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Old 28th October 2005, 23:37   #1
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Default Porsche AG marketing suffocates the Cayman.

Here is an interesting read on the Porsche Cayman:
Cayman article

What I found particularly interesting is:
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One of very few criticisms I have of this new £43,930 Cayman S (think Boxster coupé with more power) is that it lacks a limited slip differential, a device that improves grip, particularly traction. When I asked at the press conference why this was missing, the car’s chief chassis developer said simply: “The car needs it, but marketing says it cannot have it.” Why not? Because if it did it would be quicker cross-country than the Porsche 911, a car more expensive to the tune of £15,000.
The purist sports' car manufacturer is still ruled by men in blue ties.
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shows that mid engine is better than rear engine.
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Old 29th October 2005, 00:13   #3
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thats sad...its was the only chance porsche had to recover from its image of making slow over priced machines and they didnt take it..

but still the boxster/cayman are still over priced for what it is ...in US it is like closer to 65-70k nicely loaded..thats not a nice price at all..

anyhow does anyone know how much the cayman S ran on the ring? like it was shown the current Z4 is a better car overall than the boxster so would the Z4 coupe than the cayman..so whats the whole deal with porsche here..
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Now, you're making my mouth water for the cayman,ported.
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anyhow does anyone know how much the cayman S ran on the ring?
Supposedly, 8 min 11 secs with PASM for the Cayman S at the hands of Walter Rohrl.

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like it was shown the current Z4 is a better car overall than the boxster so would the Z4 coupe than the cayman..so whats the whole deal with porsche here..
Errr....you know I'm going to disagree here, don't you?
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Cant wait for the lightweight RS version in white with red wheels and decals and stripped down interior and with a hotted-up engine and without any electronic driver aids. That would be perfect!!!! I do hope they do one one day.
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Didn't want to start a separate thread, latest rumours of upcoming Porsche models:

997 GT3 : 415 Hp,3.8 dry sump,PSM in a "racing" configuration(less intrusive that on the other 997 range),special colours,and optional 380mm PCCB brake disk(front),maybe PDK shiftgear.. due in march/april 2006

997 Turbo: 480-500 HP, due in Germany around June 2006.

997 Turbo S: 510-535 HP, due in Germany earliest one year after 997 Turbo introduction, if the 997 C4/C4S and Turbo are very succesful, later

997 GT2: around 2007, latest rumor indicates even not earlier than 2008.
Rumored power up to 540 HP. Autobild claims even 550+hp.
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