pieces of information we have at this point. The expected power output of 500 horsepower would also give the GT4 RS a significant shot of extra power compared to the 385-horsepower GT4. To bridge that performance gap even further, there are also rumors that Porsche will make the GT4 RS as light as possible, to the tune of at least 132 pounds dropped compared to the GT4.

Needless to say, a range-topping, 500-horsepower Cayman GT4 RS has the potential to be a model-shaker for Porsche. For now though, the German automaker has yet to make any formal announcements on such a car, opting instead to focus its attention on other models that are ready for launch, including the 911 GT3, which is expected to make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

Gains turbo-four power, new name

The mid-engined Porsche Cayman was launched in 2005. Essentially a coupe version of the Boxster, the Cayman has become increasingly popular with customers as a more affordable and balanced proposition to the range-topping 911. The first-generation coupe came with 2.7-, 2.9-, and 3.4-liter, flat-six engines with as many as 321 ponies and 273 pound-feet of torque. A facelifted Cayman was introduced in early 2009, while the redesigned model arrived in showrooms in 2013, this time powered by 275-, 325- and 340-horsepower engines. As we’re moving closer to the 2017 model year, the Germans are preparing a mid-cycle refresh for the still-new Cayman.

As with most Porsche facelifts, the Cayman was originally expected to receive minor exterior and interior changes, as well as a mild output increase. However, the unveiling of the revised Boxster made it clear that the Cayman was in for a more comprehensive update.

Aside from the usual upgrades inside and out, Stuttgart’s entry-level sports car also received a pair of brand-new engines and a name that harkens back to one of the company’s most iconic race cars. Specifically, the Cayman dropped its flat-six engine in favor of turbocharged, flat-four units and will be marketed as the 718 Cayman starting in 2016.

Another premier is that the Cayman now features the same output specs as the Boxster, with the two now set apart only by their body configurations. What’s more, for the first time the Cayman is priced below the roadster, in a similar way to the 911 model. Find out more about that in our review below and have a look at the first official photos of the 718 Cayman, which was unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.

Updated 06/03/2016: Porsche announced that the new 718 Cayman just had a successful production launch at the company’s plant in Stuttgart. With the production launch of the new 718 cayman, Porsche hopes to increase production numbers to a total of 240 vehicles per day by August - up from the current 220.

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Porsche Will Sell Watered Down Versions Of These Models In China

Porsche Will Sell Watered Down Versions Of These Models In China

Like just about every automaker in the industry, Porsche counts China as one of its biggest and most important markets. The German automaker admittedly hasn’t reached the heights it wants in the country, so to remedy that, it’s planning to offer cheaper and less powerful versions of the latest Boxster and Cayman models.

The move comes in the wake of tepid sales for the German automaker’s sports car line, a far cry from the popularity of the Cayenne SUV in the market. Speaking with Automotive News Europe, Jan Roth, the head of Porsche’s 718 model line, lamented that the company’s primary issue involves the pricing of the two models. The flat-six version of the Cayman, for example, was priced at 700,000 renminbi, which converts to about $105,000 based on current exchange rates. But according to Roth, Chinese customers are more inclined to purchase a sports car that sells for less than 600,000 (about $90,000), calling the amount the “magical threshold for customers in China.”

So to appease the market, Porsche is planning to develop “China-specific” Boxster and Cayman models to persuade reluctant buyers to consider the two models. Not much is known about how the company plans to specifically package these models, but one certainty is that both base versions of the Boxster and Cayman will utilize a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that produces 250 horsepower. It’s a slight drop in power from the traditional, 275-horsepower base Cayman model that all other markets will have, but it could spell the difference between attracting more Chinese customers to the table, especially if Porsche prices it right at the level that customers are willing to spend for the car.

That’s going to be the big question now that Porsche appears to be gearing up for this move. How much will these two base Boxster and Cayman models be priced? If Roth’s comments are any indication, somewhere in the 600,000 renminbi range is as good a guess as any at this point.

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Evo Drives The Porsche Cayman GTS: Video

Evo Drives The Porsche Cayman GTS: Video

Top-of-the-range Cayman gets a shake down on the race track

You know you’re an established publication when you can have something like a “How Fast Day” with some impressive sports cars that run F1-style timed laps to determine their abilities on a race track. There’s even a "How Fast" leaderboard to show which cars performed best on the track. Seems like a good way to let loose and push these cars to their limit, right?

EVO editor Nick Trott did just that in the 2015 staging of the event at the Bedford Autodrome. One of the cars that Trott got to drive was the Porsche Cayman GTS, the range-topping trim level of the GTS line that packs more power and improved handling.

Without spilling too much of what happened when Trott got his hands on the Cayman GTS, the six-minute video comes packed with plenty of insights about the sports car from somebody who has driven his fair share of cars in these types of events. Trott did describe the Cayman GTS as “well-balanced” and an “ideal car” for those who want to test out their skills on a race track.

It’s a good endorsement of a car that has 340 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque coming out of its 3.4-liter flat-six engine, and good handling, thanks to revised suspension components that include Porsche’s Sport Chrono package and Active Suspension Management system — both of which come standard on the car.

The result is a car that ran around the Bedford West circuit at the Autodrome about as smoothly as any sports car that participated in the How Fast event. Then again, with all the improvements Porsche made to the Cayman GTS, anything less than a smooth and quick drive around the track would’ve been a disappointment.

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Porsche Cayman And Boxster Will be Renamed To 718 Cayman And 718 Boxster

Porsche Cayman And Boxster Will be Renamed To 718 Cayman And 718 Boxster

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are set to receive significant changes beginning with the 2016 models of both mid-engine sports cars. For starters, both the Boxster and the Cayman are scheduled to get new names. Taking a page from its traditional style of naming its vehicles, the Boxster and the Cayman will be renamed the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman.

