Shown here are the first known spy shots of the 2013 Porsche Cayman, the long-awaited successor Porsche’s extremely successful entry level coupe.
It will be no surprise to those who know anything about Porsche that the Cayman will share a platform with the third-generation Boxster, and that the exterior design will be much more evolutionary than revolutionary. The Cayman will actually ride on a platform that is shared with the all-new upcoming 911, meaning that it will be longer and have more cargo space and passenger space. Don’t expect 4 seats, though, as this is still going to be a dedicated two seat model.
Even though it will increase in size, it will decrease in weight, as is the current theme with Porsche’s models, as with all of the upcoming models from the Volkswagen Group. This can be credited to the heavy use of extra aluminum and lightweight materials in the car.
So, what’s under the hood? This should also be no surprise, as it will get multiple versions of the Porsche flat six that powers the new 911, albeit downtuned in order not to step on the toes of the more expensive model. However, there is also a chance that the new Cayman will see a version of the turbocharged flat-four that is being developed at the present by Porsche and will see duty in the new entry-level model designed to slot in below the Boxster and Cayman.
As for pricing, it will be as it is now, slotted in between the entry level Boxster and the all new 911. It’s not clear whether Porsche will reveal the new model at the Frankfurt Motor Show or wait until next year to reveal the new model in Detroit, but the goods and the fully revealed pictures of the new model should be coming sometime soon.