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With the next-generation Porsche Cayman caught running 'round the 'Ring, the reports/rumors about its platform and powertrains have begun to surface.

According to Car, both the Boxster and Cayman will ride on a wheelbase that's 60mm longer than its predecessor (up to 2,415 mm), with the overall length growing slightly and curb weight dropping by around 30 pounds. So nothing revelatory then...

However, Car contends that the next major Boxster/Cayman facelift is due around 2015/2016 and a host of new drivetrains will follow suit. A bigger bore twin-turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four will replace the current 3.4-liter flat-six, developing over 350 horsepower and a similar amount of torque. A smaller, 1.6-liter version will make its way into the oft-rumored 356-inspired speedster, the nearly forgotten mid-engine Volkswagen and Audi's sub-TT. And don't be surprised if a hybrid-assist option appears in late 2016.

But for the time being, the current flat-six will soldier on, although we've heard that the four-pot could debut inside the Boxster at first, with the Cayman getting the new turbocharged mill the following year.


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      Turbo_S60
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sweet now I can buy a Porsche that sounds like a Subaru lol. No really all for a 4cylinder model.
      murderberries
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why is the horrible dual middle exhaust being carried over? Everything else is great except for that hideous backside and tailights
      TruthHertz
      • 3 Years Ago
      It will be call Ecö Bööstenshizenhiemer.... You know, they could just grab a 2.5L flat-4 from Scoobie and call it a day.
        tantareanujellob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TruthHertz
        At least the subaru engine is reliable.
          You guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tantareanujellob
          1) Cant use anything less than 91 octane in an STI. EVER. 2) He probably beat the **** out of it if blew at 40k. 3) You have to break the motor in for 25k miles. No monster acceleration, no 0-60 runs, no racing. Subarus have a reputation for being able to take a beating. Unless it was a freak accident, it was definitely something he was doing or not doing properly.
          KaiserWilhelm
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tantareanujellob
          Reliable? My friends 2008 STi blew its 4th cylinder at 40k miles, and he changed the oil every 4k with full synthetic oil. Porsche can develop their own world beating engines without the help of a small Japanese company.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tantareanujellob
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      Paula Kate Millers
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, this car is amazing. I'd love to drive it www.voodoo-spells.net
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Paula Kate Millers
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      Aldrich
      • 3 Years Ago
      Are these new Porsches really going to have Miura-style eyelashed headlamps?
      graphikzking
      • 3 Years Ago
      If the base boxster comes with a twin turbo 4 then I think the NON-S boxster take rate will go up. Right now it's expensive to coax the standard boxster to boxster S HP figures. With turbo it's usually a simple chip/exhaust tune away. So if the standard one gets like 270hp and the Boxster S gets like 330hp then I think a lot of buyers will opt for the base one. Also, I'm guessing switching to an opposed 4 will present some weight savings. That will be very nice. Here's hoping they drop another 50-75lbs off the new car.
      Dave
      • 3 Years Ago
      Obviously the motors part is for fuel efficiency. I always thought the Cayman was a cool idea but awkwardly styled. This car isn't as distinctive, but in a good way.
      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      4 cylinder, water cooled Porsche. Bad idea.
      ammca66564
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cayman looks a LOT better on its longer wheelbase.
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