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2013 Porsche Cayman Round the Bend; Spy Images Out 6
Jul
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Boxster, cayman, porsche on 07 6th, 2011

We have got spy pictures of the 2013 Porsche Cayman, one of the exciting cars on testing at Nürburgring Nordschleife. The highly anticipated machine was spotted in thick camouflage. But from the pictures we can guess the model’s evolutionary design.

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The front fascia appears to have slight tweaks in design borrowed from the recent 911 prototypes. Door-mounted mirrors, a larger rear window and a new side air intake will also be implemented in the remodeled Cayman. There were also reports claiming that the Cayman will be distinct from Boxster by a steeper windscreen and exclusive lighting units.

Cayman’s engine preferences are yet to be unveiled. But we can presume the current power train coming with minor modifications for finer performance.

Though we don’t have an official confirmation from company, as per earlier reports we report some engine specs. That will be the 2.9-liter producing 265 hp (198 kW / 269 PS) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft), and the 3.4-liter that will develop 315 hp (235 kW / 319 PS) and 360 Nm (266 lb-ft) of torque. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder is also a projected that can, in due course, restore 2.9-liter flat-six engine.

We anticipate the Cayman to hit the roads by the end of 2012 or early 2013.

(via WCF)

 



Porsche China & North America Production Facilities to Kick Off Soon 20
Jan
Posted by Alex Ion in Audi AG, Audi Q5, Automotive News, Bentley, Bugatti, Cajun, cayman, Focus, Formula-One, Golf Cabriolet, Lamborghini, porsche, Porsche Automobil Holding ., Skoda, SUV, Volkswagen, VW on 01 20th, 2011

Following realization that Porsche’s current assembly plants in Zuffenhausen, near Stuttgart, and Leipzig are too small to meet their high demands, the company is now looking to start production from North America and China. The plan is aimed at hitting the predicted global sales of 200,000 units.

The company believes that building Porsches from North America or China wouldn’t break the tradition since earlier they had given the production of Boxster to Valmet contract manufacturers in Finland.

Porsche is also expected to open a customer centre in China and a test track in Shanghai close to a Formula One track. The company’s dealers in China would be increased from 35 to 85 and then possibly to 100.

It is expected that, during this year itself, Porsche would make a decision on whether to start production from North America or Asia. Porsche might start building their upcoming SUV Cajun in a Volkswagen factory in China.

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Apparently the same factory builds the Audi Q5 (SUV). The previous Karmann factory in Osnabrueck, Germany – now acquired by VW – will be used to boost the production of Boxster and Cayman. VW will use the plant to manufacture Golf Cabriolet.

Porsche is merging with VW, making it VW group’s 10th brand along with the likes of Audi AG, Bentley, Bugatti , Lamborghini, Skoda etc. This happened after VW obtained 49.9% of Porsche Automobil Holding SE’s carmaking unit when Porsche last year failed in a bid to takeover VW.

(Via WCF)



Porsche Entry-Level Roadster to Sport New Four-Cylinder Engine 20
Jan
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Boxster, 911, audi, Automotive News, Boxster, cayman, mini roadster, porsche, R&D, Roadster, Volkswagen Bluesport on 01 20th, 2011

You might remember, Porsche was planning to introduce a 4-cylinder engine on its new small roadster. Latest buzz indicates that the carmaker is indeed developing a flat four engine for the mini roadster, Boxster, Cayman and even the 911.

The outgoing head of R&D at Porsche has confirmed the news, saying that the engine could be used to power the 911 (in the future).

However, he added that for now they will stick with the flat 6 cylinder engine. It is expected that the flat four cylinder engine might be used in 2012 Boxster and Cayman models.

The upcoming mini roadster becomes a likely candidate after Porsche won an internal dispute to put their own engine in the car.

The engine is 2.5L and with the help of a turbocharger can produce 360 HP (268 kW/365 PS) or more. The car is supposed to be sharing functions and parts with Volkswagen Bluesport and a sister car from Audi.

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(Via WCF)



Porsche Promises New Model for Los Angeles Show 15
Nov
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Boxster, Boxster Syder, cayman, Cayman Club Sport, Cayman S, Los Angeles Auto Show, porsche, Upcoming Events on 11 15th, 2010

The Los Angeles Auto Show will have a brand new model from Porsche featuring in it. Not many details were revealed, however Porsche has stated that it will be a mid-engine sports car.

Wonder if it will be a car looking like a Boxster or a Cayman. Or it could even be the Cayman Club Sport, coming close on the heels of the Boxster Spyder launch.

If it is indeed the Cayman Club Sport, it will probably be a lightweight model, which is a close relative of the Boxster Spyder.

Fans can expect a few changes, like modified fascias, aluminum doors, a fixed rear spoiler, and a 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine with 330 hp (246 kW / 335 PS) – a 10 hp (7 kW / 10 PS) increase from the Cayman S.

But all of this speculation will be put to an end in a few days when the media day at the LA Auto Show begins.







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