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okay, this is NEWS.
so this is bascially a boxster coupe...
i like "Boxster Coupe" better...

http://www.germancarfans.com/news.cfm/newsid/2050223.009



New Name in Porsche's Model Range
*Text & photos courtesy Porsche AG
*edited 02-23-2005



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Cayman coming between the Carrera and the Boxster
In the course of this year Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will be enlarging its range of sports cars through the introduction of another outstanding model. Based on the Boxster series, the new car, given its superior product qualities, will rank between the 911 Carrera and the Boxster S. This position of the new model is also borne out by its six-cylinder boxer engine transmitting maximum output of 295 bhp (217 kW) to the rear wheels. Like the power of the engine, the price of this new sports car will also come between that of the 911 Carrera and the Boxster S.



Apart from inner strengths and qualities typical of Porsche, this sporting two-seater will also show outstanding style and superiority in its looks and appearance. The exceptional design of the car is accentuated by muscular design features conveying a strong feeling of both power and agile driving behaviour. In addition, the new sports car not only fulfils the great demands made by the Porsche customer in terms of sporting performance, but also, through its well-conceived space concept, allows all kinds of leisure time activities.



Reflecting its superior and, indeed, unique product substance, this new Porsche sports car will bear its own name: It will be called the Cayman S, thus ranking equal with the Carrera, Boxster, and Cayenne model designations already so rich in tradition.



Introducing this name, Porsche is taking up a concept from the animal world: The cayman belongs to the crocodile family. Within this group of the world's largest reptiles, the cayman is however a relatively small but very nimble athlete. And precisely this creates a clear resemblance not only to Porsche's new sports car, but also to the Company as a whole: The cayman is acknowledged as a highly specialised hunter with strength and agility, quick reflexes and clear target orientation.



The heart of the Cayman S is its 3.4-litre power unit mounted midship in front of the rear axle. Benefiting from this mid-engine concept and an excellent power-to-weight ratio, the Cayman S is perfectly suited for the kind of performance so typical of Porsche: The Cayman S responds directly to the steering and ensures very dynamic behaviour in bends. It goes without saying that Porsche, maintaining the usual standard, offers supreme brake technology for very high deceleration forces also in this new, fixed roof model. In a nutshell, therefore, the combination of supreme power and performance in the Cayman S provides an unprecedented experience on the road: driving pleasure in its purest form.
 

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Here are a few pics courtesy of onlyporsche.net



 

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A Boxster with a roof - big deal :confused3
 

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that's our next edition to the garage! I didn't realize that its got a different name, I just assumed it'd be the boxster coupe. Shame we have to wait a while since from what the Porsche dealer in Edmonton told us, the car won't be coming out until fall or later. But no big deal, at least I get to enjoy the 944 for a bit longer. I love that car, if you are 100% on the clutch it'll bite your head off :haha2:.
 

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Ashok Arora said:
A Boxster with a roof - big deal :confused3
Actually, I think it's quite exciting. I've driven the old Boxster S and loved the handling. Now that the new one has gotten even better, I can't imagine what extra rigidity will do to it. A short wheelbase mid-engined 2 seater with a fixed roof lovelove :wroom: It'd be a true no compromise sports car. However I do dislike the weird name. Ok it's an animal but Cayman just sounds [email protected]
 

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Doesn't look great in those pictures. Looks like a 911 with large hips. I think they should make it look different. Give each car it's own identity.
 

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polvoronn said:
Here are a few pics courtesy of onlyporsche.net



I don't see the point in making an 'other' Carrera or an 'other' Boxster... But the pictures say so... Porsche was successful in making the Cayenne, I think it's one of the best (if not the best) SUV!!! So I think they should work out something like the Mercedes CLS or the Maserati Quattroporte...
 

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This will be a great little car...but i think there will be problems with this eating into 911 sales...especially if this thing handles as well as it should

all the best
adam
 

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Errrr.....
Not so sure about the new name though
 

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