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      12-04-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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M3 vs. Cayman Turbo (981)

welp, this could get interesting... driving dynamics of a Cayman, similar power to the M3 with a simple tune

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Porsche Cayman Turbo to pack 350+ HP - report



Could debut in Frankfurt

Porsche just took the wraps off the redesigned Cayman, but that hasn't stopped rumors of an upcoming Turbo variant.

Slated to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Cayman Turbo will reportedly usher in the company's four-cylinder engine. Said to displace 2.5-liters, the turbocharged boxer unit will reportedly have an output in excess of 350 HP (257 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque - 25 HP (18 kW) and 130 Nm (96 lb-ft) more than the Cayman S. The engine could be connected exclusively to a PDK transmission, so expect the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 4.9 seconds.

The engine could eventually be offered in the Boxster and 911, but nothing is official as of yet.


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      12-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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Looks like it can be fun. Have to see the final product to pass judgement.
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Cayman turbo!!?

No way, too good to be true!
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Cayman turbo!!?

No way, too good to be true!
I agree, but it could be an incredible car if true. Seems too close to a stock 911 for comfort (and as a side note from another point in the article above, no way will Porsche put a four banger in the 911.)
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      12-04-2012, 10:12 PM   #5
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wow, this thing will be a monster
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      12-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #6
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Porsche only puts turbos on their flagship "Normal"/Non-GT Carreras. So if that's any indication, the Turbo would be the top of the range Cayman, leaving room for a non-turbo R or GT. Interesting...
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      12-04-2012, 10:23 PM   #7
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I agree that it is going to be an awesome car,
but the new M3 is coming out in 2014.... who knows how much power it will have
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      12-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #8
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yeah but 4-cyl.. ?

dunno but I love my V8
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Just took an up close and personal look at the new cayman recently and it is a beauty in person. I wish they made the turbo with the 6 cyl and not the 4.
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very nice, i dig it.
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I prefer a 6 cylinder engine in this car, but I'm sure the 4 cylinder turbo will be strong. Also likely to further improve driving dynamics due to lighter weight.
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      12-05-2012, 10:13 AM   #13
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I think in this case if may be positioned below the NA flat-6 in the current Cayman/Boxster
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I think in this case if may be positioned below the NA flat-6 in the current Cayman/Boxster
I'm not so sure...my interpretation of the linked article is that the 4 cylinder turbo will be found in the S. I am skeptical of this move. Hopefully they don't mess up this amazing car.
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      12-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
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Just saw this at the la auto show. The dimensions are spot on and I'm sure the driving dynamics is also. But at an indicated 90k not fully loaded its going to be a tough sell to my better half of my brain.
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      12-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #16
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I'm not so sure...my interpretation of the linked article is that the 4 cylinder turbo will be found in the S. I am skeptical of this move. Hopefully they don't mess up this amazing car.
It may even be positioned between the S and the base Carrera price wise. With good low RPM torque, may be a better DD than the current models. The Cayman has a great engine, but really comes alive at the higher end of the RPM scale.
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Cayman turbo!!?

No way, too good to be true!
+ infinity If its true 1000% it's my next car
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Lovely looking car
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      12-13-2012, 11:57 PM   #19
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Wow that cayman looks phenomenal. Would love to put one in my garage, but I'm sure it'll be a pretty penny.
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Porsche is not stupid enough to kill the golden goose. There is no way Porsche will build a Cayman Turbo with more power than the Cayman S because it will kill the sales of the new 991 Carrera.

It's simple marketing. Porsche has been holding back Cayman ever since it was built even though it is a more capable car due to the mid-engine layout. They've kept both the engine and the suspension inferior deliberately so people would have to keep buying the 911 series over it.

The Cayman R was a let down. I was expecting that car to come out with a serious Mezger engine. It would have sold a lot with a high revving 3.4L Mezger with around 350hp.
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      12-14-2012, 11:30 AM   #21
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The turbo may not have more HP than the Cayman S, but will probably have more torque.
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Guys guys, before you get your panties in a bunch the 350hp is rated, meaning it wont be near that number on a dyno. We would be looking at around 300hp-310hp if that. Yeah it will have more tq but remember this is the poor mans Porsche. They look great but an entry level car. Thats a fact.

I already went down this route last year looking at these and just could not justify buying it so went with the M3. Much better choice.
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