- 2013 Porsche Cayman
- LA Autoshow 2012
This is possibly the biggest reveal at this week’s 2012 LA Auto Show: it’s the new 2013 Porsche Cayman.
Updated looks bring it bang up to date, while a revised chassis and engine range should mean the new 2013 Porsche Cayman picks up where the old car left off. Still want that Audi TT or BMW Z4?
Porsche’s new design language seen on the Porsche Boxster has been carried over to the latest Porsche Cayman – it looks good. Taut and aggressive, but not over the top, yet still flowing and well proportioned. Porsche evolutionary design strikes again.
The muscular mid-section houses a 275hp 2.7-litre flat-six in the cooking Porsche Cayman, or a 325hp 3.4-litre engine of the same configuration in the S model.
This means strong performance. The entry-level variant will complete the 0-62mph sprint in 5.7 seconds, while the more powerful Porsche Cayman S will crack the same challenge in 4.9 seconds.
A six-speed manual gearbox will be standard fit on all engines, while a seven-speed dual-clutch “PDK” transmission will be offered as an option. Speccing the latter cuts the 0-62mph time to 5.6 and 4.7 seconds for the 2.7- and 3.4-litre engines respectively.
Top speed now stands at 176mph in the S. Steel brakes are fitted as standard, but for extra bite in shrugging off the easily attainable three figure speeds Porsche is offering a Ceramic Composite Brake upgrade. Six-piston calipers clamp 350mm discs all-round.
The outgoing base Porsche Cayman’s 265hp 2.9-litre engine has been downsized to 2.7-litres in the new vehicle. Despite making 10hp more, it is also more efficient, returning a best of 36.7mpg combined with 180g/km CO2 emissions, compared to its predecessor’s 31mpg with 214g/km CO2 effort.
The new car is 15% more efficient thanks to new, more frugal direct injection engines and Porsche’s “thermal management, electrical system recuperation and stop-start function.” The recuperation system charges the car’s battery while on the brakes, turning kinetic energy into electrical power, reducing load on the alternator and engine.
The new car inherits the latest Boxster’s interior layout and improves on the outgoing Porsche Cayman’s cabin with a more ergonomic design. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, a seven-inch touchscreen, automatic headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels, while S specification adds larger 19-inch wheels, a partial leather interior and Xenon headlights.
The latest car’s chassis is all-new and, depending on spec, up to 30kg lighter than the outgoing Porsche Cayman. It boasts a 60mm longer wheelbase than before and a wide track, too, meaning improved handling, more stability and greater resistance to understeer. The 911 needs to keep an eye on baby brother…
The latest Porsche 911 ushered in a new era for Porsche with its electro-mechanical power steering system. The new 2013 Porsche Cayman adopts the same technology as the firm’s halo model, dropping the hydraulic assistance for its steering and. A contentious issue for the “purist”, but it’s here to stay.
Clever tech on the new car includes Porsche Torque Vectoring. Offered in conjunction with a limited-slip differential, the system applies the brake to an inside rear wheel when entering a corner, sending greater drive to the outside wheel. Together, this gives better corner entry and greater stability, according to Porsche.
Porsche has revised its Active Suspension Management system for the latest Porsche Cayman, selectable between ‘Normal’ mode for comfortable cruising and ‘Sport’ mode for a spirited B-road blast. Adaptive Cruise Control is also available as an option, too, while Porsche’s Active Safe autonomous braking system will help avoid or mitigate the impacts of a collision at lower speeds.
The new 2013 Porsche Cayman features the usual crop of safety systems. It gets Porsche’s Stability Management control, incorporating an automatic braking function to help traction in slippy conditions, and anti-slip regulation to keep wheelspin to a minimum.
The new 2013 Porsche Cayman will go on sale in March 2013. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but based on the current Boxster’s asking price, budget at least $54,000 for the base Cayman (including destination) and $64,000 for the Cayman S.
