Porsche has taken the wraps off the 2014 Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Essentially a Boxster coupe, the Cayman has familiar styling but is distinguished by unique fog lights and an aluminum hatch that has an integrated spoiler which is higher and deploys at a steeper angle than the one on the Boxster.
The interior carries over from its corporate cousin which isn't a bad thing considering it boasts high quality materials and an elegant design. As part of the change the model is available with several new options including Adaptive Cruise Control, a Burmester audio system and a keyless Entry & Drive system.
The entry-level Cayman is powered by a 2.7-liter flat six engine that develops 275 HP (202 kW). It enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 266 km/h (165 mph). In terms of efficiency owners can expect to average between 7.7 L/100 km and 8.2 L/100 km.
The Cayman S, on the other hand, has a 3.4-liter flat six engine with 325 HP (239 kW). Thanks to the extra oomph, the car runs from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 283 km/h (176 mph). Unfortunately the added performance punishes you at the pump as the car averages between 8.0 L/100 km and 8.8 L/100 km.
The model will go on sale in Europe next March and German pricing starts at €51,385 for the Cayman and €64,118 for the Cayman S (both prices including a 19% VAT). U.S. sales are slated to begin next spring and prices start at $52,600 and $63,800 respectively.