Well, well, well, what do we have here? Could it be the all-new 2013 Porsche Cayman? Why, in fact, it does seem to be, making an appearance prior to its Los Angeles Auto Show debut later this month.
We already know almost all there is to know about the 2013 Cayman. Since it is based off of the Porsche Boxster, expect the Cayman to share all of the roadster’s mechanicals. That means the base Cayman will be powered by a 2.7-liter flat-six good for 265 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque. There will, of course, also be a hotter Cayman S that will use the same 315-hp, 266-lb-ft 3.4-liter flat-six from the Boxster S. Six-speed manual and PDK dual-clutch transmissions will send power rearward for both Cayman models, of course.
Because of the Cayman’s very close relation to the Boxster – it’s essentially just a coupe version of the roadster – we have a pretty good idea how it will look, and these Instagram shots confirm our suspicions. The Cayman’s greenhouse will look almost identical to the outgoing car, complete with the same upsweep at the C-pillar; however, as we know from the Boxster, the new Cayman will be slightly longer than the first-generation car. A new front end will incorporated stacked headlights with thin LED running lights and large intakes. The same fantastic taillight-integrated spoiler from the Boxster makes the jump to the Cayman, although here it looks to be integrated to the bottom of the hatchback liftgate. The profile is dominated by a sharp character line below the door handles, which sweeps back into new, enlarged cooling ducts. From these shots, we can see that the Cayman will be every bit as stunning as its drop-top sister, a car that we named 2013 Automobile Magazine Design of the Year.
Expect Porsche to reveal more information when the car debuts on Wednesday, November 28 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.