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Old 2nd March 2005, 21:56   #1
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Default Boxster a Poseur? Carrera too Expensive? Try This.

Cayman coming between the Carrera and the Boxster

Stuttgart.

In the course of this year Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will be enlarging its range of sports cars through the introduction of another outstanding model. Based on the Boxster series, the new car, given its superior product qualities, will rank between the 911 Carrera and the Boxster S. This position of the new model is also borne out by its six-cylinder boxer engine transmitting maximum output of 295 bhp (217 kW) to the rear wheels. Like the power of the engine, the price of this new sports car will also come between that of the 911 Carrera and the Boxster S.

Apart from inner strengths and qualities typical of Porsche, this sporting two-seater will also show outstanding style and superiority in its looks and appearance. The exceptional design of the car is accentuated by muscular design features conveying a strong feeling of both power and agile driving behaviour. In addition, the new sports car not only fulfils the great demands made by the Porsche customer in terms of sporting performance, but also, through its well-conceived space concept, allows all kinds of leisure time activities.

Reflecting its superior and, indeed, unique product substance, this new Porsche sports car will bear its own name: It will be called the Cayman S, thus ranking equal with the Carrera, Boxster, and Cayenne model designations already so rich in tradition.

Introducing this name, Porsche is taking up a concept from the animal world: The cayman belongs to the crocodile family. Within this group of the world's largest reptiles, the cayman is however a relatively small but very nimble athlete. And precisely this creates a clear resemblance not only to Porsche's new sports car, but also to the Company as a whole: The cayman is acknowledged as a highly specialised hunter with strength and agility, quick reflexes and clear target orientation.

The heart of the Cayman S is its 3.4-litre power unit mounted midship in front of the rear axle. Benefiting from this mid-engine concept and an excellent power-to-weight ratio, the Cayman S is perfectly suited for the kind of performance so typical of Porsche: The Cayman S responds directly to the steering and ensures very dynamic behaviour in bends. It goes without saying that Porsche, maintaining the usual standard, offers supreme brake technology for very high deceleration forces also in this new, fixed roof model. In a nutshell, therefore, the combination of supreme power and performance in the Cayman S provides an unprecedented experience on the road: driving pleasure in its purest form.

A little photoshopped effort by somebody on the world wide web.

http://www2.porsche.com/cayman/pcgb.asp


Ohhh, and a little AMS teaser, the new Porsche Panamera. Though it's a very early photoshopped pic, it's still some dope. AMS are rumoured to have very close ties with PAG, but I'm sure it won't end up looking like this.


http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/d/77599
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Old 2nd March 2005, 22:26   #2
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In the http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/d/77599
The article is in German says:

Porsche Panamera: The fourth line
Porsche is to bring out a four-door GT with V8 and V10-Motor in 2009 under the model name Panamera .
The concept will be presented by autumn at the IAA to the public.
After Cayman for the Boxster Coupé (debut on the IAA in the autumn) now Panamera for the fourth Porsche line.
The Stuttgart sportscar manufacturers protected both names on the same day (15.1.2004) at the German patent office.
At the latest by autumn this year Porsche wants to present its concept for the fourth line.
The most important first in brief:
It's a four-door and four-seated front engine car with rear- and all-wheel drive, V8 and V10-engines with a range from 340 to over 600 PS.
The prices are to be settled between 100.000 and 150.000 €.
Annually 20,000 units are focused.
The assembly in Leipzig is to begin 2009.
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The concept will be unveiled at the IAA 2005, and will be showcased in AWD, RWD and V8 and V10 configurations only to get public feedback.
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Exclamation the new porsche cayman

hey guys
just visited the porsche site ('997')
they have this new model between the 911 and the boxster ...the intro talks about it being a purists car (finally!!!!!)and after the cayenne that should be a good thing,supposed to have 295 bhp and handle better than a boxster what say you to that not sure if its aircooled or water cooled though IF ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY PICS SEND IT ACROSS I'LL BE GRATEFUL AND ALL THAT.

