• Nov 9, 2007
The introduction of the Porsche Cayman S was met with equal parts reverence and revilement, with many criticizing Porsche's midship masterpiece as being underpowered despite a chassis that was begging for more oomph. While tuners have been swapping larger engines from the top-of-the-line 911 into the Cayman, its doubtful that Porsche's pencil pushers would risk cannibalizing sales of its 40-year old flagship. However, the idea of making an RS-version of the Cayman may be on the horizon, as this newest spy shot reveals.

The next generation Cayman – likely to be unveiled in Geneva – will feature a few minor changes keeping with Porsche's long-held tradition of slowly evolving the breed. But a lightweight, track-friendly edition might also be available in the near future. The shot above shows a new Cayman (note the drawn down headlamps) undergoing testing, with a roll cage mounted aft of the two front seats. Could it be a Club Sport version? Hopefully we'll find out in a few months.

[Source: autoblog.it]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      The Cayman is a beautiful car. It may be a bit underpowered, but Porsche really brought this new generation Boxster closer to its 911 big brother. A RS version of the Cayman would definitely cannibalize 911 sales.

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        • 7 Years Ago
        Underpowered compared to what? And before you answer, be ready to back it up with power-to-weight ratios.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You got me. I'm going completely off of perceived power differences relative to the 911. Obviously, the price differential contributes to that too.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      autmakers ofter put cages in test cars that will be seeing a lot of track time for safty. does not necessarly mean that the production car will get a cage.

      would be awesome though, the cayman is a better sportscar than the 911 if porsche would let it be. a lsd, 500 hp and a caged out interior would be a crazy fast car
      • 7 Years Ago
      Build it. Build it! The 987 coupe needs a hard(er) core version.

      Put in a GT3 engine.
      • 7 Years Ago
      could that car be the test version of the cayman cup set to start in 08 in France and Italy and probably along rest of europe very soon as well?
      • 7 Years Ago
      go straight to the gt2 engine

      or

      i wonder if the v10 from the cgt can fit in the back of a cayman?
        • 7 Years Ago
        that second idea is just crazy but would be awsome
        • 7 Years Ago
        i doubt the v10 has a larger footprint than the flat six, i know it weighs less.

        there is no way in hell its gonna happen, im pretty sure the v10 costs more than the rest of a cayman combined but i would not be supprised at all if it would fit not problem.