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Porsche Cayman (2012): a reader spy video

Published: 30 May 2012 Updated: 26 January 2015

Hot on the heels of the new-generation Porsche Boxster, Porsche is in the final stages of development on that car’s fixed-head sister – the new 2012 Cayman coupe. Click here for our artist’s impression of the new Cayman.

The new Cayman looks production ready!

This spy video sent in by CAR reader Toldi showcases the Cayman’s familiar coupe profile, though the wheelbase and track have both been extended to give the car a more assertive stance and better roadholding. Detail changes will mirror the rest of Porsche’s range: side mirrors migrate from the base of the A-pillar to the tops of the door skins, and all-LED rear light clusters are likely.

While we can see the new-gen 2013 Cayman will be a larger car than its predecessor, it will benefit from Porsche’s commitment to weight-saving measures thanks to aluminium construction – the similarly inflated Boxster and 991 are both aroung 40kg lighter than the models they replaced, depending on specification.

Propelling the lighter bodies along will be a two model range of flat-sixes. A 2.7-litre 261bhp unit sees duty in the standard Cayman, while the S sticks with a 3.4-litre, with power bumped up by 5bhp for a 311bhp total.

When will the Cayman teasing eventually end?

You can expect to see the final traces of disguise discarded in late 2012, with right hand drive cars hitting UK showrooms in the first quarter of 2013. Until then, check out more of CAR’s extensive Cayman lowdown here.