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Just In Time For The Holidays, Porsche Launches Cayman Configurator 5
Posted by Kurt Ernst in 2013 Porsche Cayman, Automotive, Configurator, Kurt, porsche on 12 5th, 2012

2013 Porsche Cayman configurator site

If you’re looking for a gift that will really impress someone this holiday season, may we suggest a new Porsche Cayman? With prices starting from a reasonable $53,550 (including the required $950 destination charge, but sans options), the Cayman could be the most desirable-but-attainable car on the planet.

Base models come with a 2.7-liter flat-six engine good for 275 horsepower, which can get the coupe from 0 – 60 mph in as little as 5.1 seconds. If you need faster-acting relief, the Boxster S (priced from $64,750, including destination charge) gives you a 3.4-liter flat-six, rated at 325 horsepower and capable of 0 – 60 mph times of 4.6 seconds when properly equipped.

As with any Porsche model, the list of packages, options and accessories is a long one, which is what gives the Cayman configurator its entertainment value. While you waiting for that Christmas bonus or lottery-winning check to come in, you can build the exact Cayman you want in the comfort of your own home.

We’d advise you to choose your options carefully, though. Check off too many boxes, and the price of a Cayman S can easily break the $100,000 mark, which puts it into 911 Carrera S territory. Want to get started? Head on over to Porsche USA’s Cayman page, then select the model you want to build and price.

Porsche Reveals The 2013 Cayman In Los Angeles: Video 29
Posted by Kurt Ernst in 2013 Porsche Cayman, 2013 Porsche Cayman S, Automotive, featured, Kurt, Los Angeles Auto Show, porsche, video on 11 29th, 2012

2013 Porsche Cayman S – image: Porsche AG

Porsche has done a remarkable job of improving its new 911 and Boxster models, and the revamped Cayman has been eagerly awaited by fans for months. Nowhere is this more evident than in Cayman sales, which have been absolutely flat since the launch of the updated Boxster. The real danger appeared to be this: would the new Cayman be able to stand up to Porschephiles’ expectations?

We’ve yet to get behind the wheel of one, but from what we can see the answer is a resounding “yes.” Where the previous generation Cayman was a bit ungainly in its proportions, the new car is elegant, and it’s lines flow in a much more integrated manner. On looks alone, we’d call the new car a triumph over the previous generation, though some would say the new version’s lost a bit of styling personality.

2013 Porsche Cayman – image: Porsche AG

The specs are impressive, too. New Caymans are as much as 66 pounds lighter (depending upon model) and consume up to 15-percent less fuel while delivering higher performance than models past. The base Cayman now comes with a 2.7 liter flat-six rated at 275 horsepower, which is good enough to get the car from 0 – 62 mph in as little as 5.4 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 165 mph.

2013 Porsche Cayman S interior – image: Porsche AG

If that’s not impressive enough for you, the Cayman S gets a 3.4-liter flat-six rated at 325 horsepower. That gives the car a 0 – 62 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 175 mph, when properly equipped. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, but Porsche’s seven-speed PDK double clutch gearbox is an available option to maximize both performance and fuel economy.

There are new options of note as well, including an adaptive cruise control system and a Burmeister audio system, meaning that the Cayman can rival higher Porsche models for content. Look for the new Cayman models to hit dealerships next spring, priced from $53,550 (Cayman) and $64,750 (Cayman S) including a destination fee of $950.