- 2012 Porsche Cayman
- Los Angeles Auto show 2012
These are reported to be the first pictures of the 2013 Porsche Cayman, which is scheduled to be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto show today.
The base 2013 Porsche Cayman engine will be a 2.7-litre flat six, downsized from the 2.9 in today’s car. It’s expected to produce about 280bhp, up from 262bhp in the 2.9. The 2013 Porsche Cayman S will get a 3.4-litre flat six with about 330bhp, up from 315bhp in today’s car. It completes the 0-62mph dash in 5.7 seconds in manual form, while choosing the PDK automatic gearbox brings this down to 5.6 seconds, while the Sport Chrono package reduces the sprint time to 5.4 seconds. The 321bhp 3.4-litre engine in the 2013 Porsche Cayman S is a revised version of the unit from the previous model, and takes 5.0 seconds to hit 62mph. The PDK-equipped version takes 4.9, while the Sport Chrono package shaves it down to 4.7 seconds.
The new 2013 Porsche Cayman will be offered with a six-speed manual as standard and an optional seven-speed, dual-clutch auto gearbox.
The entry-level car gets 18-inch alloys, while the S comes with 19-inch versions. The standard equipment list includes air-conditioning, auto headlights, stop-start technology and a Sport button that provides more revs and a faster engine response.
The new car is as much as 30kg lighter and up to 15% more efficient than the previous version. The 2.7 achieves average economy of 34.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 192g/km when fitted with a manual gearbox, and 36.7mpg and 180g/km with the PDK. The Cayman S offers 32.1mpg and 206g/km, and 35.3mpg and 188g/km with the dual-clutch auto ‘box.
Porsche is taking orders now, with first deliveries from March 2013.
Porsche has officially confirmed that the new generation Porsche Cayman will be making its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Here’s the official announcement: “The world premiere of a compact sports car at the LA Auto Show will give added dy-namic impetus to this trend. Porsche is presenting the new vehicle to the international media for the first time at a press conference at 12:05 pm on November 28 at the Porsche show booth in the Petree Hall.”
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Porsche tuning news: U.K.-based Porsche Tuning company Eterniti has unveiled the production version of the Artemis SUV that was displayed as a close-to-production concept in Beijing, China, earlier this year.
Eterniti hired ex- Jaguar engineer Alistair Macqueen and ex-Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert to help develop the SUV. It is powered by a Porsche Cayenne Turbo-sourced 4.8-liter V8 that has been tuned to make 553 lb-ft. of torque and 600 horsepower, enabling the behemoth to sprint from zero to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of over 180 mph.
Eterniti Artemis Porsche Cayenne Turbo has lowered and stiffened the SUV’s suspension to give it a sportier ride than the Porsche Cayenne that it is based on. It comes standard with 23-inch alloy wheels mounted on low-profile tires.
Inside, the main focus is placed on the rear passengers and the two individual rear seats have been moved back and up to increase legroom. This evidently sacrifices trunk space but the automaker doesn’t think that the SUV’s target audience will mind, especially since the rear seats are heated, cooled and can recline. The passengers sitting in them have access to a drink cooler and an iPad holder.
Although the Eterniti Artemis’ Porsche Cayenne roots are evident in the roof line, Eterniti has given both the front and the rear of the SUV a thorough redesign. The new panels are hand-built out of carbon composite in an effort to keep the weight down.
Eterniti Artemis hopes that by starting with an existing car instead of designing one from scratch it will be able undercut luxury SUVs currently being developed by Bentley,Lamborghini and Maserati. On sale now, the Artemis starts at about £210,000 (roughly $335,000) in the U.K., though the long list of options can significantly inflate the price tag.
The SUV will be sold through a growing network of dealers located in Europe, in Japan and in China but the English automaker has not indicated whether or not it will set up shop on U.S. shores.
Watch Eterniti Artemis Porsche Cayenne Turbo video
- 2013 Porsche Cayman
- Los Angeles Auto Show 2012
The all-new 2013 Porsche Cayman will be unveiled at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 that starts in late November, reports Automotive News.
