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    • Cayman Turbo on the way? Turbocharged four-cylinder with 350 horsepower may debut at the Frankfurt show in 2013

      This is not really "new" news. In July of last year PorscheBoost reported that a 350 horsepower 2.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder would make its way into the new Cayman and Boxster. It was expected for this motor to take longer to go into the model however as the rumor was the motor would make its debut when the 981 Cayman and Boxster received a facelift somewhere around 2015. Reports not indicate the car with the turbo motor will make its debut as early as next year in Frankfurt.

      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.



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      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        yeah, I would take one of these.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        Better in what ways? It may have more ultimate grip, but it will also be heavier and less of a pure driver due to AWD.
        No, he's saying that motor under the hood of this car.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No, he's saying that motor under the hood of this car.
        Not sure why he said R5 then... I think we all know what the 2.5 5 pot is. Click here to enlarge

        As good as the Audi motor is, packaging it into the cayman body would be interesting. It's taller and (presumably) longer than the flat six.
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        I'm having flashbacks to my old 71 914 LOL... I would not pay for a 4cyl turbo Porsche nowadays, granted my 944 Turbo S was an awesome car in its day I still miss it. But for me a Boxster/Cayman is a 6cyl car or its not the same IMO. I will be interested in seeing the weight of the car and balance.

        The Audi R5 is a potential car they may build as I recall.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        Not sure why he said R5 then... I think we all know what the 2.5 5 pot is. Click here to enlarge

        As good as the Audi motor is, packaging it into the cayman body would be interesting. It's taller and (presumably) longer than the flat six.
        I don't know why he said R5 either.