Porsche has taken the wraps off the 2014 Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It will go on sale in Europe next March.
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.