LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

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    LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    All-New Porsche Cayman Coupe Mk2: The First Official Photos
    NOVEMBER 28, 2012
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    Porsche will push the covers off its brand new, second-generation Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto Show later today, but if you're in the mood for some official imagery ahead of the unveiling, here are three high-resolution pictures of the coupe.

    There's no hiding the fact that the new Cayman is the hardtop sibling of the fourth-gen Boxster roadster (981) revealed in the beginning of 2012. The same, of course, holds true for the outgoing model, only this time, Porsche's designers seem to have done a much better job in integrating the roof onto the Boxster's body.

    The sleeker looking new Cayman also sports a redesigned front bumper and a reworked boot lid, but other than that, it's the same car as the roadster.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    I must say, my jaw dropped a little. Porsche did a fantastic job with the exterior design. I hope the C7 looks this good.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Yeah, it looks just like every other Porsche ever made...

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Quote Originally Posted by CADILLACSIXTEEN View Post
    Yeah, it looks just like every other Porsche ever made...
    Yea it does but it has some amazing road presence though. When I see porsche's lineup not included the suvs it makes me wish GM had a separate division that could mimic them properly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CADILLACSIXTEEN View Post
    Yeah, it looks just like every other Porsche ever made...
    Actually, I get a bit of a Ferrari vibe from the front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobaltss_King View Post
    Yea it does but it has some amazing road presence though. When I see porsche's lineup not included the suvs it makes me wish GM had a separate division that could mimic them properly.
    I mean, sure I agree, I wish Corvette was a brand and it competed with Porsche and the like, but I've just never been a fan of Porsche's styling at all. I never see one driving down the street and go nuts.


    Quote Originally Posted by minnfang View Post
    Actually, I get a bit of a Ferrari vibe from the front end.
    Good eye...

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Whoa!


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    I would never want Corvette to mimic Porsche!! We are not Porsche! We are Corvette!!! and thus should and have our own path.
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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Uh oh. Porsche may have screwed the pooch here. They made the Cayman pretty.

    This could mean trouble for the 911. This car is cheaper, better and now no longer looks like a kit car.

    I'm a 911 owner, and now that the Cayman is pretty, I would definitely consider one over a 911. Particularly with $30,000 at stake.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Looks like still no sunroof option. Makes it a non-contender in my book.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    I like it, but I have a bone to pick. Why do they include a front license plate in these pictures? (I realize front plates are necessary in some jurisdictions, but these are press release photos, why not take them off?)

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahr1 View Post
    Looks like still no sunroof option. Makes it a non-contender in my book.
    The roof looks pretty small to begin with. Where would the sunroof slide into when you want to open it? Seems like it would have to interfere with the back windshield, which means to add a sunroof they would have to change the whole shape of the car by lengthening the roof.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Quote Originally Posted by CADILLACSIXTEEN View Post
    Yeah, it looks just like every other Porsche ever made...
    Agreed. I've always thought Porsches looked feminine with a bit of Kermit the Frog thrown in. Though I have to say they've strayed farther from the norm with this model than with anything previous. Meh... next.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Quote Originally Posted by CADILLACSIXTEEN View Post
    Yeah, it looks just like every other Porsche ever made...
    I think there is a little more "new" in this one than the 911.

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