At £37,589 for the entry-level 2.7-litre Boxster, and £45,384 for the Boxster S, you’d expect them to be flying out of the showrooms, especially with its unfeasibly efficient flat-six boxer engine which propels even the slowest model from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds and yet still manages to deliver 36.7 mpg.
When the first generation Porsche Cayman was launched in 2006, Porsche’s press pack was full of references to the venerable 904 Carrera GTS – a car which Porsche Ambassador Walter Rohrl once described as his favourite Porsche and which won its class at the Targa Fiorio in only its first year of competition.
The all-new Type 981 Cayman premiered this evening at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, marking the third generation of Porsche’s 2-seater sports car that was first launched in 2006.
We’ve known since last summer that Porsche would launch a more sporting variant of the ever-popular Cayman before the year-end, and whilst speculation was rife about its nomenclature it was never likely to be called a CS.
Instead Porsche have chosen to call it the Cayman R and if you’re familiar with Porsche naming convention then you’ll already realise that such a distinction is important. The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for very special sports cars in its range: R for responsive and refined – but most especially for racy. Porsche claims that the new Cayman R combines all these attributes without compromise.
The Tequipment modifications available from Porsche consist of Sport Classic wheels, PDK steering wheel with gearshift paddles, Aerokit Cup and a Sport Design front body panel. The following text is taken from Porsche’s official release and covers the price listing for each element of the available retrofits.
Porsche has unveiled details of the revised Boxster and Cayman line-ups. In best Porsche tradition the exterior tweaks are minor and hard to spot…
DR has managed to get hold of a leaked internal Porsche presentation detailing the revised Boxster and Cayman. The document suggests that the ‘second…