The old wisdom when it came to the Porsche lineup was that the Boxster and Cayman needed to be kept in line so as not to encroach on even the lower end of the 911 range. But with the latest versions of the compact roadster and coupe, that logic has gone out the window. Especially with the introduction of the latest GTS models (pictured above). But that's not the end of the story.

According to Motor Trend, Porsche is working on an even more powerful version of the Cayman that could carry the GT4 badge, positioning itself along the same lines as the 911 GT3 and GT2 – only, you know, smaller. Although our sources at Porsche would, predictably, neither confirm nor deny the report, MT has it that power could come from either a turbo-four or a more powerful flat-six, mated to the beefed-up DCT from the latest 911 GT3. A similar version of the Boxster could bring back the RS Spyder designation.

That's not all Porsche is said to have in store, though. Based on the engineering that went into the 918 Spyder, Porsche could roll out a new range-topping model for the 911, Panamera and maybe even the Cayenne, packing a version of the 918's PHEV powertrain. Slotting in above the existing Turbo S variants of each model line, the new flagship models could pack 700 horsepower or more and be designated e-Hybrid in similar fashion as the 918.


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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 7 Months Ago
      So, a coupe SUV, and a bunch of Hybrids. Awesome. Looks like they're ready to take on BMW. Heaven forbid they build a new 928, a small roadster, or a MR gas range-topper to compete with the 458/650S/etc.
        k_m94
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        I guess you just completely overlooked the fact that there might be a 400hp hardcore Cayman.
          Frisky_Dingo
          • 7 Months Ago
          @k_m94
          I didn't overlook it. It's just not enough to impress me.
      Joey Franklin
      • 7 Months Ago
      The Macan uses the EA888 turbo 4 from the VW/Audi line. Hopefully the cayman gets a nice size Boxer 4 in naturally aspirated base form and turbo S models. I would buy the Macan 4 cylinder if they made it rear wheel drive and around $40k. Unfortunately i don't think i will ever be able to get a Porsche at new prices, maybe used. I was looking at the new TT but have decided to save my money and get the GTI.
      ffelix422
      • 7 Months Ago
      None of this rings true. Porsche is big on following politics with it's models. The customers demand it. Good ole Motor Trend playing with hype.
      bK
      • 7 Months Ago
      Looks hot.
      imag
      • 7 Months Ago
      I love the idea of a Cayman by the GT3 team. But please, don't give it the DCT! Leave that to the 911.
      imag
      • 7 Months Ago
      I really have to wonder about an inline four in the Cayman/Boxster/911, as reported by MT. I don't quite understand how the packaging will work for those cars.