The 2013 Porsche Cayman is tuned to produce 275 hp and 213 lb-ft of torque from its 2.7-liter boxer-six, which is 10 hp and 7 lb-ft more than the Boxster. Next is the 3.4-liter six-cylinder in the Cayman S with an output of 325 hp and 272 lb-ft, a bump of 10 hp and 7 lb-ft compared to the Boxster S. Performance numbers include an estimated 0-60 mph time of 5.1 and 4.6 seconds for the base and S models respectively (equipped with Sport Chrono dual-clutch automatic PDK). EPA-rated fuel economy on the 2013 Porsche Cayman has yet to be announced, but the 2013 Boxster’s mileage ranges from 22/32 mpg city/highway in base-engine PDK trim to 20/28 mpg in manual-transmission Boxster S trim.
Porsche calls its new Cayman a completely new model, but its "significant" changes aren’t that obvious. You need a really keen eye to notice the difference between the old and new, either way you will just say: "Well, this is just a Cayman!"
The 2013 Cayman is built on an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs that help improve its aerodynamics.
Up front, the Cayman has received new cooling air intakes with integrated four-point daytime running lights. Yes, these will be the only elements that will help you identify the new Cayman viewing it from the front. For the rear, Porsche did a few more updates, including a new boot-lid made from aluminum, an LED brake light at the upper edge of the rear window and a new rear spoiler that deploys at a steeper angle.
The new Cayman is being offered with a set of new wheels: 18-inch wheels for the Cayman and 19-inch rims for the Cayman S. As an option, customers can also get: 20-inch Carrera S design, 20-inch Carrera Classic with bi-colour styling and the all-new 20-inch Sport Techno rims from the Exclusive program. All wheels can be combined with the high-performance Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system.
Customers are being offered with the possibility to choose from a large selection of colors and materials, so each can express his own individuality.
Just like with its soft-top sibling, the Cayman comes with a choice of two highly efficient flat-six-cylinder engines mounted just in front of the rear axle. The standard Cayman comes with a 2.7-liter version that delivers a total of 275 horsepower and the S version gets a 3.4-liter with an output of 325 ponies. Both engines come standard with a manual six-speed gearbox and have an optional seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) available.
Both versions of the Cayman can be updated with a Sport Chrono package that includes dynamic gearbox mounts, a performance display, a digital and analogue stopwatch and the Sport Plus button. This package will help your Cayman deliver better 0 to 60 mph times. For example, the standard Cayman will do the sprint in 5.4 seconds and the Cayman S with PDK in 4.7 seconds, but when equipped with the Sport Chrono, the Cayman S hits 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The standard Cayman will hit a top speed of 165 mph and the Cayman S can go up 175 mph.
The 2013 Porsche Cayman will be put on sale in the Spring of 2013. Prices will start from $52,600 for the Cayman and $63,800 for the Cayman S. Prices do not include a destination charge of $950.