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Finished in Platinum Silver with Agate Grey / Pebble Grey Two-tone Leather Interior this new model, unregistered Cayman comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

Partial leather seats with Two-tone Leather package, Deletion of model designation, Top tinted windscreen, Bi-Xenon lighting system with Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Porsche Entry & Drive, ParkAssist front and rear, Electric folding outside mirrors, Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Power steering Plus, 20-inch Carrera Classic wheel, Floor mats, Sports seats, electrical (14-way) with memory package, Silver-Grey seat belts Exclusive, Leather package, Preparation for mobile phone, BOSE® Surround Sound System, Six disc CD/DVD auto-changer, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including navigation module with universal audio interface, Third Year Porsche Assistance, Third Year Warranty.

This Cayman is arriving in March 2013 and is available to purchase today at £POA

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give The Car Spy a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net.

2013 Porsche Cayman in Platinum Silver

N.B. This image was created using the Porsche configurator. It is not an image of the actual car for sale.

The New Porsche Cayman

Posted: November 30, 2012 by The Car Spy in New Cars, New Models, Porsche
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When we recently announced the launch of the new Porsche Cayman on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thecarspy) somebody asked if this was the new Boxster Coupé. Sometimes the obvious can be blinding but the chap had hit the nail on the head without any of us noticing.

The Cayman is most certainly the Boxster Coupé but that does not lessen the importance of this car in the latest Porsche line-up. In fact this is not only going to be one of their most successful cars ever it is likely to secure the company’s long term financial future.

Consider this – Porsche have a dilemma with the 911 these days. It has become an expensive sports car lately. Go to the Porsche on-line configurator and see how easy it is to spend more than £100k once you start adding some basic options to your entry-level Carrera.

Not many people would argue that the 911 is one of the motoring world’s true icons. The word ‘icon’ is much banded around these days to describe the most mundane of cars that will soon be forgotten but the 911 has been around for a long time now and is much loved or at least respected by almost everybody that likes cars.

Yes the 911 has never been a cheap sports car since its inception but as the world in general became a little more affluent over the years the Porker inevitably became a very popular choice for those who wanted to splash out on a flash car for once in their lives. And a good choice it was too. Superb build quality and reliability came with the package and it was for a long time the only ‘super car’ you could run as a daily commute. How things have changed.

Today there are a lot of cars that offer the same levels of performance as a 911 (forget the Turbo for now) for far less money. They are even built just as well too. One of them just happens to be produced by Porsche itself and it is called the Cayman.

When Porsche first introduced the Cayman to the world in 2006 it was immediately labeled as the ‘poor man’s 911’ because driving anything other than a 911 singled you out as a wannabe Porsche owner. This is something that has afflicted Porsche over the years. If the company had been dependent on the success of the 924, 944 and the 928 it would have died many years ago. The 911 brought home the bacon and essentially that one model was Porsche the company.

So the Cayman, just like the Boxster was seen as a very capable car but only created to fill a gap in the market that Porsche thought it needed to fill. Porsche are like a lot of car manufacturers these days and the pressure to cover every market segment from school-run SUV’s to high-performance super-saloons is considerable. It is a dangerous strategy because a company needs very deep pockets to cover the development costs and it needs to get the product just right. This is why Porsche has a back-door relationship with VW/Audi.

Six years later however and the Cayman is coming into its own. The car has always been a threat to the success of the 911 from the start but Porsche were careful to make sure that the Cayman did not step on its big brother’s toes by keeping power outputs a smidgen lower. The trouble is though Porsche could not make a poor-handling car if it wanted too and the Cayman has always been a class-leader. Only Lotus comes close in offering such sublime grip and poise around a track. It was even whispered that the Cayman was a better all-round proposition that the 911. It was also a lot less money – in fact today it is an absolute bargain.

Recessions tend to focus the mind when it comes to parting with our hard-earned cash. Consumers still want their toys but they don’t want to pay a lot of money for them anymore and it likely to stay like this for some time to come. The 911 is still a highly desirable car even though purists might say it has lost a bit of its personality which has been diluted by excessive use of electronic aids and modern technology. The ‘drive-by-wire’ steering system is much debated in the press and often criticised for detaching the driver’s senses from the car. However it is a subjective topic and it won’t put a lot of people from buying the car once they have driven it. It is just the price tag that makes us grimace.

The Cayman starts at £39694 and the S version starts at £48783 and you even get a complimentary driving course at Silverstone to show you how good the car is. The car is stiffer and lighter than the previous model and still comes with the superb flat-six ‘boxer’ engine in 2.7 or 3.4 litre sizes offering 275 and 325hp respectively. Performance is more than adequate offering a 0-62 mph time of 5.4 seconds with the Sport Chrono option in the 2.7 version and the 3.4 S scorches to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds. Top speed is academic these days but suffice to say you would not be far behind a £100k 911 Carrera.

The point is that in a time when buyers are looking for value for money the Cayman is a rising star. It is no longer the ‘poor man’s 911’. It is in fact the best Porsche you can buy today and you would not be embarrassed to own one. More importantly for Porsche it is their bread-winner for the future.

For more information on the new Cayman or any other Porsche model give The Car Spy a call on 01732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net

Finished in Platinum Silver Metallic with Black Partial Leather Interior this April 2012 registered Cayman has recorded delivery miles only and comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

18 inch Cayman S II wheels, 7-speed double clutch transmission (PDK), BOSE Surround Sound System including CD storage box, Fully automatic climate control, Heated seats, Infotainment Package, ParkAssist, Rear wiper, Sport Chrono Package Plus, SportDesign steering wheel, Top tinted windscreen, Wheel centre set, Silverstone Driving Experience Included. List price when new £49507 inc VAT.

This Cayman is available to purchase today at £44450 inc VAT (excluding Shipping/Delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give The Car Spy a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net.

Porsche Cayman in Platinum Silver

N.B. This image was created using the Porsche Configurator. It is not an image of the actual car for sale.

Finished in Basalt Black Metallic with Black Partial Leather Interior this new, unregistered Cayman 2.9 comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

PDK gearbox, Top Tinted Windscreen, Heated Seats, Park Assist, Infotainment Package, 18″ Cayman S II Wheels.

This Cayman is available to purchase today at £46737 inc VAT (excluding Shipping/Delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give The Car Spy a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net.

Porsche Cayman in Basalt Black

N.B. This image was created using the Porsche Configurator. It is not an image of the actual car for sale.

Finished in Black with Black Partial Leather Seats this new, unregistered Cayman has the following options in addition to the standard high-level specification:-

Floor Mats, Swissvax Paint Protection Treatment, 7 Speed Double Clutch Transmission, ParkAssist, Top Tinted Windscreen, Sport Chrono Package Plus, Infotainment Package, 20” Turbo II Wheels.

This car is physical and available to purchase now at £47693 inc VAT (excluding delivery costs)

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net