Porsche made the announcement in a press release, even though it didn’t exactly explain the reason behind the decision to add the historically significant “718” name to both mid-engined sports cars. Porsche purists know that the 718 designation is a reference to the ground-breaking, open-top race car that Porsche built from 1957 to 1962. The original 718 was a two-seater, 1.5-liter sports car that was adapted to compete in a number of different formulas during its years with Porsche, most notably in 1961 when it competed in Formula One and propelled driver Dan Gurney to a fourth place finish in the driver’s championship.

Neither the Boxster nor the Cayman have any historical ties to the original 718 so it’s interesting to hear why Porsche decided to dust off the name and give it to both models. Whatever rationale Porsche has, it does look more and more certain that we’re going to see the legendary 718 name back into the fold. Younger fans of Porsche may not be familiar with it, but rest assured, the historical significance attached to the name speaks to the rich and oftentimes successful history Porsche has in motorsports.

Both the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman will be next-generation models when they make their debuts in 2016. Details have been scant at this point, but Porsche did say that the two models will be more similar than they have been in the past. That’s interesting considering both are already nearly identical to each other except for a few notable exceptions.

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2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

In 2015, Porsche launched the Cayman GT4 and started a new chapter for its entry-level sports car. Overshadowed for many years by the 911, the Cayman finally received the high-performance update it deserved, giving Porsche enthusiasts a more affordable, mid-engined alternative to the mighty 911 GT3. As soon as the Cayman GT4 arrived, rumors surfaced about a more powerful GT4 RS version, but Porsche denied it. It turns out Porsche had bigger plans for the GT4, which was being prepared to go racing.

Dubbed the GT4 Clubsport, the Cayman-based race car was unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The mid-engined coupe will be homologated for a number of racing series around the world. In the U.S., the GT4 Clubsport will be eligible for series’ such as the Pirelli World Challenge, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, and club races run by the Porsche Club of America.

Needless to say, Porsche’s intentions with this track-prepped GT4 are more than obvious. With the 911 GT3 and its many race-spec iterations already dominating various competitions, the Germans want to up the ante in lower classes as well, where privateers have struggled to achieve success with modified versions of the Cayman S.

It remains to be seen whether the GT4 Clubsport will have what it takes to win races, but until it hits the track at full speed, let’s find out what sets it apart from its road-going sibling and what race-bred technologies it hides under the skin.

Updated 11/18/2015: The new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport made its world debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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XCAR Reviews The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4: Video

XCAR Reviews The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4: Video

With cars like the Porsche 911 GT3, 911 Turbo S and the Carrera GT, fans of the Cayman have felt rather neglected without a performance-based variant of the Cayman in Porche’s lineup. All of that changed with the release of the Porsche Cayman GT4. To make the GT4 what it is, Porsche used components from the 911 GT3 to make what is arguably the best Cayman to date.

In a recent video review, XCAR compared the new GT4 to the 911 GT3, and it appears they were quite happy with the GT4. Things like sport mode and the ability to dampen the noise created by the engine all make the GT4 worthy of track- and on-road performance. The GT4 uses a 3.8-liter powerplant like the 911 GT3, but it only produces 385 horsepower compared to the 911’s 475 horsepower. The GT4 hits 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds – almost a second slower than the GT3. On paper, it undoubtedly looks like the 911 is a clear winner between the two, but it’s the little things the new GT4 offers that give it an edge. Check out the video to see the full review – you’ll be happy you did.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 To Get the Club Sport Treatment

Porsche Cayman GT4 To Get the Club Sport Treatment

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is officially confirmed for production. The new sports car will make its public debut in just a month, during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, and it should put the current Cayman GT4 into the shadows.

However, don’t forget that the Porsche Cayman GT4 is a “driver’s car” and it is capable of some pretty amazing performance, while having an aggressive appearance and some internals borrowed from its larger brother, the 911. Some enthusiasts went as far as to say that this will cannibalize the 911, but true connoisseurs aren’t worried at all.

But enough with the Porsche Cayman GT4. This article isn’t about it anymore, but about the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. It may wear a similar name, but it will be such a different ride, and it will be only aimed toward track-day events and various motorsport competitions, because its future owners will not be able to drive it on public roads.

Note: Porsche Cayman GT4 pictured here.

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2016 Porsche Cayman Black Edition

2016 Porsche Cayman Black Edition

There are many aspects that make the 911 a successful sports car. The timeless design, the incredible performance, the fabulous PDK transmission, and the luxurious interior are only a few of the 911’s much appreciated features. However, Porsche also enhanced its sports car’s appeal by allowing buyers to further customize the vehicle by means of an array of features provided by Porsche Exclusive. Recently, this comprehensive catalog has become available for just about any model in Porsche current lineup, giving birth to several special-edition models, one of which is the Black Edition.

Launched earlier in 2015 for the 911 Carrera and the Boxster, the package dresses nearly every element of the exterior in black while adding a number of standard features to the vehicle’s already comprehensive list. There is a catch though. The Black Edition is only available for the entry-level 911 and Boxster, meaning you’ll have to take it Porsche Exclusive if you want a more powerful engine with the black bodywork. For 2016, Porsche has expanded the Black Edition family to also include the Cayman. Like the Boxster Black Edition, the customized Cayman will sit between the base model and the Cayman S in the lineup.

Keep reading to find out what makes the Cayman Black Edition special.

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2016 Porsche Cayman S By Porsche Exclusive

2016 Porsche Cayman S By Porsche Exclusive

Porsche Exclusive, the brand’s tried-and-tested personalization department, has been churning out some impressive programs for a handful of Stuttgart’s finest. The Cayman, in particular, has already been through the Porsche Exclusive ringer a handful of times. In 2014 alone, we saw two programs for the Cayman: the Agate Grey Metallic, and the Racing Yellow program. Now, Porsche Exclusive has released its third program for the spunky hard-top sports car. There’s no official name for it, but if we’re basing it on the dominant color finish on the car, we might as well call it the “White.”

