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Old 03-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Report: 2013 Porsche Boxster S laps Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:58



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The 2013 Porsche Boxster just made its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. A leaked image from a press conference shows that the Boxster S lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just 7 minutes and 58 seconds – that’s better than the Chevrolet Corvette and the Cadillac CTS-V.
Check out our post on the 2013 Porsche Boxster S from the 2012 Geneva Motor Show here.
The time is also 12 seconds faster than the outgoing Porsche Boxster S.
Power for the new 2013 Porsche Boxster S comes from a 3.4 liter 6-cylinder engine making 311-hp with a maximum torque of 265 lb-ft. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the Boxster S to run from 0 to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 173 mph.
Sounds like a mean little drop-top pocket rocket.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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I'd gladly be called a hairdresser to own a Boxster S.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #5
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Excellent time for that car... pretty big improvement.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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911 knob-polishers need to realize that the Boxster is the most "Porsche-like" sports car Porsche builds, period.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #7
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911 knob-polishers need to realize that the Boxster is the most "Porsche-like" sports car Porsche builds, period.
I'm almost in total agreement other than the fact that it still gets a lesser motor than what's in the 911 to keep it from stealing too many of its sales... though it's at least getting better.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:35 PM   #8
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911 knob-polishers need to realize that the Boxster is the most "Porsche-like" sports car Porsche builds, period.
what do you have against the caymen? i never liked the boxter for some reason.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:38 PM   #9
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I get why the regular car Boxster/Cayman models are positioned "under" the 911, not that I entirely agree, but I get it.

But it would be epic if they made Boxster Spyder, and Cayman R as the exception to that.

~360hp engine tune from the Carrera, or an optional upgrade to the 400+ horsepower 3.8 liter engine in those cars would be down-right epic, and still limited volume enough not to jeopardize Carrera sales.

Not sure whether I would prefer a rigid Cayman coupe like that... or a Boxster Spyder, with a custom chopped windscreen, and no top whatsoever, just an interior tonneau cover to close up when the car is parked.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #10
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new cayman is rated at 320
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:51 PM   #11
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How? the first Porsche was rear-engined.

What's the 991 Nur time?
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How? the first Porsche was rear-engined.

What's the 991 Nur time?
I think he's referring to the relative simplicity of the car. The 911 is a beautiful machine, but it's turning into a luxury techno pimpmobile.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:56 PM   #14
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How? the first Porsche was rear-engined.

What's the 991 Nur time?
The first production 356 was rear-engined, like the VW Beetle.




However, the 1948 356 concept was mid-engined, and aluminum-bodied. Most of Porsche's dedicated race cars are also mid-engined, rather than rear engined. Rear engine location was for road-car interior practicality on the 356 and 911.
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I haven't seen anything about it on the usual news sites/blogs, so I'll ask the Porsche-philes here: Are there any rumblings about a new Cayman based on this? Would be so much sexier with a roof and +10 horsepower lol.
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We can now officially say James May hates this car.
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I haven't seen anything about it on the usual news sites/blogs, so I'll ask the Porsche-philes here: Are there any rumblings about a new Cayman based on this? Would be so much sexier with a roof and +10 horsepower lol.
It was at the 2012 Geneva Show

here it is at the ring
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Cbh-t75yRmk



We have a traffic light to thank for a glimpse into the cabin of the 2014 Porsche Cayman S. Apparently this black prototype got caught at a red signal just long enough for our fleet-footed spy photographer to snap some close-ups of the mid-engine coupe. The exterior looks a bit cobbled together on this test car, with copious amounts of black tape covering the headlights and taillights.

Even the door skins and side air intakes seem to be wearing some sort of disguise. A previous prototype spotted on the Autobahn had similarly flush side intakes, while an artist’s rendering of the next Cayman featured much larger openings and cool-looking side strakes running along the doors. We’ll know for certain which design got the nod on March 6, once the Cayman officially debuts during the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.

2014 Porsche Cayman S




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There’s no doubt the cabin of the Cayman will be a step above the current model. A slanted center console, similar to the one found in the latest 911, is clearly visible in the photo of this test mule’s interior. We can also make out a redesigned center stack peeking out from behind a felt covering and the test driver’s bottle of water. This car is fitted with the 6-speed manual, though Porsche’s 7-speed PDK transmission will also be available.

2014 Porsche Cayman S




Word continues to swirl about a base Cayman powered by a flat-4 cylinder engine. We’ve speculated the new engine will be 2.5-liters in capacity and offer approximately 350 bhp in turbocharged format. But would Porsche want to tread on the performance toes of its flat-6 engines? The automaker could opt to keep the Cayman’s flat-4 naturally aspirated for the entry-level model, and offer a 6-cylinder in sportier trim levels like the Cayman S. There are more than a few tantalizing powertrain possibilities here.

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Based on the spy-shots, these should be pretty darn close. No waist at the bottom of the rear hatch glass, longer rear quarter windows, and a more graceful roofline, all else Boxster-similar.

Not sure how accurate the front fascia is, but this is what the rendering artist showed... I think the artist put an extra kink in the side radiator ducts, I think they may end up looking smoother, more like the Boxster Spyder's front fascia.


This doesn't have the odd edge in the side openings. I hope it looks more like this.


All of the 981 Cayman renderings can be seen here:
http://www.porscheboost.com/content....013-981-Cayman
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The Cayman renderings are sweet - now add the "old" 3.6 or 3.8 Metzger, RS suspension, no PDK, and price just below the 911TT. Offer the 991 GT3 with PDK option and new motor pushing more power priced just above the TT.
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Supposedly the Metzger block is a more difficult fit in the Boxster/Cayman. At least it was reported to be on the 987, and it won't bolt to the PDK, which is why GT3 and GT2 didn't get it, although almost all of the competition has gone automated.

I don't think the Metzger engine will meet future emissions regs, which is why the 997 GT3 4.0 500hp car was a swan-song. 991 GT3 will get the M97.

Part of me really likes the 6MT... but I keep reading that the PDK is so well executed, and notably quicker, and has launch mode, and sport chrono tuning integration... and the sport steering wheel with proper paddles makes it so easily intuitive to use... that the performance increase might actually be worth the weight and cost.

On a sunday-drive Boxster for both performance and just enjoying the scenery with the top down... a car for qualitative enjoyment rather than outright performance, I would go 6MT all the way.

Frankly, I would love a Cayman R or Boxster Spyder with an M97 direct injected, naturally aspirated 3.8 X51 motor with 408 hp, either gearbox, GT Torque-biasing LSD, sport exhaust, PASM, Sport Chrono plus package... all the performance toys, and not a lot of the luxury bits.

Either in Aqua Blue with a stone grey or Ocean Blue interior...

or Arctic Silver or GT Silver, with Carrera Red interior with grey upper dash half, and black carpets and red/black door cards. And red spear graphics over the rear fenders from the tail lights. Sort of like an RS60 commemorative Boxster.

And just the right set of wheels. Maybe staggered diameter, width, and offset, 19" low offset in the rear, 18" narrower wheels in the front. And some meaty street-legal near-competition tires.
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Glad i asked, those renders are ****ing sexual.
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