• Jul 15, 2008
Click above for more renderings of the 2010 Porsche Cayman S

We're already smitten by the current-generation Porsche Cayman and its older brother, the Boxster, and it now appears as if the iconic German automaker is poised to improve the breed even further. What first began with forum rumblings now appears to be official information from the factory. The revised Boxster S and Cayman S models will get direct injection and the new seven speed PDK transmission along with a limited slip differential. That DI is responsible for an increase of 25 ponies to 320 hp along with 273 lb.-ft. of torque in the Cayman. Lesser models don't get the DI, but will get a displacement bump from 2.7- to 2.9-liters and a corresponding jump to 265 horsepower. The Boxster and Boxster S each offer ten fewer ponies than the Cayman.

Along with the new PDK transmission, which produces faster shifts than the conventional six-speed manual 'box, the Sport Chrono package will be available along with Launch Control. As is often the case with Porsche, a comparison is required to notice the revised front and rear fascias, but after some examination, we like what we see. Take a look at the galleries below of both the revised Cayman S and Boxster S models to judge for yourself.



[Source: Cayman Club via Jalopnik]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Only a 25HP bump? What a disappointment. I'm personally insulted. The Porsche faithful has been starving for a 3.8L 380HP Cayman and what does Porsche AG give us? A token 25HP bump. Is this the German version of "Let them eat cake?" The sheer arrogance and unresponsiveness of Porsche AG!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Apparently you have never driven a Cayman. You'd be happy with 295 hp. In fact YOU probably couldn't drive a 380 hp Cayman at 9/10's without running off the track.

        This isn't drag racing dude... it's road ballet. Grace and poise isn't all about power. It's a good balance.

        And speaking of cars you probably haven't driven... why don't you drive a 295 hp Cayman around a track then try to make the same time in a 500 hp Viper. I'm sure that YOU would fare better with the Cayman. Only a true professional can tame a beast like the Viper around the track to get the posted times that you read on the internet.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Everyone is doing their front end to mimic the front wing profile of an F1 car, with the center section defined by two "stalks" and "wing sections either higher (as an F1 front wing) or at the same level. It is ugly and now quite unoriginal.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's official: all Porsches look the same. Even the 'new models'....


      But I love 'em.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Cayman looks much better than the 997.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks great if these are how they are going to look like. Sometimes it makes me wonder why Porsche can always come up with designs that are modern yet classic, while another German company named BMW comes up with designs that are sick and hideous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The real key to these images is that the poster just downloaded a model for the current cayman/boxter, rendered it and posted it here.

      That's what qualifies for a "Redesign" from the world's laziest car designers.

      "ACHTUNG! -Vo ist der Redesign, herr Porsche, Ich sehe nothing except krullers left in the passenger seat by Dieter from Marketing?!?!"

      "Oh yeah. -Umm. You see that bolt? -Yeah, we moved it an inch and a half. -That's the redesign. Happy motoring!"
        • 6 Years Ago
        I give this comment a yawn/10.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's got to be difficult to improve upon perfection, however Porsche does it each and every time.

      Gorgeous.

      I'll take mine in black with a red interior and the 19" spokes.

      Oh and you can keep the PDK.

      Danke.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not bad.

      I actually like the two circular lights in the ovoid Boxster/Cayman housings, than stuffing two of them in the new 997 oval headlights. The Pre-99 997 headlights look better in that case.

      The tail lights look better than I thought they might. I still kind of like the 986 and early 987 tail lights, with the flat bottom edge. But I welcome LED elements.

      I kinda hope the white slivers at the bottom have amber LED blinkers in them, though. I never understood why so many LED tail lights have incandescent turn signals... LED does BETTER as a turn signal, with instant on and off, or even a directional sweeping pattern. they get more attention with a more stark flash.

      Personally, aside from reverse lamps, and fog lamps due to output requirements (more than LED, less than HID) I don't see why everything else isn't LED or HID, or Electro-luminescent. from the indicators to the dash and interior lighting.

      The rear bumper with the bigger diffuser looks decent. The front bumper looks a tad too "swoopy." with the character line between the intakes. Something simpler, even like the 997 GT2 looks better to me.

      But a Direct Injected 320hp engine, PDK, Sport Chrono, and a LSD... YES, PLEASE!!!!

      It will be fantastic to see if anyone puts the DI 3.8 liter in the Cayman with the PDK and LSD... FTW, IMHO. :D

      Part of me would want a purer car with just the normal 3.4 DI boxer 6, a 6-speed and a mechanical LSD. Something modest and visceral.

      The other part of me wants a bigger DI 3.8 swap, PDK, SportChrono, Launch control, PASM/PSS10 Bilsteins, and an electronic-controlled LSD, etc... to really see what a mid-engined porsche can be.

      Best sports car under 100k, IMHO. Purer handling than Corvette, even if it isn't as fast. it is still well faster than the laws, and most real-world roads and drivers.

      I'll take mine in cobalt blue with a grey and dark blue interior, and HRE forged monoblock wheels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i know, i know, it's classical design but Porsches are getting boring visually. I can cope with that with 911 but cayman is really boring looking car.To some people it's look says baby 911, but to me it says second-best, "we are being lazy so we made a "parazite" design"
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, I like the Ruf/Studio Torino version of the Cayman. That car looks wonderful.

      • 6 Years Ago
      what jumped out at me is the subtle reventon-like seam on the hood err trunk coming to a point on the nose. very subtle yet different. i like it
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uh, thats a reflection I think. Look at the head on shot; no 'point'.
        • 6 Years Ago
        hahaha, you thought porsche would put money in design?


        hahahahhaah
      • 6 Years Ago
      Put the DI and the LSD in the base model, too.

      At least DI. Come on! That's half the allure of the lesser model (DI = better efficiency, equals better mileage).

      And don't give me that "People who buy Porsches don't care about gas cost." Sometimes, true, but it really has more to do with having the latest technology in your $50K sports car, rather than saving money at the pump.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If Porsche came out with a turbo version they would have a world beater, but obviously the 911 traditionalists wouldn't be too happy.

      I would though
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