2013 Porsche Cayman online configurator is ready for you

Article by Christian A., on December 7, 2012

A configuration tool for the 2013 Porsche Cayman is now available online. Porsche had recently shown off the 2013 Cayman sports coupe in yellow and gray colors last week but if you prefer other colors and specs, this tool makes it easier for you to choose.

Potential customers begin by choosing between the 2013 Porsche Cayman, powered by the 275-hp 2.7-liter flat-six engine, or the Porsche Cayman S, which comes with the 325-hp 3.4-liter flat-six mill.

Then, Porsche offers a choice between a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch or a six-speed manual transmission. Decisions in terms of color, wheel, and equipment have to be made then. The configurator tool makes it clear that just like other Porsche units, the price of a 2013 Porsche Cayman can easily increase with the selections made.

If destination prices are included, the base model only costs $53,550. But the price could go as high as almost $100,000 when every option is ticked.

The price of the 2013 Porsche Cayman S could reach nearly $110,000 when all available options are added on top of the $64,750 base price. Automobile Magazine made its own recommendation that surprisingly only costs a modest $77,880.

It said that it will give its 2013 Porsche Cayman S a finishing of Agate Grey Metallic paint ($710), a set of 19-inch split-spoke wheels ($390) with colored center caps ($185), black leather sports seats, and a variety of equipment that includes $900 for convenience features, $860 for parking sensors, $7400 for the carbon-ceramic brakes, and $270 for Power Steering Plus.

2013 Porsche Cayman’s styling is characterized by razor-sharp sculpted edges and precise lines, emphasizing the low and extended silhouette of the car. Its windscreen is shifted forward by about 100 mm and its roof line reaches far back. Its more advanced styling is also typically apparent in its shoulder line, which flares strongly upwards from its wings towards its rear side panels. Moreover, its door mirrors are fixed near its top shoulder.

Meanwhile, the new Cayman’s doors feature dynamic recesses, guiding induction air into its distinctive air scoops, found on the side panels at the rear, then further into the engine. These characteristic recesses are the car’s most prominent visual element, which highlights its mid-engine concept.

Additionally, the new Cayman’s front end is marked by dominant left and right cooling air inlets. These inlets increase in size towards the sides. Integrated far outboard these inlets are round headlights with 4-point daytime running lights, which are an unmistakable identifying feature for the new Porsche Cayman.

A large and low aluminium rear lid and a rear section with wrap-around edges are equally unique to this new generation sport coupé. Above its rear window, the car’s LED brake light, which spans the whole width of the window, warns traffic behind. What’s more, the rear spoiler’s thin blade is directly mounted to the rear lid. In contrast to the Porsche Boxster’s, the Cayman’s rear spoiler is positioned higher as well as deploys at a steeper angle.

Overall, the new Cayman’s appearance is more independent compared to before, and it is also well-differentiated from the previous Cayman model. Furthermore, its exhaust system’s newly designed tailpipes terminate visually at low, central point. It also has an oval tailpipe. The Cayman S, on the other hand, has 2-branch dual tailpipes.

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