Personally, at least in interior and exterior styling, this is a big downgrade from the 987.2. To me, that was the most beautiful of the newer Porsches; yes, even moreso than the 911.
I mean come on, this is just perfection:
♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪
Can't agree with those that think it's a downgrade from the 987.2. The wheelbase always looked too short for that car, and the front overhang far too long. This looks proper, and the interior is a significant improvement over the cheap plastics in the 987.2.
Let's see if I can wait long enough for a used one to become affordable. Because it could very well be my next fun car. It ticks all of the boxes.
Porsche just needs to take the Boxster/Cayman, stretch the chassis a slight bit, put the 911 powertrain in there, and be done with it. Seriously, the 911 has had a good run but it's time to go.
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That's not especially long. It wasn't on the watercooled cars either. The 964's have a longer nose, granted. But the 987 looks badly proportioned in the nose especially:
Don't get me wrong; it's a great driver's car. I just think it's awkward looking from a number of angles due the short wheelbase. The new Cayman solves that.
2-seater, lightest: Boxster/Cayman
2+2, light, 911 (cabrio, others)
4 adults: Panamera
The Cayenne I don't care so much about, although I guess you could call it the plus-size model of the Panamera. I think this is an entirely reasonable lineup. Making the Cayman a 2+2 to replace the 911 would have ill effects on the Boxster in both size and weight of a convertible that has no place even pretending to be a 2+2. They should (and likely will) keep the platform strictly a 2 seater.
And interesting to noted the Cayman's 'short wheelbase' is still longer than the 997's from the same generation. The Cayman doesn't have that short a wheelbase.
Wow I need to stop watching his vids or i'll do something dumb and buy one right now, the new cayman is amazing, If i could sell my truck i'd buy one in a heart beat or the new boxster .
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I fell in love when the new Boxster came out even though I'm not a convertible person. When the new Cayman debuted, I fell in love all over again. Porsche has been on track with their recent developments. From the sexy exterior, gorgeous interior, and invigorating drivetrain. Too bad the way they choose to option their cars is still ludicrous. Yes you can buy a stripper Porsche, but most will need an extra 15 - 20k in options to satisfy the typical luxury buyers.