GM Inside News Forum banner
1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Moderator
Joined
·
543 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·


Porsche has officially unveiled the newest member of its GT family.

Arguably the best-looking Cayman model yet, this is the first Porsche GT sports car based on the Cayman and features components from the 911 GT3, allowing it to clock a time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the famed Nürburgring. That means this formidable sports car has earned the same lap time as the last generation 911 GT3, while sporting a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds and a top track speed of 183 mph.

Powering the Cayman GT4 is a 3.8-liter flat-six engine borrowed from the 911 Carrera S, sporting 385 hp that is sent to a six-speed manual transmission. And as capable as the Cayman GT4 is in standard production form, it can be ordered with numerous upgrades including the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system, full bucket seats made of carbon fiber and a custom Sport Chrono Package featuring a Track Precision app.

Inside, the Cayman GT4 comes standard with sports seats that are upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara while the sport steering wheel guarantees ideal control and direct steering feedback for its driver.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 will make its official auto show debut at the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show and the German automaker promises that it’ll arrive in U.S. showrooms starting July 2015.

Porsche has priced the Cayman GT4 at $85,595 including destination.
See more Porsche Cayman GT4 photos at AutoGuide.com
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
593 Posts
I REALLY wish that Porsche would get over their, "nothing faster than the Corv... er, 911" with the Cayman, and drop a turbo motor in it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,366 Posts
This is a new car? Looks like the same car we've been getting for 12+ years. .. yawnnnn
If people are willing to drop $90k on it, why change it?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,265 Posts
If people are willing to drop $90k on it, why change it?
Or how about, why change an iconic style you have across your lineup and have had since the 60's because some brokeback rube thinks it's boring?

Porsche design has been evolving at a snail's pace, but it is classic, it is timeless, and it is iconic. There are few cars and design languages as powerful or iconic, as evidenced by Porsche being the most profitable automobile company in the world.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,627 Posts
For the same money, a C7 Z06 pulls up on your right side. Before the light can change, a new Viper pulls up on your left side. Same money for all 3 cars (remember, the Viper received a $15,000 price cut). While you wait for the light to turn green, keep reminding yourself how superior German engineering is.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
518 Posts
Or how about, why change an iconic style you have across your lineup and have had since the 60's because some brokeback rube thinks it's boring?

Porsche design has been evolving at a snail's pace, but it is classic, it is timeless, and it is iconic. There are few cars and design languages as powerful or iconic, as evidenced by Porsche being the most profitable automobile company in the world.
Very true... but one could argue that pointing to the 1960s understates it. Check out this 1948 model...

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
411 Posts
For the same money, a C7 Z06 pulls up on your right side. Before the light can change, a new Viper pulls up on your left side. Same money for all 3 cars (remember, the Viper received a $15,000 price cut). While you wait for the light to turn green, keep reminding yourself how superior German engineering is.
Well, the name GT4 is certainly harkens back to drag racing doesn't it. While we're on the topic of the C7 Z06, I wonder the board has been so quiet about it's recent track shootout with a NISMO GT-R?
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests...tte_z06_vs_2015_nissan_gt_r_nismo_comparison/
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,526 Posts
Or how about, why change an iconic style you have across your lineup and have had since the 60's because some brokeback rube thinks it's boring?

Porsche design has been evolving at a snail's pace, but it is classic, it is timeless, and it is iconic. There are few cars and design languages as powerful or iconic, as evidenced by Porsche being the most profitable automobile company in the world.
How about with 9 replies no one cares because it is boring as can be. Why is it Ferrari can evolve without looking like the same rehashed turd over and over yet still look like a Ferrari? As for profit, Toyota is also very profitable... I guess dull and dollars go hand and hand.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,265 Posts
How about with 9 replies no one cares because it is boring as can be. Why is it Ferrari can evolve without looking like the same rehashed turd over and over yet still look like a Ferrari? As for profit, Toyota is also very profitable... I guess dull and dollars go hand and hand.
Ferrari is a brand. There is no single iconic Ferrari. Ferraris scream, Ferraris are red, Ferraris are Italian, and Ferraris are sexy and emotional.

Porsche is a design and philosophy. Porsche is conservative, Porsche is measured. Porsches look like this:


As for profit, Porsche is profitable not just based on good business practices, but based on the fact that they can control pricing on their cars because the brand is so strong and the demand for them and the brand is so strong.

Nine replies and nobody cares... in your backwoods home. Meanwhile in civilization, Cayennes, Macans, and Panameras sell because of cars like the Cayman, Boxster, and 911.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,526 Posts
Ferrari is a brand. There is no single iconic Ferrari. Ferraris scream, Ferraris are red, Ferraris are Italian, and Ferraris are sexy and emotional.

Porsche is a design and philosophy. Porsche is conservative, Porsche is measured. Porsches look like this:


As for profit, Porsche is profitable not just based on good business practices, but based on the fact that they can control pricing on their cars because the brand is so strong and the demand for them and the brand is so strong.

