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New Porsche Cayman Unveiled


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.