It’s not the fanciest color finish, and I’m sure the designers at Porsche Exclusive didn’t waste too many brain cells trying to figure out a name for the program. But if you look past the lack of flair compared to the two previous Porsche Exclusive Caymans, you’ll find plenty of endearing qualities about this new program. Sure, a white color finish isn’t going to blow anybody’s socks off, but it does make the Cayman look clean and well-groomed.
Plus, the assortment of functional upgrades on the exterior and interior provides plenty of added value to the Cayman’s overall presentation.

So don’t be fooled by first glances. If you look close enough, you’ll see a lot of reasons to be excited for this new Cayman program from Porsche Exclusive.

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Porsche Boxster And Cayman Will Get Four-Cylinders Engine In 2016

Porsche Boxster And Cayman Will Get Four-Cylinders Engine In 2016

By mid-2016, Porsche will begin outfitting the Boxster and Cayman with four-cylinder engines, replacing the six-cylinder mills. The confirmation comes after years of rumors and speculation as to what Stuttgart has in store for the two iconic sports cars, with the upcoming refresh for the 2017 model year.

The news comes courtesy of Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller, who spoke with Automotive News recently about the German automaker’s plans for the new engine, saying, “First of all, we will have it in the Boxster and Cayman successor. And then we will see how it works and how successful it is and how the customers will react on that, and then we will take the next decisions.” That leaves the door open for other models in the Porsche lineup to receive the new four-cylinder.

While official details are currently hazy, we do know the pistons will be arranged in a horizontally opposed layout and will probably be boosted by a turbocharger. Expect 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines. Output could be as high as 395 horsepower.

That would trump the Boxster Spyder’s 375 horsepower and the Cayman GT4’s 385 horsepower, both of which come from detuned versions of the naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-sixes plucked from the 911 Carrera S. 

The last four-cylinder Porsche sold in the U.S. was two decades in the past with the 968 in 1995. The German marque currently sells four-banger versions of the Macan in British and Chinese markets.

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Porsche Trademarks GT5 Name

Porsche Trademarks GT5 Name

Porsche as thus far refused to comment on it, but we now know that the German sports car maker has been given a trademark for the GT5 name. And since there is no official word, that means we get to engage in our favorite gearhead hobby: wild speculation. This seems like it should be a pretty straightforward thing to figure out. Porsche said recently that there will be no GT version of the Panamera, or of any SUV. Moreover, Porsche has a strict brand hierarchy, and since the Boxster slots in under the Cayman and 911, a Boxster GT5 should slot in below the Cayman GT4 and 911 GT3 in the exact same way.

But it might not be that simple. The GT4 and GT3 aren’t arbitrary names; they correspond with FIA classifications for GT racing. There is no FIA GT5, so the moniker won’t correspond with anything, and therefore won’t be locked to any specific sort of car. So even though we’ve been told there won’t be a Panamera GT, there is still the possibility of a Pajun GT5. Or even, unusual as the naming structure would be for Porsche, a 918 GT5.

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2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Race Car Testing At Monza: Video

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Race Car Testing At Monza: Video

The Cayman GT4 may have been released a couple of months ago as the most powerful and most track-focused Cayman yet, but that doesn’t mean Porsche is done with this new nameplate. And we have this new video from the Monza track as proof that Stuttgart is already working on what appears to be a race-spec version of the GT4. Don’t let the standard bodywork fool you here. Take a closer look and you’ll notice the winged Cayman is equipped with not just a roll cage, but with a set of racing slick tires too. So what are we looking at here? Could it be the GT4 RS, a slightly lighter and maybe more powerful version of the already amazing GT4? Nope, I’m certain this mid-engine sports car is actually a track-only Cayman set to become the company’s entry-level race car.

Rumors of a Porsche produced to fit the FIA’s GT4 regulations surfaced in 2014, when Porsche Motorsport boss Hartmut Kristen said Stuttgart is considering a race car that would slot below its existing range of GTE, GT3 and one-make Cup racers, all based on the 911. Kristen insisted the car would have to be "more affordable, less sophisticated and probably more fun." Now that the road-going Cayman GT4 arrived as a more affordable and definitely more fun (read: manual transmission) version of the 911 GT3, it’s safe to assume the vehicle shown above is actually a race-spec, mid-engined racer. Hit the play button to watch it in action.

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS And Cayman GT4 Star In Latest Promo: Video

Porsche 911 GT3 RS And Cayman GT4 Star In Latest Promo: Video

Already off to a great start in 2015, following the introduction of the 911 GT3 RS and the Cayman GT4, Porsche just released a short promo in order to build more hype around its new sports cars. The video begins with the two vehicles being put through their paces on a twisty road, but the footage quickly moves onto the race track, where the GT3 RS and the GT4 battle for supremacy under full throttle. In short, Porsche is simply bragging about having two new track-focused sports cars on their way to dealerships and asks viewers which one would they prefer. Make sure you watch the video above and then drop me a line about which of the two you would prefer in the comments box below.

To make things fair I’ll go first and pick the Cayman GT4. Why? It’s quite simple. As much as I love 911s in general and the GT3 in particular, I also love to row my own gears. As you’re probably aware, the GT3 RS is a PDK-exclusive machine, and that’s exactly what makes it less appealing for me. The Cayman GT4, on the other hand, is equipped with a six-speed manual that makes driving it a much more engaging experience, especially on a twisty race track. Problem is I can’t afford it just yet, so if any of you has some $90K to spare I’d be more than happy to take it off your hands.

