LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

  1. Welcome to GM Inside News Forum – General discussion forum for GM

    Welcome to GM Inside News Forum - a website dedicated to all things GM.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join GM Inside News Forum today!
     
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 39

Thread: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

  1. #1
    GMI Staff Writer Premium Member ausrutherford's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Death Valley, South Carolina
    Posts
    8,341
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 340 Times in 282 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 Ford Focus

    LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    All-New Porsche Cayman Coupe Mk2: The First Official Photos
    NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    Carscoop

    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.

    Have sales for GM not seen in THIS POST? Email Me

    Go Tigers! 35-17!

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    3.0 Liter SIDI V6 hydrogen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    511
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked 123 Times in 66 Posts

    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.

  4. #3
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8 CADILLACSIXTEEN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    GM's Top-Secret Design Studio
    Posts
    1,815
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    My Ride
    GMC Sierra | Z71

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

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

  5. #4
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8 Cobaltss_King's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Dallas. Texas
    Posts
    1,703
    Thanks
    721
    Thanked 198 Times in 110 Posts

    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.
    "More powerful, quicker and outright faster than a comparable BMW, Cadillac’s newest model is the best reason to skip the letter M and head all the way down the alphabet to V."
    Current rides: Modded 08' Sunburst Orange Cobalt SS/TC
    12' VW Passat TDI Manual
    06' Cadillac CTS

  6. #5
    6.0 Liter L76 V8
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Snow Belt
    Posts
    2,039
    Thanks
    66
    Thanked 271 Times in 118 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    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.

  7. #6
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8 CADILLACSIXTEEN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    GM's Top-Secret Design Studio
    Posts
    1,815
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    My Ride
    GMC Sierra | Z71

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    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...

  8. #7
    7.0 Liter LS7 V8 prowlerjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    4,179
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 60 Times in 35 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Whoa!


  9. #8
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC vetmst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    116
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    I would never want Corvette to mimic Porsche!! We are not Porsche! We are Corvette!!! and thus should and have our own path.
    Lewis Hamilton: King

  10. #9
    7.0 Liter LS7 V8 AMcA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    4,440
    Thanks
    90
    Thanked 235 Times in 138 Posts

    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.

  11. #10
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 voyager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts
    3,289
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked 247 Times in 184 Posts
    My Ride
    Guzzi Monza Alfa Romeo 156SW

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Some more pictures:
    GeneratinGMobilizing
    "Motown callingArea 51"

  12. #11
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8 yamahr1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    1,655
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 186 Times in 79 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

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

  13. #12
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 Ronald McChevy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,019
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    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?)

  14. #13
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 Ronald McChevy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,019
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    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.

  15. #14
    3.6 Liter SIDI V6 ZR2BlaZeR2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Steeltown
    Posts
    1,081
    Thanks
    235
    Thanked 393 Times in 243 Posts
    My Ride
    2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

    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.

    P.S. Its impossible to look at any Porsche and not see some VW Beetle in there, especially from the rear. I can't get past that.
    I figured it should be the one with the capacity for abstract thought. But if that ain't the consensus view, then hell, let's put it to a vote.

  16. #15
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Savannah
    Posts
    5,429
    Thanks
    153
    Thanked 357 Times in 287 Posts

    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.

  17. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

*Required, this field is not shown to others. Enter the last two characters of the word "GMInsideNews"

*Required, this field is not shown to others. While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State what the 2x4 is made of.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2