• 26Jun
    Categories: Cayman, Porsche Comments: 0

    caymanA few months after the release of the new range of Cayman and Boxster, engineers from Porsche are already running a test mule of the next generation of Porsche Boxster and Cayman which is due for release before the end of 2011.

    The production goal is set to coincide with the end of contract between Porsche and Valmet Automotive of Finland so the new models of the range will be delivered under an agreement with the Austrian firm Magna Steyr.

    The bigger wheel arches of the sheet metal gives out a hint that the Porsche Cayman may be using another platform suggesting of a wider track. Looking forward, the new car will be bigger than the current version with improvements on its dynamics and handling.

    The test car is in the early stage of development with the roll-cage still very evident from the spy photos. It might be too early to assume the changes that will be made by Porsche on the engine of the Cayman or the Boxster but for sure that powerplant of the new vehicles will carry over the features of the flat-six range with minimal upgrades.

    There is a buzz though in the automotive community that Porsche is planning to use a lighter engine with the new cars and it will be based on a 4-cylinder platform that will be turbocharged and will be a lot lighter than the previous generation.

    The new design propositions may also give way for a release of a Carrera with a smaller engine to meet the stricter emission requirements. The current generation of Porsche Cayman and Boxster has a carbon dioxide emission of about 222g/km which is about 100 g/km above the possible 2015 limits.


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