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2013 Porsche Cayman international debut

The new generation of the Cayman . the German car manufacturer’s affordable sports coupe, has its international debut.

Porsche to this Cayman as the third though technically the second was only a major update.

The Cayman is released seven after the original was launched as a twin to the Boxster convertible led Porsche to financial recovery in the

The new Porsche Cayman, which Australia in late April, about half of its parts the Boxster that went on locally in early 2012.

Those parts include bodywork, though of course not the and rear bodywork that now a more harmonious-looking coupe the previous Cayman.

Proportions adjust for a sports car that in size.

The length of the Porsche has extended 33m to 4380, but overhangs are while the wheelbase – the gap between the and rear axles – stretches by

The windscreen also moves by 100mm.

Ride height is by 10mm (11mm for the S variant) and and rear tracks widen to the Cayman sit lower to the ground and a larger footprint.

The body is 40 per cent stiffer its predecessor though with a the also moving from to incorporate 44 per cent aluminium, the Cayman weighs 20kg than before and the sportier S 30kg.

Engines mirror in the Boxster though with power: a 2.7-litre flat that loses 200cc but direct injection and produces and 290Nm, and a 3.4-litre flat six 239kW and 370Nm that is identical to the one used in the base

Both engines feature a redline, develop their power at 7400rpm, and send to the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual or optional seven-speed ‘PDK’ auto.

The base Porsche accelerates from 0-100km/h in a that ranges between 5.7 and 5.4 depending on transmission and whether an Sports Chrono package brings a launch control is purchased.

The PDK gearbox uses a litre less of fuel per compared with the manual – v 8.2L/100km.

The Porsche Cayman S notable gains in the benchmark varying from 5.0 to 4.7 seconds. Its top is also superior: 283km/h v

Fuel consumption is higher, at for the PDK or 8.8L/100km for the manual.

Porsche the new Cayman is 11 seconds faster – 7 55 seconds – around Germany’s circuit, the famous 21km that’s considered an industry for dynamic testing.

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New features for the include adaptive cruise optional Burmester audio optional keyless entry and and a ‘coasting’ function that can fuel by putting the engine neutral in certain scenarios.

Also additional is a torque system that will the inside rear wheel to the Cayman with extra stability.

The six-speed manual now an auto-blipping function if the Sport Package option is ticked.

improves, with an extra 50 of capacity, with a total of divided by the 150L front and 275L rear compartment.

The Cayman starts at $115,500 $400 higher than – and the Cayman S costs from an increase of $2900.

PDK is a $5300

Porsche Australia has yet to confirm specifications for local models.

The again goes against the trend by costing more its convertible twin. The Cayman $8500 than the entry-level and there’s a $17,100 gap between the S and Cayman S.

As the sportier half of the however, the Cayman gets performance and some additional

Click to read a review of the new Cayman .

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