2014 Porsche Cayman unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show | Digital Trends

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2014 Porsche Cayman at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto

Porsche said it would a “compact sports car” to the Los Auto Show and, as we it’s the 2014 Cayman. The hardtop sibling gets the updated styling and engines, should make it quiet on both road and track.

The Cayman shares the Boxster’s muscular lines, which the car a more grown-up feel but leave it recognizable to fans of the generation model. The styling well to this coupe although the original Cayman’s awkward rear end hasn’t much.

Sitting behind the seats are two new The base Cayman gets the 2.7-liter boxer-six as the Boxster, but 275 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque of the roadster’s 265 hp and 206 lb-ft.

Upgrading to the S nets a 3.4-liter boxer six 325 hp and 273 lb-ft, compared to the Boxster’s 315 hp and 266 A six-speed manual transmission is (no pun intended) on both models; seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automated transmission is optional.

Porsche says a Cayman with PDK and the Sport Chrono (which adds more tuning for the throttle, suspension, and as well as launch control) do 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The Cayman S will do the in 4.4 seconds.

The Cayman S’ time not only the roofless Boxster S, but also the seven-speed manual 911 Carrera. The gap Porsche’s sports car models is

This is partially due to the quick-shifting but also because the 2014 is probably lighter than the Porsche did not quote a curb but it did say that despite a 2.4-inch stretch, the Cayman will up to 60 pounds less than models, depending on equipment.

Low mass should also handling, which is what the is really about. Porsche also deploy its usual of gadgets, including Porsche Suspension Management (PASM), transmission mounts (another of the Sport Chrono package), and carbon ceramic brakes.

also swapped out the old hydraulic steering for the electromechanical setup seen in the 911 and Boxster. The electric got generally negative reviews in the and generally positive reviews in the so we’ll have to see how it turns out in the

The new power steering also the Cayman more efficient, as an engine start-stop system. says the PDK-equipped Cayman return 32 mpg on the highway.

The 2014 Cayman will hit in the spring of 2013. A base starts at $52,600, and the Cayman S start at $63,800. Both come with a $950 charge.

With the redesigned receiving rave reviews, not surprising that the hardtop looks like a formidable as well.

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