And do you imagine that it’s coincidence that the 911 passes the
Cayman but not vice versa? Uh-huh. I think the Cayman driver just didn’t want to lose his job.

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Walter Röhrl Explains The Porsche Cayman GT4: Video

Walter Röhrl Explains The Porsche Cayman GT4: Video

Even though the 911 GT3 RS probably stole some of its glory at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Cayman GT4 remains one of the coolest road cars that Porsche will launch this year. Multiple rally champion and former Porsche test driver Walter Röhrl certainly thinks so, which is probably why he is now the biggest brand ambassador for Porsche. Röhrl recently had a yellow Cayman GT4 at his disposal, and the resulting video of his road and track adventure is obviously promotional in nature, but it’s still fun to watch.

The track footage seems to have been taken on the Portimao circuit in Portugal, while the road-driving scenes were probably shot in the surrounding hills. Since this is a promo video, you shouldn’t expect too much Chris Harris-like hooning, although Röhrl does get the GT4 sideways a few times. His main opinion about the model is obviously positive; that it is a real track weapon when you want it to be, yet is civilized on the road.

As some of you know, the GT4 is the most powerful production Cayman ever, its 3.8-liter flat-six a detuned version of the 911 Carrera S engine. The 385 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque are transmitted via a six-speed manual to the rear wheels, and 0-62 mph takes just 4.4 seconds. Of course, the Cayman GT4 is more about having fun on the twisties than on a drag strip, and Walter Röhrl certainly seems to agree.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Tested On Track: Video

Porsche Cayman GT4 Tested On Track: Video

Although a more-powerful and track-ready Cayman version had been expected since Porsche started testing pre-production models in 2014, the GT4 took most people by surprise. After hardcore models like the 911 GT3 and now the 911 GT RS switched to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission exclusively, not too many enthusiasts were expecting the Cayman GT4 to come with a manual, but it did.

Not only that, but the new entry-level GT model pushes the boundaries in other ways as well, with its 3.8-liter flat-six making it more powerful than a 911 for the first time. Essentially a detuned version of the same 3.8-liter from the 911 Carrera S, the Cayman GT4’s powerplant delivers 385 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, enough to propel the model from naught to 62 mph in a reasonable 4.4 seconds using the six-speed manual gearbox.

Autocar’s Matt Prior recently had the chance to attend the GT4’s international media launch, which also included some track time on the Portimao circuit with Walter Röhrl in a lead car. The resulting review has its up and downs, with the first 2:30 minutes or so being almost incomprehensible likely because of some problems with the audio equipment. The on-circuit part is delicious to watch, but Prior’s monotonous explanations will probably make you want to mute the video. The best part is that there is virtually no music, so the flat-six howl and tire shrieks kind of make up for all the negatives.

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Porsche Denies Working On A Cayman GT4 RS

Porsche Denies Working On A Cayman GT4 RS

With some of you warming to the thought that Porsche may have already started work on an even hotter version of the Cayman GT4, I find it is my duty to inform you that a GT4 RS may be a long time coming. Andreas Preuninger, the head of GT cars at Porsche, delivered the bad news.

Speaking with Car and Driver at the Cayman GT4 international press launch, Preuninger didn’t exactly deny the viability of an even more hardcore version for the fastest Cayman, but didn’t acknowledge it either. "Look back to 1999 when we had the first GT3, and we didn’t think of an RS back then either," he said. "So I wouldn’t rule it out 100 percent. Never say never. But it’s not at the point where we have even discussed such a thing, and we have a huge number of other projects that we are considering. We have to give the right attention for every project, we can’t just say ‘let’s do it’ without considering the people we have, the resources we have. We can’t do everything, even when people tell us to."

A lighter and more powerful Cayman GT4 RS would make the car more track-focused, to the point that it would probably eat a more expensive 911 GT3 for breakfast on a circuit. Then again, this wouldn’t be the first time Porsche has built cars that cannibalize each other in sales.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Reviewed By Chris Harris: Video

Porsche Cayman GT4 Reviewed By Chris Harris: Video

A few years ago, not many people would have guessed that Porsche would introduce a GT, high-performance model with a manual transmission. I say this because even cars like the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS are only available with a seven-speed, PDK, dual-clutch gearbox nowadays. But the 2016 Cayman GT4 is not only the most powerful production Cayman, but it’s only available with a six-speed, manual transmission and a mechanical limited-slip differential.

Chris Harris was lucky enough to get behind the driver’s seat of the Cayman GT4 on the Portimao circuit, and his video reveals exactly what you’d expect: the latest Porsche sports car is pure, unadulterated fun on wheels. The biggest difference compared to the next-best thing in the Cayman range, the GTS, is a new suspension. The front suspension has been taken straight out of the GT3 and modified to fit on the smaller Cayman, and the rear is exclusive to the GT4.

Developed specifically to be let loose on a circuit, the GT4 Cayman is equipped with a 3.8-liter, flat-six engine that delivers 385 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. These numbers translate into a 0 to 62 mph acceleration of 4.4 seconds, and a top speed of 183. Unfortunately, of the 2,500 units or so that are to be manufactured, almost all have been spoken for.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Could Get RS Version

Porsche Cayman GT4 Could Get RS Version

It’s been only a month since Porsche launched the Cayman GT4, the most powerful and track-focused Cayman to date, and Stuttgart is already considering a more-aggressive version with an RS badge. That’s the word coming from Porsche Motorsport chief Andreas Preuninger, who said the brand would build a Cayman GT4 RS should customers ask for one.

"This is just the beginning of the era. I would be interested in doing a Cayman GT4 RS version, but at the moment we didn’t even talk about such a thing. If the customers call for something like this we could think about it," Preuninger told journalists at the Geneva Motor Show, according to Evo.