Nine replies and nobody cares... in your backwoods home. Meanwhile in civilization, Cayennes, Macans, and Panameras sell because of cars like the Cayman, Boxster, and 911.
Backwoods, yeah right. . I'm a city boy and a traveler. I'm in New Orleans right now. I haven't seen a Porsche all day but I bet I will tonight when all the idiots come out to play. So sure a few people care at least enough to show off. But none of this means anything relative to my original statement that the car is a big yawnmobile to me. That's what is known as an opinion and I'm telling you right now I'm aloud to have one that doesn't agree with yours on this subject.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,265 Posts
Backwoods, yeah right. . I'm a city boy and a traveler. I'm in New Orleans right now. I haven't seen a Porsche all day but I bet I will tonight when all the idiots come out to play. So sure a few people care at least enough to show off. But none of this means anything relative to my original statement that the car is a big yawnmobile to me. That's what is known as an opinion and I'm telling you right now I'm aloud to have one that doesn't agree with yours on this subject.
allowed* ;)

The go-to here from anyone who realizes how puerile and weak their arguments are is to imply as though I'm attacking his opinion and that he is ALLOWED to have one.

That's great, but so can everyone else. I didn't give my opinion, I gave generalities about Porsche, Ferrari, and why Porsche is successful.

How about with 9 replies no one cares because it is boring as can be. Why is it Ferrari can evolve without looking like the same rehashed turd over and over yet still look like a Ferrari? As for profit, Toyota is also very profitable... I guess dull and dollars go hand and hand.
Is that a very generic, non-confrontational opinion of the car, or are you assaulting the car and the brand with wild accusations and pig-headed comparisons that make sense to nobody with a critical thought in his or her head?

You say something ridiculous, and then hide and pretend like all you said was "Not a fan, pass!" like you're a victim. Grow a spine or don't say anything you aren't prepared to defend... that's the point of a forum.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,526 Posts
allowed* ;)

The go-to here from anyone who realizes how puerile and weak their arguments are is to imply as though I'm attacking his opinion and that he is ALLOWED to have one.

That's great, but so can everyone else. I didn't give my opinion, I gave generalities about Porsche, Ferrari, and why Porsche is successful.



Is that a very generic, non-confrontational opinion of the car, or are you assaulting the car and the brand with wild accusations and pig-headed comparisons that make sense to nobody with a critical thought in his or her head?

You say something ridiculous, and then hide and pretend like all you said was "Not a fan, pass!" like you're a victim. Grow a spine or don't say anything you aren't prepared to defend... that's the point of a forum.
No, the difference here is I gave an opinion and YOU started in with name calling. A personal attack that was irrelevant to the topic at hand, and that is about as spineless as it gets. An apology would be appreciated.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,318 Posts
Aloud....... :blink:

:lmao:

Wait this is from the guy that was getting a bent because someone left an "o" off of "too" yesterday?

Jason better say "no" to the "whiskey" next time around........


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,265 Posts
No, the difference here is I gave an opinion and YOU started in with name calling. A personal attack that was irrelevant to the topic at hand, and that is about as spineless as it gets. An apology would be appreciated.
If you take offense to me referring to "brokeback rubes", am I to take it that you are not a city boy and a traveler?

It hurts if it's true... and I never referred to you specifically. I'm sorry it hit home and offended you.

Appreciated?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,526 Posts
Aloud....... :blink:

:lmao:

Wait this is from the guy that was getting a bent because someone left an "o" off of "too" yesterday?

Jason better say "no" to the "whiskey" next time around........


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
I never claimed to be more intelligent than the man and if you can't understand my point on that issue then you must have you head in the sand.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,526 Posts
If you take offense to me referring to "brokeback rubes", am I to take it that you are not a city boy and a traveler?

It hurts if it's true... and I never referred to you specifically. I'm sorry it hit home and offended you.

Appreciated?
I wasn't offended. I originally stated an opinion, which I stand by, you proceeded to call me a name because you have a different opinion. To that I say grow up. I would not have bothered with another reply had there not been a childish act like that. I don't have thin skin you can call me whatever you'd like, just don't think it makes you look good or not expect a reply, ok? That said I'm not mad at you and hope you can get over me saying what you did was childish and drop it. That's my opinion on the incident, cheers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,265 Posts
I wasn't offended. I originally stated an opinion, which I stand by, you proceeded to call me a name because you have a different opinion. To that I say grow up. I would not have bothered with another reply had there not been a childish act like that. I don't have thin skin you can call me whatever you'd like, just don't think it makes you look good or not expect a reply, ok? That said I'm not mad at you and hope you can get over me saying what you did was childish and drop it. That's my opinion on the incident, cheers.
I generally referred to people who hate Porsches because they have a shared look as brokeback rubes.

Don't take it so personally. :)
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top