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Old 11-14-2005, 05:49 AM   #1
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Cayman S

It looks to me like Porsche is doing some experimenting here. Mid engine coupe a sign of a transition into Mid engine layout for future 911s? A lot of the porsche boys are excited about this car, what do you think?
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Old 11-14-2005, 06:31 AM   #2
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295 bhp...top speed of 161 mph 0-60 in 5.4, 0-100 in 11.7 seconds, the extra urban setting gets it 36mpg, and it retails for 43GBP...or at least that's what the porsche website says...I say she's sexxyy

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Old 11-14-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
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It looks to me like Porsche is doing some experimenting here. Mid engine coupe a sign of a transition into Mid engine layout for future 911s? A lot of the porsche boys are excited about this car, what do you think?

Not anything new, the Boxster has been mid-engined for years, still is. The Cayman is basically just a slightly longer (by 2 whole inches) Boxster S with a hard top and slightly larger engine (3.4L vs. 3.2L). They even share the same wheelbase (95 inches). They even share a near similar price tag (Boxster S = $57k while Cayman S = $58k). What am I waiting for? A turbo 3.4L Cayman. Something with around 350-375hp and a price tag in the mid 70s (slotted inbetween the 911 and 911S). Still an extremely sweet car. Especially for someone who cant afford a 911 but dont want the absolute smallness of the Boxster and still wants a hardtop.

BTW - The 911 will remain RR...
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Old 11-14-2005, 07:40 PM   #4
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I quite like the Cayman...It looks kinda different to what we would expect them to come up with....Just a Coupe Boxter really
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:19 PM   #5
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Thats exactly what it is, a coupe boxter S. I am not too impressed, as I have a feeling its performance will be just like the boxters, lacking. I eat up boxters. Just did on my track day saturday...it makes me feel good to know that after racing me guys realize that they wasted their money on a sheild on their hood.
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:22 AM   #6
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Thats exactly what it is, a coupe boxter S. I am not too impressed, as I have a feeling its performance will be just like the boxters, lacking. I eat up boxters. Just did on my track day saturday...it makes me feel good to know that after racing me guys realize that they wasted their money on a sheild on their hood.

Sorry to say, but a Boxster S handles better than a M3. Plenty more nimble. Plus, I've never seen a place call a 280hp 3000lb Boxster S which is one of the best handling sports cars on the market "lacking" in performance. I can see your M3 MAYBE beating an older generation Boxster (the 2.5L version - 200hp), but definately not a new 240hp Boxster or 280hp Boxster S. Nor beat the 2.7L version (215hp) or older 3.2L (250hp) version. The Boxster S (3.2L or 3.4L) would eat a 240hp M3 for lunch, no problem at all.
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:05 PM   #7
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Well maybe you should tel that to this guy, who finished the sandia auto-x in 2m 1.74s, as compared to this devilishly handsome bastard who finished it in 1m 56.80secs on that day, and 1m 55.60secs on saturday.
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