Needless to say, if customer demand is all it takes for the GT4 RS to become reality, Porsche might as well go ahead and build one. "We underestimated the success of the Cayman GT4, which shows that we were right with the concept. In England, within three days, two years of cars were sold. It happened in Sweden, it happened in Germany…everywhere," Preuninger added.

With the GT4 already a hit, it’s only a matter of time until Porsche enthusiasts will start asking for a more-powerful version. It would also make sense for the Cayman to benefit from the same lineage as the high-performance 911, which would include a range-topping RS version.

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Porsche's Head of GT Cars Talks Cayman GT4: Video

Porsche’s Head of GT Cars Talks Cayman GT4: Video

A few days ago, Porsche revealed what thousands of Cayman fans have been waiting for since the first generation reached showrooms: a thoroughbred sports version. The Porsche Cayman GT4 is in theory a smaller brother to the 911 GT3 and the mighty 911 GT2 from a few years back, but it is also in some ways the only purist driver’s model in the entire current Porsche lineup.

Unlike the latest 911 GT3, which only comes equipped with a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission, the new Cayman GT4 will be available with a six-speed manual exclusively, something which will likely bring joy to driving enthusiasts around the world. Powered by a version of the same 3.8-liter flat-six found in the 911 Carrera S, the new model delivers 385 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, more than enough to send it from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

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Porsche Cayman GTS Reviewed by Motor Trend: Video

Porsche Cayman GTS Reviewed by Motor Trend: Video

Now in its second generation, the 2015 Porsche Cayman is still the entry-level, fixed-roof model in the Porsche lineup, but that will probably never stop certain journalists from wondering if it has become a better car than its big brother, the almighty 911. With the model now also getting a speedier GTS variant, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman set out to find out if the most powerful production Cayman ever is finally posting a real threat to the base 911 Carrera, or if it is simply yet another mid-engine coupe neutered just enough to not step on its big brother’s toes. Spoiler alert - he doesn’t find anything of the kind.

Unveiled in 2014, the GTS is powered by an improved version of the 3.4-liter flat-six found in the regular Cayman S, which develops a reasonable output of 340 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Those are not exactly massive improvements compared to the 325 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque developed by the Cayman S, but any more than that and the GTS could have easily run circles around the heavier and only slightly more powerful 911 Carrera.

Despite being kept on a tighter leash than it probably deserves – at least in terms of engine power - it seems that the Cayman GTS is truly a fantastic piece of kit and a more than worthy indirect successor to the Cayman R from the first generation. Despite appearing to be fitted with the less-efficient six-speed manual instead of the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, it managed to outhandle every other Porsche that Motor Trend has ever tested on the figure-eight – minus the hardcore 911 GT3 and 911 Turbo S models, naturally. Even so, in the end there can’t really be a true answer to the question that Lieberman asks in the beginning of the review, as both the Cayman GTS and the base 911 Carrera are awesome sports cars in their own right.

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Porsche Secretly Teases the Cayman GT4: Video

Porsche Secretly Teases the Cayman GT4: Video

It’s been only 24 hours since Porsche teased the 2017 Cayman GT4 in an update for the smartphone/tablet racing game Real Racing 3, and the German manufacturer provided us with yet another glimpse of track-focused sports car. This time around, however, the teaser was cleverly "hidden" in a two-minute video showcasing how classic 911s are being restored by the experts of the Porsche Museum Workshop. The GT4 makes its subtle appearance 11 seconds into the video, as a Museum Workshop employee drives an early 911 Targa through the institution’s underground parking area. Stationed between a Boxster and a regular Cayman, the yellow GT4 appears briefly in two frames, showcasing its 911 GT3-like, fixed rear wing.

It is still unclear whether or not Porsche intended to tease the GT4 in this video, but judging by how the camera is positioned as the 911 Targa turns right while passing the semi camouflaged Boxsters and Caymans, I’d dare say it’s rather intentional.

This is our best look yet at the Cayman GT4, which appears as if it just rolled off the assembly line. It is also the first GT4 to show its rear end and wing in their full splendor, as well as the first example to sport an exterior paint different than the basic black seen on the test cars.

Although the footage isn’t very revealing, it is a strong indication that the GT4 is actually ready to hit auto show stands. The big reveal is likely to take place at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, but the GT4 is also expected to break cover in a couple of weeks in Real Racing 3, a game that promises an "exclusive worldwide reveal" in its latest update. The announcement is accompanied by a teaser shot showing the headlamps and front end of a yellow Porsche Cayman.

Stay tuned to TopSpeed for more details and hit the play button above for a quick glimpse at the GT4’s racy rear end.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Teased in Real Racing 3

Porsche Cayman GT4 Teased in Real Racing 3

Like most of you here, I enjoy some daily racing action on various platforms, the latest of which being EA’s Real Racing 3 for Android. Unlike most PC and console games, I find it rather easy to follow and play during the busiest of days. For those of you not familiar with the game, it features 105 cars and 12 tracks as of January 2015. New features are added by way of monthly updates, and this month’s upgrade was arguably the most surprising yet. As I opened my Nexus 7 to do a couple of laps around Laguna Seca in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, I found myself staring at EA’s newest update, which included a teaser for the upcoming 2017 Porsche Cayman GT4.

While the image itself isn’t very revealing, depicting only part of the sports car’s front end, the description that comes with it suggests Porsche will use the game to unveil the GT4, allowing Real Racing 3 to make its first-ever exclusive reveal. "Participate in the unveiling of a stunning new sports car. Take it on a global press tour, then take one home!," the update says, hinting the Cayman GT4 is already rendered for RR3, with gamers to drive it on RR3’s virtual tracks as soon as the vehicle breaks cover. The "take one home" part obviously refers to having the chance of earning a virtual version of the car for free after completing a series of in-game events.

