2013 Porsche Cayman Spy Shots

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Over the past year or so we’ve seen countless images of prototypes for the new, second-generation Porsche Cayman, which will hit the market later this year alongside the redesigned 2013 Boxster.

These latest images show a prototype for the new Cayman in its final stages, confirming that development of the car is nearing completion.

As with the current model, the new Cayman will essentially be a hard-top version of the Boxster, with the two sharing everything from interior panels to powertrains and wheel designs.

In terms of styling, the new Cayman appears to have a much more fluid design than the current model. It also appears to have a lower rear profile and a much larger rear window.

Drivetrain specifications should come in just a tick above the Boxster's potent figures: in base form, the Boxster uses a 2.7-liter flat six to generate 265 horsepower, while the Boxster S gets a 3.4-liter engine good for 315 horsepower. They run to 60 mph in 5.4 and 4.7 seconds, respectively, when equipped with the seven-speed PDK transmission. We expect the Cayman to add 10-20 horsepower to the Boxster's figures, shaving a tenth or two off its acceleration times.

An all-new interior, very similar to the Boxster's, is also a given, bringing refined design, quality materials, and a fresh new look that's in harmony with the rest of the new Porsche range.

The good news is that we don't have long to wait now for the official specs, details, and pricing on the new Cayman, as the car is expected to be revealed in full at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show in late November.

In the meantime, hit this link to watch a spy video of another prototype.
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Comments (13)
  1. I really don't believe this car should be categorized as new but an "evolutionary" update of an update. Same goes for the 911 and Boxter. Honestly.

  2. finally a Porsche rear that i actually like not counting the Carrera GT and 918.

  3. I've always liked the Caymans a lot more than the more expensive 911s (with exception to the GT3 RS). When I was a lot younger I loved the over done look of Lambo and Ferrari. Now that I'm a little older I'm much more into simplified looks.

  4. Wow - I have to admit this look pretty damn good. After hearing that the new 911 was growing in size, i think this might just be the pick of the new bunch.

  5. great car...keeping the traditional lines whilst also changing / upgrading nearly 80% of the car from the previous model. For those that complain about Porsche Designs being lazy etc. I suggest you take a look at the 911 down the years and see just how much the shape has changed. There has been times when it was completely revolutinary and others where it was evolutionary, but in every case the design is easy to spot the difference, the engines were improved etc etc. What you need to appreciate is that its exactly the same process as other more mainstream luxury cars. Look at BMW, MErc, Audi for their evolving ranges that keep the same basic shape through the years and just improve upon it and every opportunity.

  6. Ok, at least with this one you can see the differences, unlike the previous 911's! I have to agreed the rear of this new Cayman is very nice but I still like the present model.

  7. aww come on Countach you are bing pedantic there my good man.

    if you go online to the Porsche website you will see a slideshow of the 911 models of the years gone by. Each slide that is shown visualises the massive differencs between each model. They are ALL so much different than the model before

  8. Lighten up Wizard man! We been thru this before in another 911 Porsche article. I stand by what I said! If you don't like my opinion, you can don't read it.

  9. ahhh Countach i did lighten up....hence the tone of my response. Re-read it without getting yourself upset and you will see.

    oh if you dont want a response to your comments dont post them. Everyone has an opinion and everyone wants to voice them. there is no point that everyone shoudl have the same opinion but if there is deemed to be a slight inaccuracy that is pointed out...cheers

  10. Wizard, I have no quarrel with someone defending Porsche range as I am much into them myself, I still own a 84' Carrera, 944 Turbo S and a 993 Turbo. See anyone here in this page offended by what I said from previous and this Porsche article? We get along fine, hack, I even met some nice people here before.

    Its a public board, anyone can say what they want even if its 'slightly inaccurate', do I have to agreed with you that Panerama or Cayenne is the nicest car in the world? I don't like the designs.

    I won't change my mind about the 911 lines along the years and yes, I do agreed I am generalising but that is my opinion. I will continue to voice them, I don't mind comments from others. Just not you! Cheers mate!

  11. dear me. I seem to have touched a raw nerve there !!

    i was being passive and giving feedback and you jumped on your soapbox and had a vent. good luck to you!

  12. I have waited 3 years for this new generation and I love the design and the fact that it will finally have a direct fuel injection engine. The design is much more fluid-not a lump on top of a Boxter..I wouldn't change a thing.

  13. This new second-generation Porsche Cayman looks awesome.We really impressed to see this Porsche . People love Porsche and i think Porsche 944 is the best sport car . We really like Porsche car.

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