We reached out to Porsche but a spokesman told us that it had “No comment,” regarding the 2013 Porsche Cayman.
Though details are slim at this point, the 2013 Porsche Cayman will look like a hardtop version of the Porsche Boxster convertible. Outside the 2013 Porsche Cayman will get new bodywork all around, likely including the Boxster’s taillight-integrated spoiler (shown at right), while inside it’ll get more upscale with an interior reminiscent of the Porsche Panamera.
Under the hood, the 2013 Porsche Cayman will get the Porsche Boxster’s new 2.7-liter F-6, likely producing 275 hp, compared to the Boxster’s 265 hp. The 2013 Porsche Cayman S will keep the 3.4-liter F-6, but will produce about 330 hp. Transmission options will be limited to a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch PDK. Expect EPA-rated fuel economy to mirror the numbers of the 2013 Porsche Boxster, from around 20/28 mpg city/highway for a Porsche Cayman S with the six-speed manual transmission to about 22/32 mpg for a base Cayman with the dual-clutch transmission.
The new 2013 Porsche Cayman will follow the Boxster’s lead by riding on a new 991-based chassis, that’s longer and wider than the outgoing Porsche Cayman. Expect a Cayman and Cayman S at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 debut, with a track-focused Porsche Cayman R to follow.
- Porsche Crash
- Porsche 911 Turbo
- Car Girl and Porsche
Porsche Crash: Mistaking the brake pedal for the accelerator is a problem often associated with the elderly who seem to slowly lose some of their procedural skills due to age. That being said, this mistake is also prevalent in females who account for double of all accidents caused by making this simple and forgivable mistake when compared to men.
We have no idea why this occurs, but an interesting case has just come out of Turkey, where a young woman crashed her spectacular white Porsche 911 Turbo into a gas station after accidentally applying the throttle instead of the brake when turning in to fill up at the station.
As you’ll soon see from the attached video, the woman crashed into a black car before crashing through the gas station, plowing through the aisles of products and almost coming out the other side of station.
The Porsche 911 Turbo is so fast that the driver may have only floored the gas pedal for 1 to 2 seconds, and the car would have already been traveling 30 or 40 mph before it even entered the station.
Fortunately, the driver and her passenger were not injured in the incident although an employee at the gas station was admitted to hospital with minor injuries.
- Celebrity Car
- Porsche Crash
- Lindsay Lohan
Celebrity Car: Porsche couldn’t have had a better round of publicity today than Lindsay Lohan’s Porsche crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, Calif. Despite a lot of damage to the car, she not only walked away after a brief emergency-room exam, she went back to work on a movie set.
Santa Monica Police Sgt. Richard Lewis said there was no sign Lohan was driving while impaired and that his agency would continue to investigate who was at fault in the wreck. The truck’s driver was uninjured and that driver also showed no signs of driving under the influence, Lewis said.
“We’re treating this as a regular accident,” Lewis said.
The accident at around 11:40 a.m. Friday on the Pacific Coast Highway occurred while Lohan was on her way to film scenes for the Lifetime movie “Liz and Dick,” which chronicles the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Lohan’s publicist Steve Honig said the actress was released about two hours after the accident and was returned to the set to continue filming.
“Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the accident,” he wrote in an email.
Lohan was driving with her assistant, who police said was not seriously injured.
The car appears to be a new Porsche 911, and it sustained heavy front-end damage, with most of it on the passenger’s side, judging from photos of the accident.
In introducing the latest version of the Porsche 911 last year, Porsche said the new Porsche 911 got its latest safety improvements. For instance, the latest version of the Porsche 911 comes with six airbags that protect both for head-on crashes or an offset crash, like the one in Lohan’s case.
The body of the car is extensively made of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, Porsche sways.
