• Nov 16, 2012
It's no secret that Porsche is bringing the next-gen Cayman to the Los Angeles Auto Show. The automaker can tease us all they want with word of a "new compact sports car," but we know what the score is: the new Cayman is on the way, and we're ready for it.
That said, no one has seen what the next-generation of the sub-911 coupe looks like... that is, until now. Photos of the new Cayman, taken by Instagram user "Frod1966," have popped up online. The hardtop Porsche was photographed in a warehouse of sorts, and still has the packing wraps on the headlights and taillights. It can be seen next to a 911 Coupe, so perhaps this duo is, in fact, on its way to the LA Show?

While design elements like the teardrop roof and pronounced rear fenders are retained from the outgoing model, the new Cayman features updates shared with the latest Boxster, such as the gaping air intake ahead of the rear wheels and a spoiler that melds seamlessly into the taillights.

While the base model of the Cayman will likely get the 265-horsepower 2.7-liter flat-six engine, the dual center tailpipes and larger front air intakes suggest that this may be the Cayman S, complete with a 3.4-liter boxer-six making 315 horsepower. But for now, its purely conjecture; you'll know for sure when we bring you coverage from the 2012 LA Auto Show in just two weeks!


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      bobsmith
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've been looking forward to this launch...now the used market for the current Cayman should become affordable!
      sinistro79
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ever since I saw the Alfa Romeo 4C I have been unimpressed with the prospects of the next-gen Cayman.
        tump
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        You may actually be able to purchase a Cayman, though.
        th0mb0ne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        Yeah, except the Alfa will handle like a sofa in comparison.
      Alex Bierstadt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do want. Can't afford. Such is life.
        th0mb0ne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Bierstadt
        Just do what I did, and buy a 5 year old Cayman. It will cost you the same amount as a new Camry. You can also buy a Boxster these days in the teens. The affordable Porsche is the used Porsche.
          th0mb0ne
          • 2 Years Ago
          @th0mb0ne
          superchan7, well the thing is that maintenance is not cheap, but the car is very reliable. In my 2 years of ownership, Ive had to put out about $250 per year. And that's for scheduled maintenance and oil changes. This is not a BMW where the electronics go every few months.
          OMG Antonio
          • 2 Years Ago
          @th0mb0ne
          I bought a used 07 cayman in 2010 still under the mfr warranty. Had a catastrophic engine failure. IMS bearing broke and had to get a new refurbished engine from porsche for $16k. This all happened 10k miles after the warranty was up. I didn't renew it since most repairs weren't over $1k. Didn't think I would ever get a repair bill that huge. After it was all said and done it would have been cheaper to buy it new. Used porsche... only once.
        Indubitably
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Bierstadt
        Used Cayman or try an S2000.
      trzjax
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks pretty ugly. Ugly headlights, ugly taillights, heavy oversized nose... I don't know if it's these pics or what, but this looks like a disaster... I hope better pictures come...
      • 2 Years Ago
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      omegaslast
      • 2 Years Ago
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        waetherman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @omegaslast
        CarScoop lifted the images, so go there if you want to see them.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would like to see more pics of it, but from that one pic, it looks as though once again, the Cayman is my favorite Porsche model.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      If it wasn't for hide-bound tradition , the tailwagging 911 would have been replaced by the better balanced mid engine Cayman long ago.
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      k.naz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now we wait till the launch, take out our savings and spend it on a Cayman S. It somehow makes me reminisce of the 964 due to its similar dimensions.
      • 2 Years Ago
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