Porsche has unveiled its new third generation Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto Show, ahead of its arrival to Ireland in March 2013. This new model sees a weight reduction of up to 30kg over its predecessor, whilst also having a 40 per cent stiffer body. The new Cayman is more distinctive than before, with new proportions and an extended wheelbase. The Cayman features a flat six boxer engine, 2.7-litre in size that develops 275hp. The Cayman S has a 3.4-litre unit which develops 325hp. Both variants come fitted with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, with the PDK twin-clutch transmission available as an optional extra.
Standard equipment on the Cayman includes air conditioning, CD audio with seven-inch touch-screen control interface, universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity, automatic headlight activation, auto stop-start function, electronic parking brake, ‘Sport’ button, 18-inch alloy wheels, top tinted windscreen, floor mats and a three year/60,000 mile warranty. In addition to the more powerful, larger capacity engine, the Cayman S adds 19-inch alloy wheels, partial leather interior, and Bi-Xenon headlights.The Cayman is priced from €68,460 and the Cayman S is priced from €84,136, both are on sale now.