Porsche Cayman spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

The big sellers for Porsche may be the Cayenne and Panamera these days, but the automaker's sports cars are still a huge priority. We'll be seeing an all-new 911, dubbed 991, later this year, and judging by these latest spy shots, the smaller Cayman coupe is due for an overhaul in the not-too-distant future.

Details are slim about what we can expect with the next Cayman (and its roofless Boxster sibling), though reports have stated that the S models will be powered by a 3.4-liter flat-six, with power somewhere in the 320- to 350-horsepower range. Expect both PDK dual-clutch and manual transmissions to be offered, though it's unsure if the Cayman will get the fabled seven-speed manual 'box that will work its way into the new 911. We've even heard rumors of a Cayman Targa.

In any case, with the 911 taking much of the spotlight this year, it'll likely be well into 2012 before the next-generation Cayman hits the streets.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      cayman targa? sounds nice!
      Nick Allain
      • 3 Years Ago
      The cayman s might be the best sports car money can buy - more so than the 911 - ESPECIALLY with that power bump.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really think the Cayman looks better than the 911. I can't wait to see this car unveiled!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a cross between the old Panoz Esperante and the Panamera.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Porsche: Separating suckers from their money since the 1950s.
        Djuro Radakovic
        • 3 Years Ago
        Hooollllyyy, taking trolling from under the bridge straight to Autoblog... Gotta comment on everything in a negative way? Get a hobby kiddo.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The problem, as Clarkson has pointed out, is it could be so much better and they won't let it because of their precious 911. Will always be the Porsche for the middle aged bald guy who can't afford a 911.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Bitter because you can't afford one? It's widely acknowledged to handle better than a 911. Yes it's down a few tenths on the quarter mile, big deal. You take Clarkson seriously? Seriously?
      • 3 Years Ago
      i am so tired of all the "cayman is so much better than the 911" bs. first and foremost, the cayman is limited to those with smaller frames. there is no reclining in a cayman/boxster due to the mid-engine layout. additionally, the 911 is perhaps the most iconic sports car ever produced. i agree the cayman is a great sports car, but a 911 it is not. and please stop with the "oh great, another version etc etc" they sell each and every one. cant wait to see the 991 and 917
      • 3 Years Ago
      Porsche knows how to separate suckers from their money.
      • 3 Years Ago
      this one actually looks good
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks good, but it also looks even more like a 911 than the current model. How about some diversity Porsche?
      • 3 Years Ago
      There's been a fair but of talk about the 7speed manual. Does anyone know what the shift pattern will look like?
        • 3 Years Ago
      J Ritt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like the Cayman is unfortunately heading in the same direction as many other sports cars these days...more weight, more power, bigger wheels...ugh. How about keeping it on some ultra-lightweight 18's, dropping the existing Cayman R variant engine in it, and stripping another 100 lbs. off the new platform vs. the existing Cayman R model? That would take it to 330hp and 2755 lbs. That is enough juice to satisfy some of the power junkies, while improving all other performance stats via weight reduction. It would also be easier on consumables at the track (brakes, tires, fuel, etc.). The car in those pics looks awfully chunky...like 3100 lbs.+ chunky.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @J Ritt
        no problem, if u want something lighter the upcoming midengined, RWD, Porsche 551 is ur car: http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/boxster-cayman/245260-porsche-551-spyder-announced.html
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