"Exclusive Worldwide Reveal. A prestigious manufacturer is about to announce a new vehicle... Be the first to take the wheel!," the update goes on to mention, confirming the teaser showcases a global debut. Unless Porsche was secretly working on another Cayman, what we’re looking at is indeed the track-focused GT4.

Unfortunately, there is no word on when the big unveil will take place, but judging by EA’s previous updates for RR3, I expect the in-game GT4 challenge to commence sometime next month. As for the actual car, it could pop up simultaneously with the RR3 reveal, possibly at the Chicago Auto Show in a few weeks, or later at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Either way, keep it locked here for updates. Should the GT4 arrive in RR3 only at first, we’ll be back with a batch of in-game screenshots.

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Spy Shots: Porsche Cayman GT4 Caught Free Of Camouflage

Spy Shots: Porsche Cayman GT4 Caught Free Of Camouflage

Another day, another set of spy shots of Porsche’s still technically unconfirmed 2017 Cayman GT4. Over the last few months we have captured dozens of photos of this incredible car running around, and thanks to a goof on Porsche’s website, we even know that the car will actually carry the GT4 name. Now we have another trio shots that show the car completely undisguised, but this time the car is wearing what should be the production wing, as well as factory wheels. Previous cars have worn a more functional, but less traditional wing that was likely used for simple aerodynamics testing coupled with plain black rolling stock.

The car looks exactly as we expected it to, and quick comparison against our initial rendering shows that we basically nailed it in most every detail. Obviously, these photos still don’t provide us with any more confirmed details, but it does add some fuel to the fire that this car will in fact be unveiled in just a few days at the Detroit Auto Show. I see no reason why a car this complete won’t make a debut as soon as possible.

When it does arrive expect it to be the fastest Cayman ever created, and it should be the first Cayman that is faster than a new 911. This car represents a huge shift in the way Porsche creates its car lineup, and it’s very exciting. We expect a modified version of the engine from the Cayman S that is pushed to more than 375 horsepower, a whole host of weight saving improvements, and a tighter more aggressive suspension setup.

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Next-Generation Porsche Boxster/Cayman Will be Renamed 718

Next-Generation Porsche Boxster/Cayman Will be Renamed 718

So Porsche’s plan to develop an entry-level sports car to be called the 718 is dead. Porsche head of R&D Dr. Wolfgang Hatz made that clear to Autocar. But just because the project itself has gone to the scrap heap, that doesn’t mean the “718” nomenclature went with it. A new report from Automobile Magazine is now suggesting that instead of building a completely new entry level-model and call it the 718, Porsche is now planning on using the name on the next-generation Boxster and Cayman models.

Noted auto journalist and Automobile Mag’s European bureau chief Georg Kacher disclosed these new developments, saying that the 718 will be used similar to how Porsche uses the 911 to represent a slew of models that fall under its name. The same thing will be applied in this case for the Boxster and Cayman, giving way to a family of new Porsche Boxster and Cayman models under the 718 name.

According to Kacher, Porsche will still use its new four-cylinder engine for this lineup, specifically in low-range models that are being tapped to make up the entry-level versions of the 718. Likewise, a number of four-cylinders with different displacements will be used on other versions of the 718, including the possibility of a turbocharged 718 that will sit as the range-topper of the entire line.

With the arrival of the four-cylinder engine, it’s likely that Porsche will have no place for the six-cylinder engines that the Boxster and Cayman currently use.

So basically, the 718 is still alive, albeit packaged in a different way than Porsche originally intended. The first derivative of this new line could arrive in 2016.

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2015 Porsche Cayman S Racing Yellow by Porsche Exclusive

2015 Porsche Cayman S Racing Yellow by Porsche Exclusive

If you ever fancy a tinge of personalization on your new Porsche, the German automaker is offering such a venue for you to do that with Porsche Exclusive. As Porsche’s very own in-house custom manufacturing department, Porsche Exclusive can give Porsche customers the ability to control the design of their models from the choice of exterior colors all the way to interior packages and color trims.

The department’s latest release, the 2015 Cayman S Racing Yellow, is proof that Porsche knows a thing or two about appeasing the demands of its customers. The ostentatious yellow finish on this particular Cayman S may not be to everyone’s liking, but that’s the beauty of Porsche Exclusive. You can replace the Racing Yellow finish with something a little more subdued like the Agate Grey Metallic finish we saw on a 2014 Cayman back in September 2014. Or you can go completely off-script and go with something more appealing to the eyes like a Lime Gold Metallic finish we saw on a Porsche 911 Turbo in February 2014.

Whatever colors you choose for your Porsche, the German automaker’s Exclusive department will gladly accommodate your requests to create an identifiable customization program that fits your overall personality. That’s more than what some other automakers can say for themselves.

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Chris Harris Compares the Alfa Romeo 4C and the Porsche Cayman S: Video

Chris Harris Compares the Alfa Romeo 4C and the Porsche Cayman S: Video

It could be argued that the automotive world has a bit of a love-hate relationship with Porsche. On the one hand, the sports cars from Stuttgart exemplify driving excellence in their respective segments, which is especially true with the Cayman S. Everything on it is world class: the engine is responsive and powerful, the PDK transmission is perfectly geared and changes cogs like lightening, and the chassis punches well above its weight in terms of handling dynamics and at-limit feel. On the other hand, Porsche is a victim of its own success: few chances taken in the course of vehicle evolution means the lineup melts together when considering layout and exterior styling, and its immense popularity makes a Porsche blend into the background on the road. As weird as it may sound, you could say that Porsche has grown stagnant with its brilliance. It’s like a band with one perfect song reiterated into a whole anthology. Instantly recognizable, great to listen to, and terribly predictable. Not that we can blame Porsche; the German automaker has obviously found a formula that works, so why change it?

