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    L.A. Auto Show: 2014 Porsche Cayman

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    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    November 28, 2012

    When Porsche showed off the new Boxster roadster earlier this year, we knew sooner or later, a new Cayman would arrive. Today at the L.A. Auto Show, the new Cayman arrived.

    If you wanted to describe the design of the new Cayman to someone, just say its like a Boxster with a roof.

    Much like the Boxster, the Cayman uses a 2.7L flat-six producing 275 HP, while the Cayman S uses a 3.5L flat-six producing 325 HP. The run up 60 MPH takes 5.1 seconds* with the 2.7 and 4.4 seconds* with the 3.5. A six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK are your transmission choices.

    (*Note: 0-60 times are based on Cayman models equipped with the PDK and the Sport Chrono package.)

    Other changes the Cayman include the use more aluminum throughout the body, wider track, a longer wheelbase, and larger wheels.

    The new Cayman starts at $53,550, while the new Cayman S starts at $64,750. (Prices include $950 destination charge). It arrives at your local Porsche dealer next spring.

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    Los Angeles. Porsche is celebrating the world premiere of the new Cayman at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The third generation of the Cayman, which is making its appearance before an international audience at the LA Convention Center, has been re-engineered from the ground up - it is lower and longer, lighter and faster, more efficient and more powerful than ever. The two-seat sport coupé will be launched on the market in two versions: Cayman and Cayman S. A longer wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels enhance the driving performance of the mid-engine sports car to a level without equal in its competitive class.

    Delivering more power with even better fuel economy than before, any of two highly efficient flat-six cylinder engines is mounted just in front of the rear axle, surrounded by its lightweight aluminium and steel body. The Cayman is powered by a 2.7-liter engine with 275 hp; with the Sport Chrono package it accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The 3.4-liter engine in the Cayman S produces 325 hp; with PDK and the Sport Chrono package it sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

    The new Cayman will arrive dealerships in Spring 2013 starting at $52,600 for the Cayman and $63,800 for the Cayman S, not including a destination charge of $950.

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    I like the new Cayman much more than the past one, but I know in the back in my head.. I would rather have the new Boxster.

    Yes, I know if I bought a 2 seat sports car, I'd want a convertible...

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    YAWN, While I appreciate the dedication to design DNA, I do not see much in the way that is different than a one from 5 or 10 years ago.

    Yes they have newer metals, faster engines, etc. But honestly, this car company is stuck in s rut with no really new car design or expansion of the design language.

    Bit boring to me. First look, "Yup it is a Porsche" Just blends into the family of auto's.

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