• Jul 21st 2008 at 2:32PM
  • 17
The Porsche Cayman is due for a makeover, and to coincide with the automaker's 60th anniversary, Porsche will be offering a Sport version of its mid-engine coupe as a fitting send off before the next generation arrives in 2009.

CarTribe is reporting that the Cayman S Sport will be equipped with some of the same kit featured on the Boxster S Sport, including a chronos package, upgraded brakes and suspension, along with a two-tone paint scheme that could ape the Porsche 911 GT3. Power upgrades will be nominal and pricing is expected to be around £47,000 in the UK. Porsche might roll out the Cayman S Sport at the London Motor Show this week, but it's more likely to be soft launched later this year.


[Source: CarTribe via WCF]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 17 Comments
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why would you change such a successful and iconic design? Refreshers and tweaks are all that is needed. That's what has made Porsche a sports car for all ages (people and time) and the Benchmark against which most other sport/super cars judge themselves against.

      http://993c4s.com/cars/porsche-vs/is-porsche-the-benchmark-for-all-other-super-cars/
      • 7 Years Ago
      Extremely disappointing this so called "Cayman S Sport" will not have a bigger engine.
      • 7 Years Ago
      @RayJ: normally, it's a right on comment on Porsche. But Cayman gets an exception in my book. IMHO, Cayman's design subtleties make it one of the most distinctively beautiful cars out there - certainly the most interesting Porsche to look at this side of Carrera GT
      • 7 Years Ago
      Had a 2006 Cayman S, one of the most boring cars I've ever driven. Good on the track (most cars are more fun on the track) but for day to day just a bore. Traded for a C4S and enjoy that a heck of a lot more. I go by my local dealer once a month or so and the story is always the same, the Caymans aren't moving all that well. Porsche could have made a stripped out, raw, hard top, track toy full of attitude but instead they just put a hard top on a Boxster and charged more for it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This will be interesting to see.

      I hope it is as classy and nice as the Boxster RS60.

      Maybe they'll put an LSD in it finally, a cool look with a special color, or something? Probably fully loaded with PASM/SportChrono, no doubt.

      As long as it isn't the tangerine pictured... It is stark and noticeable, but I don't know if it is an "ownable" color to me. Nice to see out and about, but not my taste to see in my garage (even the garage in my head...)


      • 7 Years Ago
      I think they should call it the Porsche Cayman "Let's See How Many People We Can Get to Buy This Car with Minor Upgrades At A Premium Price When An All New Cayman with Awesome Upgrades Is Right Around the Corner" Edition

      I kind of like it, it rolls off the tongue.

      FWIW, totally stoked for the next gen Cayman!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just took delivery of a Boxster RS60 Spyder about 1 week ago... the exhaust note and engine remap are spectacular, and I'm headed out this weekend to give the PASM a trial on some twisty roads. Awesome car... simply awesome.
      Kumail
      • 7 Years Ago
      that would be amazing...
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        What would trully be amazing is a Cayman with the engine, suspensions and brakes of a 911 GT3! But unfortunately Porsche will never release such a version because nobody would buy a 911 anymore...
      • 7 Years Ago
      umm nothing comes close to the number of mustang variations out there. Just off the top of my head i can come up with 15 and thats without puting in any effort to look any up.

      I am a porsche fan, yes it does not change much and has a "theme" but for many its an iconic shape (yes i know over used) and iconic performance.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok, your making my mouth water, imagine a Cayman RS using carbon fiber body panels, light weight wheels, titanum exhaust, hooked up to the 3.8 from the Carrera RS. All in black.
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah, I Think the cayman has the same engine bay as the first gen Boxster, and a family memeber has one, there is no extra room in the engine bay for a turbo from what I can see. But a Turbo one would be cool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fair point. However, judging by their profit margins and the fact that they've been at the top of quality surveys consistently for some time, I'd say that evolutionary design is working out quite well for them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      to bad the car pictured in the article is a boxster...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Probably because the author referenced the Boxster S Sport in the article and the photo was used to show what the design would look like.

        Or I could be wrong. I only read the article so who knows?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing.
    • Load More Comments
    Share This Photo X