YOUR INHOUSE PURIST......
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hey guys
just visited the porsche site ('997')
they have this new model between the 911 and the boxster ...the intro talks about it being a purists car (finally!!!!!)and after the cayenne that should be a good thing,supposed to have 295 bhp and handle better than a boxster what say you to that not sure if its aircooled or water cooled though IF ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY PICS SEND IT ACROSS I'LL BE GRATEFUL AND ALL THAT.

YOUR INHOUSE PURIST......
What you speak of, is exactly what I have posted in my first post in th thread.

And no, there will be no more Air-cooled Porsche cars. And I don't know what you mean but all Porsche cars so far have been purists cars, even within their constraints.

Weird, the pictures just reappeared in my first post. Funny stuff , this.

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I first felt like yelling out in horror, but Porsche really needs to make profits if they have to be independent and make better 911's, so I gues there is no other way than by introducing a new model line.
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This is a confusing stance by Porsche standards!

On one hand you create the Boxster that paves the way for affordable, two-seater Porsche sports cars, while on the other hand you have the 911s that deal with the ever-demanding street "race" drivers who ocassionally take to the track.

So where does the Cayman fit? What is its true identity? And who are its rivals? I was never cynical about the Cayenne as much I am about the Cayman. It isn't a GT car, it isn't significantly more powerful than a Boxster nor does it threaten the 911. Clearly, its understandable, that to fund its GT championship cars as well as projects like the Carrera GT and Panamera to take on the might of Ferrari, BMW-M and Mercedes AMG it needs newer cars that get in the volumes. But a car without a clear cut identity and strategy like the Cayman is a bit ridiculous, especially from a company like Porsche.

I shall wait till Porsche comes up with an out-of-this-world theory that convinces me about the need to have the Cayman line. Till then, i shall only pray that Porsche gets it right. This time.

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Exclamation got some more spy pics...

any way the cayenne is not a purists car by any standards ...
and one more thing the cayman is coming because they want to get a car that helps the number cruncher believe in porsche (the m3 is faster on some tracks compared to the 997.....sad)..and i am sure the 911 will be their flagship but i guess they got bored of bmw and merc taking potshots at them by releasing souped up sedans that don't meet most noise and pollution regulations .. just like you say a porsche is not about 0-60 times.
so here are the pics..
http://spyphotos.autoblog.com/


http://www.edmunds.com/future/2006/p...91/photos.html


by the way how do you post pics??????
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sorry about that ported head ...didn't find it so i thought i 'll post it.
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Default air cooled prosches sound so much better tha water cooled

the reason iasked about air-cooled porsches is that i was going through a classic car site and heard a 1973 911 rs. and it sounded so much better than the 996 so......
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Jayanth, the 73 Carrera RS 2.7 911 that u mention of is a cult classic sports car and highly valued in the market simply cuz it was built for a purpose. A street car that could whip ass of several "poseur" sports cars. It was stripped off all luxuries and the engine was tuned to deliver raw power to its wheels.

Water-cooled Porsches are here to stay with Porsche and reverting back to the air-cooled ones seems highly unlikely. Its the design of Porsches that have forced even the best engineers at Porsche to give up a 40+ year tradition and jump for the water-cooled engines.

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hey jayanth can you tell me the site where you heard that clip?
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The Cayman seems to make good sense to me. I'll tell you why.

At 70,000 odd USD or so not everyone can afford the 997 Carrera., which is the cheapest of the 911s. A convertible is not to everybody's taste either, no matter how much it adheres to Porsche's core values when it comes to driving dynamics. This where the Cayman would probably pitch in. A 2-door coupe, with MSRP somewhere in between the Boxster and the 997 Carrera. Brilliant driving dynamics, a proper track day tool. Besides, being a coupe it's handling is bound to be a notch above the Boxster's. Though we'd have to wait and watch till the pricing and the final package details are out. But then again, at around 60,000 USD, it will be out of reach for a still whole lot of people, poor sods like me. Though I trust Porsche to have studied this so called niche properly, and not make mistakes like they have before.
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the file was a video not a sound clip .
any way you can find it at porsche website in the classic section.it's the yellow 911.
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Looks like the Cayman will outdo the 911. They are positioning it as a true drivers car - what the old 911 set out to do

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/55...11s_heels.html
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