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Old 04-04-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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Cayman GR-P

Has anyone posted this release from Porsche yet? Sounds pretty promising!

Porsche Cars North America revealed today the first official news of a new sports car model based on the warmly received mid-engine Cayman S that was introduced to U.S. customers on January 15th, 2006.

The 2008 Cayman GR-P will boast an all new 401 hp 3.6 liter, normally aspirated engine that incorporates the use of gasoline direct-injection and shares much of its ancestry with Porsche's current GT3 power plant. The Cayman GR-P will be the first Porsche production model available with PMSG, Porsche Multi Shaft Gearbox. This new computer controlled manual gearbox will allow drivers to shift gears significantly faster than possible with current manual shift gearboxes.

"Positioned between the 911 and the Boxster, the Porsche Cayman S has established an overwhelming performance identity," said Peter Schwanzenbauer, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. "It has become clear and undeniable that the mid engine platform of the Cayman, Boxster, and Carrera
GT represents a solid and undiluted foundation on which to build Porsche sports cars of the future."

The new GR-P will be the first new Porsche model to break into the previously protected performance levels of the 911 model line, promising to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 4.1 seconds and able to reach a top speed of 197 mph.

Porsche feels that the cars will attract different and unique customers and compliment each other well within the overall product line. "The Cayman and 911 are unique enough to maintain their own customer base. The 911 will continue to serve as our luxury sports coupe, soon to be complimented by the Panamera luxury sport sedan. The Cayman fits well in the absolute performance category and the newly released Cayenne models stand alone at the top of the sport all-terrain vehicle category. We are very pleased with this alignment and applaud Porsche, AG for displaying such confidence in both sports car models. The GR-P will serve to strengthen Porsche's position as the world's premier sports car manufacturer," Schwanzenbauer remarked.

The Porsche Cayman GR-P will go on sale in the United States beginning October 12, 2007. U.S. and Canadian retail pricing will start at $79,401 and $112,007 respectively.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:08 PM   #2
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Did this release come out on April 1?
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:43 PM   #3
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Why, does it sound fake? It was actually March 31.

Crud, if it's not on the Porsche site, than I guess that's bogus...
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:15 AM   #4
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"The Cayman and 911 are unique enough to maintain their own customer base. The 911 will continue to serve as our luxury sports coupe, soon to be complimented by the Panamera luxury sport sedan. The Cayman fits well in the absolute performance category..."
So if the Cayman covers "absolute performance" where does that put the GT3/GT2? If this was true it would decimate the 911 sales. April 1 joke, for sure.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:12 AM   #5
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Well, a lot of people have had this feeling for a while now. The 911, although an amazing car, needed to move into the mid engine area from a performance standpoint. I highly doubt that this is real mainly because the 911 sales will shrink if this is released. Unless Porsche decides to cripple it again like they did the original Cayman. it would be interesting to see though since I am sure that all else being equal and using the same engine and transmission the Cayman would be a better car than the 911.

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I am sure that all else being equal and using the same engine and transmission the Cayman would be a better car than the 911.

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That has been long established, so you'll hardly find one here to argue against it. And the marketing crap about the Cayman occupying the space BETWEEN the Boxster and the 911? It's a Boxster Coupe, for crying outloud, and is more expensive than the convert, to boot.

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a case in point: at the PCA club races, the burden the Cayman with a weight disadvantage to the 911; they have to run at 3104 including driver.
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"Positioned between the 911 and the Boxster, the Porsche Cayman S has established an overwhelming performance identity," said Peter Schwanzenbauer, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America"

Yes, and I am a legend in my own mind.

You have to love this marketingspeak!
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hoax from Cayman Club...
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hoax from Cayman Club...
apparently so; no mention of the cayman gr-p on porsche's press site.
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hoax from Cayman Club...
Pretty well done though I must say! They had me going there for a minute then I pinched myself and came back to reality.
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Pretty well done though I must say! They had me going there for a minute then I pinched myself and came back to reality.

a long time ago I got into the habit of reading the introductory paragraph/line and then zipping down to the conclusion. If the conclusion sounds like an interesting concept I'll hold off on my ADD long enough to go back to the 2nd paragraph.
Once I read Cayman GRP or whatever listing for UNDER $80K ROFL!!!..... (or anything high end from Porsche for under $80K....
I knew the origins were suspect.
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I dont think this is fake

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Yep, I have three more years before my warranty expires. Who knows what else will tuners come up with by then.
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yes but 9ff does a lot of odd things. They are now making a Mid engine 911 type car to beat the standing top speed record of the Bugatti Veyron. I also believe that they are considered a manufacturer in some weird way even though they just use Porsche stuff and modify it.

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They also have some legal troubles. Do a search on Rennlist, some very disgruntled customers. I think they set some record for a 250mph road car with their 911.
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