2014 Porsche Cayman Turbo

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Well, that was fast! Days after Porsche unveiled its new Cayman and Cayman S, we now have rumors of a Cayman Turbo that is expected to debut at the IAA-Frankfurt 2013.

Any Porsche enthusiast knows that the “Turbo” badge signifies more power and a bigger price tag. Yes, there’s more power but with a catch. Unlike the 6-cylinder, boxer configuration of the Cayman S, the Turbo variant is expected to be powered by a smaller, turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer engine that is expected to produce more than 350 horsepower. We don’t think Porsche purists would be happy with this move as it will lose the iconic sound that is instantly recognizable as Porsche sports car, but at least the power is there.

With the downsizing trend becoming popular among top brands, the main aim is to bring more power while improving fuel efficiency, thanks to the rising fuel prices and concern for carbon emission. Looks like Porsche is expected to join that bandwagon with the Cayman Turbo and the Macan.

If this is true, it’s going to be funny trying to reason with a Cayman S owner why the Turbo is better.

For now, this is all we’ve got on the flagship Cayman. We’ll keep an eye out on this while we wait for its expected unveiling at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Source: 0-100.it (Italian)

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  (305) posted on 12.3.2012

if they switch their whole cars to 4 cylinder engines, they will lose a lot!

  (302) posted on 12.3.2012

as a 911 owner, i think i might have bought the last proper 911. let’s hope i’m wrong!

  (312) posted on 12.3.2012

if this is porsche’s future, i feel sorry for the future owners.

  (305) posted on 12.3.2012

we can either start a petition on-line or not buy the car. and i think the second part will hurt porsche more.

  (509) posted on 12.3.2012

that is not awkward. that is just not right. it is damn wrong!

  (475) posted on 12.3.2012

i bet that a cayman S with some ECU remapping can beat the turbo. and that is awkward.

  (422) posted on 12.3.2012

i bet hammond from top gear is shedding a tear now, quietly and alone. clarkson will have a good reason to mock him for some time now!

  (452) posted on 12.3.2012

you and the rest of us, porsche fans!

  (422) posted on 12.3.2012

this move porsche did is quite strange. i mean, on your best car make the engine smaller? i’d rather have the S, thank you!

  (452) posted on 12.3.2012

at least the cayman turbo isn’t.

  (475) posted on 12.3.2012

until now you could get a similar engine on the cayman and the 911. but now, i do not think the cayman is worth it anymore.

  (509) posted on 12.3.2012

although the 350 HP make me happy, the loss of the 6 cylinder engine is a bigger down side, if you ask me!

  (542) posted on 12.3.2012

"because." said porsche and got away in a cayman S.

  (516) posted on 12.3.2012

4 cylinder down from 6? why porsche, why?!?!

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