Alfa Romeo might have an answer with the 4C. Combining a low-weight chassis, exquisite Italian styling, and a mid-mounted, 240-horsepower inline-four cylinder engine, the 4C is the first Alfa to be sold in the U.S. since the 8C in 2008. I think this car is magnificent. It’s minimalistic in design, beautifully rendered, and focuses heavily on driver enjoyment. Plus, it’s not a Porsche.

So then, we have the Cayman, which is a wonderful car exactly like the rest of Porsche’s wonderful cars, and then there’s the 4C, the underdog Italian challenger. Which should you have?

Chris Harris sets out to find the answer with this video. We start on partially flooded British roads in the middle of a deluge to sort out how each takes to public byways, followed by some chucking about on a significantly drier road course littered with tight chicanes. Harris is once again up to task, presenting his impressions through analytical discussion that is both technical and emotional. Oh, and he gets completely sideways (obviously).

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Spy Shots: Porsche Cayman GT4 Caught Uncovered

Spy Shots: Porsche Cayman GT4 Caught Uncovered

It seems that the upcoming Porsche Cayman GT4 is extremely close to being reveled. Our latest spy shots of the new sports car have nary a sign of camouflage scattered across the bodywork. Although, I suppose after accidentally leaking that car does truly exist on its own website, Porsche decided it wasn’t worth the effort to cover the machine in camo.

While we know the car is coming, and that it will be called the GT4, we don’t know much about the new mid-engined machine. The engine will be more powerful, we are expecting upwards of 400 horsepower, making it the first time the car has ever eclipsed the 911, and other running gear like brakes and wheels are getting upgraded. The wheel design on this car is unique, and looks to be quite light. Hiding behind those massive rollers are larger brakes, and I suspect that a carbon-ceramic brake option will be on the table.

We don’t know what kind of transmission will be on offer, but I am holding out hope that Porsche offers a manual. This year, Porsche moved the 911 GT3 exclusively to the PDK. I want the Cayman GT4 to be offered as a more traditional track toy with three pedals.

Visually there is little here that is new or unexpected. The nose has been made more aggressive with larger openings for better cooling, there is a small diffuser under the rear bumper, and then of course we have that massive wing. Our spy photos think that the wing will get some revisions before this car is debuted, but I am not sure if I agree with that. Be sure to sound off in the comments with your thoughts.

We will be sure to bring you a full, updated overview of the new Porsche Cayman GT4 just as soon as Porsche decides to make it officially official. Keep it locked to TopSpeed.com.

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Porsche Accidentally Confirms Cayman GT4

Porsche Accidentally Confirms Cayman GT4

The Porsche Cayman GT4 seems like an enthusiast’s dream. The stiff chassis and mid-engine architecture of the Cayman with the added power and performance that will finally let it eclipse the 911 like we all know it can. But a dream is all it has really been, at least officially. We have seen spy shots of a Cayman with crazy body work and huge wheels, but there has been no official word form Porsche that this car is even being considered. Or at least that was the case until someone at Porsche accidentally made a mistake on its Driving Experiences web page.

Porsche’s website has a section for “Porsche Driving Experiences” where you can get track time and instruction on how to get the most from a particular machine in the German company’s stable. For just a few minutes the other day, the unannounced car was listed plain as day on the Experiences page. The page has since been fixed, but not before the sleuths at FlatSixes.com could grab some screenshots.

Sadly the page only listed that the car existed, but failed to offer any extra information on potential powertrain upgrades, performance numbers or price for the new track monster. All we are waiting on now is for Porsche to officially announce this car and give us all those details.

We know it exists, and we know what it looks like. Your move, Porsche.

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Video: Porsche Cayman GTS Sounds Amazing

Video: Porsche Cayman GTS Sounds Amazing

When it comes to exhaust notes, I must admit I’m a sucker for V-8s. The older the better. I’m not particularly excited by the sound of the Fiat 8V, but play me any American V-8 soundtrack from the 1960s and early 1970s and I’m a happy chap. However, that doesn’t make me impassive to other engine notes. Some V-12s are equally enchanting to my years, but, from time to time, i do like to absorb the flat stuff. As in boxer engines, the kind Porsche has used since... forever. Its classic flat-12 race engines are outstandingly impressive, but I can’t say no to the mechanical wail of a flat-six. Who could?

I know the beautiful sound emitted by 911 engines is at the top of everyone’s list, but I recently fell in love with the Cayman GTS’ 3.4-liter. Yeah, I’m aware the mill is available with the 911 as well, but it sounds different in the Cayman GTS. Because Porsche magic. Don’t be a doubting Thomas just yet, I have solid proof in the form of a four-minute video in which EVO’s Henry Catchpole drops the hammer in the GTS. Hit the play button, listen to that flat-six do its thing, and let me know if you find it enticing or not in the comments box below.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go get high on some HEMI V-8 noise.

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Spy Shots: 2016 Porsche Cayman Goes for Another Testing Session

Spy Shots: 2016 Porsche Cayman Goes for Another Testing Session

Introduced for the 2013 model year, the current-generation Porsche Cayman is getting a facelift for 2016. The Germans have been testing their updated mid-engine coupe on public roads since September 2014, and Porsche can’t keep the new sports car away from our spy photographers. Spotted for the second time by our trusty paparazzi, the 2016 Cayenne is still wearing the black camouflage we’re already familiar with. It seems Porsche is not yet ready to show us more of its work, although the visual enhancements aren’t exactly comprehensive. Stuttgart is known for sticking to its classic design recipe, and the Cayman is no exception.

