Rather than being positioned as entry level it seems this will pave the way for a range topping Cayman Turbo. With 350 horses it will likely outperform the standard 911 Carrera causing heads to explode. The 350 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque is said to be offered with PDK only but this makes little sense with PDK and manual options both available in the 981 range as of right now.
Is Porsche finally ready to take the leash off the Boxster and Cayman? Let's hope so, although a turbocharged 2.5 liter four cylinder with 350 horses is hardly as great as putting the upcoming 991 GT3 motor in the Cayman/Boxster platform for a real razor sharp racecar or allowing the Cayman/Boxster to utilize the range of 911 motors that already exist.