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Porsche Confirms New “Mid-Engine Sports Car” For 2010 L.A. Auto Show

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2010 Porsche Cayman S

2010 Porsche Cayman S

The Paris Auto Show is long behind us so now our attention turns to the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, which kicks off next week. Press days start in just a few days and the official teasers have begun, with the latest coming from Porsche. The Stuttgart-based automaker has confirmed today that a new mid-engine sports car will be unveiled at the show, alongside the 911 GTS and 911 Speedster, both of which will be making their respective North American debuts.

As for the new mid-engine sports car, it almost certainly is the long-rumored Porsche Cayman Clubsport. In fact, we've heard rumors of the car since early last year, with a resurgence in the idea this summer. So what will the Cayman Clubsport be? Just about what it sounds like: a stripped down, track-enthusiast's Cayman, a sort of 911 GT3 "lite," or more simply, a hard-top version of the Boxster Spyder.

Specifics are hard to come by as no other details have been revealed but expect to see a 333 horsepower 3.4-liter flat six, weight savings between 162 and 184 pounds off the standard Cayman S, fabric door pulls, tweaked steering, more effective aero bits, and a "track pack" option that includes a partial roll cage, plus harnesses and a fire extinguisher.

Track enthusiasts, warm up your checkbooks and prime your pens. If the Cayman Clubsport does make an L.A. debut, it will likely be on sale shortly after, in very limited volumes.

[Porsche]
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  1. It's pretty sad that you quote TeamSpeed as your source when TeamSpeed LIFTED this information from Planet-9.com which published it MONTHS before TeamSpeed did. Here's the link for proof:
    http://www.planet-9.com/news-items/47086-cayman-club-sport-gets-green-light.html
     
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