With its configurator gone live, you can spend some time getting closer to the 2014 Porsche Cayman just unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. There are no prices attached to any of the selections yet, but you'll be starting with either the $52,600 coupe with the 275-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-six or the $63,800 Cayman S with the 325-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six. Both those prices are before the $950 for destination and handling, mind you.

After that it's a matter of either/or, each page – Drive, Chassis and Lights, Interior and Exterior – allowing you to choose one of two options. For Chassis and Lights, for instance, you can either have the Porsche Active Suspension Management and bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System, or the ceramic composite brakes, torque vectoring and the Sport Chrono package with dynamic transmission mounts. Being so far in advance of the on-sale date, the configurator appears to be a way for Porsche to get a feel for which packages are in the most demand.

Reversing the usual order, frivolities like color and wheels come at the end, then you can click the video button and watch the Cayman of your creation rolling lower, longer, lighter and faster through the the computer-generated streets of Los Angeles. Don't take our word for it, head on over to the configurator and get to clicking.


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      csrecord
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only 275hp! Porsche continues to hold this car back.
        Sir Duke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @csrecord
        You obviously missed the mention of the 325 hp Cayman S. I would like a naked (stripped down) version of the S. My dream track car.
      theblackporsche
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't wait to place my order this January!
      Rich
      • 2 Years Ago
      Configure the price to $ zero and I'm done.
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Cheap Bastard in me always gets excited when he sees the base prices of fancy cars (which he can afford); but, after adding a few modest options, he's in the hole. C'est domage. Great looking update, though.
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 2 Years Ago
      Base price on a regular Cayman, 52,600. Price of it when I'm done, 101,550.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Bernard
      • 2 Years Ago
      The fact that Porsche could release a 2014 model sports car with less than 300HP when it would cost them exactly the same to give it the 911's engine, just proves that they don't really care about performance. Porsche is a luxury company, not a sports car company. They will milk you for every last detail on their vehicles, it's ridiculous. I used to admire them, but not any more.
        Dvanos
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bernard
        The reason they keep holding the Cayman back is cause if it had the 911's engine it would embarrassed it in every category except price. The 911 faithful would be very unhappy with that.
        sparrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bernard
        "Porsche is a luxury company" - duh.
      ammca66564
      • 2 Years Ago
      The website isn't finished yet. There are going to be way more options available than they're showing now. Just go compare to the Boxster or 911 sites. So you can't do a proper job of building them yet. This car is going to get me out of my old 911, I think. I find reasons to like it better than a 911. It's $30 or 40K cheaper. And it's finally beautiful. What's not to like?
        theblackporsche
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ammca66564
        I agree. I prefer the looks of the Cayman to the 911. Plus, the engine is in a better location.
        domingorobusto
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ammca66564
        I hope you're right. All those options and I wasn't able to find a color combination I really loved. And I was super excited that they had several variations of metallic brown (because I'm strange and really like metallic brown), but they're all kind of....off. Same with the interior colors. There isn't a tan leather color that really appeals. Hope they offer more options soon. All that being said, I agree, the more I look at the Cayman the more I like it. I've always sort of preferred the Cayman to the 911, and this generation takes that even further.
          theblackporsche
          • 2 Years Ago
          @domingorobusto
          I think the configurator is a bad judge of just how the color looks in real life.
      Dan
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is one 2012 Cayman R left at our dealer. Sticker: $75k. That's it. Verbiage from the dealer: "Destined to become a very special model in Porsche history, this Cayman R features PDK, Sport Chrono, Nav, 330 HP and $5,000 in clear bra. Absolutely showroom condition!" So a $60k Cayman is probably a fantasy because the dealer will order them with the built-in upcharge, like that fine $5k clear bra - a performance enhancer no doubt.
      Waltzon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do you have a working link? The porsche site is taking me to the 2012 configurator.
        RetrogradE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Waltzon
        It worked for me. You have to click on "Build Your Porsche" on the main page--BEFORE you click on the model. Once you're click that link, it'll show a picture of the old Boxster and Camyman--click on the old-body Cayman and THEN it'll give you the option of building the new 2013 Cayman.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Alright. 2014 Porsche Cayman + 2006 Farnbacher Loles Cayman GTR = Configured
      Matthew Simmons
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn this car has a lot of options. I priced mine out all the way up to $85k Puuuukkke.
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