“Particular attention was paid in designing and engineering the junctions of the A-pillars (the struts on either side of the windshield that support the roof) and the roof frame, as well as the safety structure involved in head-on and offset collisions,” Porsche said. The car was designed to transfer those forces around the doors to the rear of the car, skipping the passenger compartment.
In addition, a crossbar at the front of the car is made from high-strength steel to make sure it doesn’t intrude into the footwell area of the passenger compartment.
- 2013 Porsche Macan
- Porsche Leipzig plant
- Compact Porsche SUV
As Porsche’s Strategy 2018 progresses steadily, Porsche has been working on expanding the Leipzig production plant over the last seven months. Porsche says the expansion is primarily to accommodate the production lines for the Porsche Macan. Porsche also says this will create 1000 new jobs.
Porsche has named its baby Cayenne the Porsche Macan, the Indonesian word for tiger hinting at suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics, which are all characteristics of the car says Porsche. The Porsche Macan will be smaller than the Porsche Cayenne and will be based on the Audi Q5 chassis with changes to make it more Porsche.
The new compact Porsche SUV will start coming off the production lines in Leipzig in 2013.
This expansion is the biggest building project in the history of Porsche, which is investing a total of 500 million euro in the construction of a body assembly line and a paint shop.
- Porsche museum
- Limited edition Porsche
- Porsche 911 Club Coupe
Celebrating 60 years of Porsche Clubs – with the Limited edition Porsche 911 Club Coupe
The new Limited edition Porsche 911 Club Coupe is being unveiled for the first time at the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen on the anniversary itself, 26 May 2012, when a special exhibition entitled ‘60 Years of Porsche Clubs’ also opens until 26 August.
The first Porsche was built in 1948 and the first Porsche Club was established just four years later: a group of seven Porsche drivers founded the Westfälischer Porsche Club Hohensyburg, now known as the Porsche Club Westfalen e. V., on 26 May 1952. The purpose – as set out in the Club’s founding articles – was ‘…to bring together all Porsche drivers in a spirit of friendship and camaraderie…’. That same year saw the formation of a second Porsche Club with six members initially – the Porsche Club Berlin e. V. The movement took off and there are now 640 official Porsche Clubs in 75 countries with a total of approximately 181,000 members. They are all enthusiastic about the Porsche brand and are part of a unique Porsche family
To mark the 60th anniversary, something very special has been planned. In honour of the 13 founding Porsche Club members and all Porsche Club members worldwide, Porsche Community Management has teamed up with Porsche Exclusive to create an exceptional vehicle: the Limited edition Porsche 911 Club Coupe. The exterior colour is Brewster Green in tribute to the Porsche family colour and these custom-made vehicles are limited to just 13. With extensive custom equipment and a Carrera S Powerkit engine upgrade to 316 kW (430 hp), a SportDesign package, 20-inch SportTechno wheels painted in exterior colour and lavish interior refinement, Porsche Exclusive has drawn on the full range of options it offers for ultimate personalisation. The colour concept of the dark green exterior and Espresso natural leather interior with contrasting stitching in Luxor Beige references unforgettable birthday presents given to Ferry Porsche, such as the long-wheelbase 928 S in Oak Green Metallic from 1984. The Limited edition Porsche 911 Club Coupe’s exclusivity is underlined by the switch panel trim strip with logo which is crafted individually for each customer and illuminated door entry guards bearing the model designation and anniversary logo.
Only very few Club members will have the opportunity to acquire this exclusive Porsche 911 honouring the first Clubs. Porsche will retain one vehicle on behalf of Porsche Club World. For the right to purchase one of the twelve remaining custom-made vehicles, members may register between 26 May and 16 July 2012, after which time the twelve lucky winners will be determined by means of an official draw. Entry is restricted to Porsche Club members only, who may participate by visiting www.porsche.com/911-club-coupe.
Limited edition Porsche 911 Club Coupe EUR-base price: 142,831 EUR (Germany, excluding sales tax), MSRP: 175,580 USD (USA, excluding sales tax). The above website also contains detailed information applicable to your country
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