After few leaked images, the 2013 Porsche Cayman was presented today at the 2012 LA Auto Show. With up to 30 kg lighter than the outgoing model, the new Cayman promises up to 15 per cent greater fuel efficiency- despite its increased engine output and driving performance.
Under the hood, the Cayman comes with a flat six 2.7-liter boxer engine delivering 275 hp (202 kW), becoming the first Cayman model to break the 100 hp per liter displacement barrier for sports car engines.
Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, the 2013 Cayman is able to hit 100 km/g (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds, while using the optional seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) the sprint time drops to 5.6 seconds (5.4 when using the Sport Chrono package).
Top speed is limited to 165 mph (265 km/h), while the Cayman model fitted with PDK has a top speed of 164 mph or 264 km/h. Fuel consumption (NEDC) is: 34.4 mpg, CO2 192 g/km; with PDK 36.7 mpg, CO2 180 g/km.
The 2013 Cayman S comes equipped with a 3.4-liter flat six boxer engine delivering 325 hp (293 kW). Mated to a six-speed manual transmission the Cayman S sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.0 seconds, while the model fitted with PDK achieves the same speed in 4.9 seconds (4.7 seconds with Sport Chrono package).
Top speed is limited at 176 mph (283 km/h) and at 174 mph (280 km/h) for the model fitted with PDK. Fuel consumption (NEDC) is: 32.1 mpg, CO2 206 g/km; with PDK 35.3 mpg, CO2 188 g/km.
On sale now in the UK and Ireland for delivery March 2013: 275 hp Cayman priced from £39,694 (€68,460 in Ireland) and 325 hp Cayman S from £48,783 (€84,136 in Ireland).