While there is little new to see, this latest test session actually brings us some vital information. According to our photographers, the prototype shown was missing that signature flat-six howl. Rather, they say it sounded like it had a four-cylinder engine under its hood. This could mean Porsche is indeed introducing its brand-new lineup of four-bangers with the facelifted Cayman and Boxster. That’s sooner than we initially expected, and a good reason to get excited.

As a brief reminder, word has it that Porsche is working on turbocharged, four-pot boxers displacing 1.6 and 2.0 liters. These will enable the Boxster and Cayman to return better fuel economy and emit less CO2. They won’t be down on power either, as these four-bangers could deliver more than 300 ponies in the range-topping trims.

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5 Best Sport Coupes for 2014

5 Best Sport Coupes for 2014

In the wild-and-crazy world of the automotive enthusiast, there are all shapes, sizes and manners of ways to have fun. You can climb up a mountain at 3 mph in a modified Jeep, you can blast across the dessert at insane speeds in a Baja truck, or you can fling a small roadster like the Miata at your local autocross. Despite all of this, there is still one true “enthusiast” machine that stands above all; the sports coupe.

Two doors of sexy, fast, and exciting have long defined the term sports car. There have been many great coupes over the decades, but it seems to me that now is about the best time in our history to be a lover of the coupe.

To celebrate this pinnacle of fun and performance I have gathered together a quick list of what I think are five of the best sports coupes that exist today. As always, make sure you hit those comments when you get done reading. Let me know what I got right, what I got wrong, and what I was missing. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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2014 Porsche Cayman S "Agate Grey Metallic" by Porsche Exclusive

2014 Porsche Cayman S "Agate Grey Metallic" by Porsche Exclusive

There’s no rest for the weary over at Porsche Exclusive. Stuttgart’s very own personalization arm has been busy churning out exclusive models over the past few weeks. Judging by the frequency of these models, there doesn’t appear to be any end in sight for these guys. Porsche Exclusive’s latest creation involves the Porsche Cayman S and it is a thing of beauty.

This is how you dress up a Porsche Cayman. The shiny grey exterior paint and the smoked taillights give it a classy look that belies its sporty and aggressive capabilities. Porsche Exclusive also gave it a new sports suspension that drops the car’s height by 20 mm (0.78 inch) and a new sports exhaust system that should help clear the throat of that 3.4-liter, flat-six engine.

Speaking of the engine, this new Porsche Exclusive creation doesn’t have any performance upgrades. Still, the Cayman S is capable of 325 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. These numbers allow the Cayman S accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds to go with a top speed of 175 mph.

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Video: Porsche Returns to the Nurburgring With Four-Cylinder Prototypes

Video: Porsche Returns to the Nurburgring With Four-Cylinder Prototypes

The folks over at Porsche are definitely up to something these days at the Nurburgring track, as two more prototypes have joined the 911 Convertible and the Cayenne GTS for extensive testing on the track. This time around, the Germans were spotted hooning a couple of mid-engined Boxster and Cayman sports cars. Although both look like plain, flat-six-powered vehicles from the company’s current lineup, there’s more to these black-painted Porsches. And it all comes down to the engine note bursting from those center-mounted exhaust pipes.

Both cars sound different than any Boxster and Cayman we’ve heard up until now, and this can only mean one thing: Porsche is these shells and chassis to test its upcoming four-cylinder engines. Stuttgart has already confirmed there’s a flat-four underway, but the Germans have declined to reveal further details. We expect the new powerplants to arrive in the facelifted versions of the current Boxster and Cayman. Three different units are rumored to emerge, with 1.6-, 2.0-, and 2.5-liter displacements. Each of them will be accompanied by turbochargers, with ouput to range between 210 and 360 horsepower.

There’s no indication as to how big the engines hidden in these test cars are, but they do sound quite impressive under full throttle. Combine that with a hefty reduction in CO2 emission, improved fuel efficiency and a lower curb weight, and the result is downright impressive. All of a sudden downsizing sounds like a terrific idea! Hit the play button and tell us what you think.

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TopSpeed Podcast Episode 019 LIVE

TopSpeed Podcast Episode 019 LIVE

It was a day early, but we hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of the TopSpeed Podcast. There was the usual bit of silliness, a fair amount of arguing and we even managed to talk about some car stuff.

As always, we want to say a very special thanks to our live viewers.

For Weekly Wheels, I discuss my time with the Prius V, Mark talks to us about what he thinks I got wrong with the Lexus RX 450h, and Justin tells us how much he liked the new 2015 Honda Fit.

For news stories we cover the new fourth-generation Miata engine and reveal date, talk about Mercedes bringing back the Maybach name, and we cover our exclusive news of Kahn Design moving into car production.

After that we spend some time with Mark talking about the 100-year anniversary of Dodge, how they are celebrating with a 707 horsepower Challenger, and end with a look at the future of the rock-crawling Jeep Wrangler. To finish the news, I had a few things to say about a faster Alfa Romeo 4C and looked at how you can buy a cheap Porsche Boxster or Cayman next summer.

For our viewer-question segment we talk about cars that can do epic burnouts, cars we want to see do epic burnouts and then we talk about racing video games. With the video games we take a second to look at our all-time favorite games and touch on the games that are coming out in the next six to nine months. There is even a sneak peak at a new piece I am working on.

To end the show we do our traditional Own, Drive, Burn and it was easily the hardest one we had yet. We have to choose between a legendary classic Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini.

If you liked the show, let us know in the comments. If you didn’t like the show, let us know that too. Apart from the comments, you can reach us on Twitter @TopSpeedPodcast or by email, Podcast@TopSpeed.com. Don’t forget, if you like the show but can’t always make it the to site to watch or listen, you can subscribe to our cast on iTunes.

Stay safe this weekend, and we will see you guys next week.

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