New Porsche Cayman set for LA debut

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14 Nov, 2012 2:58pm Tom Phillips

The all-new Porsche Cayman will debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show

The all-new Porsche Cayman is set to debut at the LA Motor Show Show later this month. The firm has released a brief notice to the press, saying that a new “compact sports car” will be making its world premiere at the show.

Based on the latest 981-series Porsche Boxster, the new Cayman will be a little larger than the car it replaces, but also lighter thanks to a greater use of aluminium.

Engine choices will be a 261bhp 2.7-litre flat six in the standard Cayman and a 311bhp 3.4-litre in the Cayman S. The new coupe is set to go on sale in the UK next spring.

The new Cayman will be revealed alongside the Porsche 911 Carrera 4, which will be making its US debut at the LA show.

The US remains Porsche’s most important, and largest, market. The firm says that, in the first 10 months of this year, Porsche delivered 28,226 vehicles, of which 9,764 were Boxster, Cayman and 911 models. This represents a 13 per cent gain compared to last year’s US sales.

In a sign of future things to come, Porsche has also announced the construction of its third Porsche Experience Centre. The new facility is being built at the Shanghai Formula One track, and will be ready to host Porsche’s new Chinese customers from early 2014.

The existing Porsche Experience Centres are located at Silverstone in the UK and at the firm’s factory in Leipzig, Germany.