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Old 04-29-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
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New Porsche Excellence magazine cover goof?

Okay, so I get my new issue of Porsche Excellence magazine in the mail today and on the cover there is a big bold statement saying "781-HP 987" and the picture clearly shows a Cayman with some nice body mods (side skirt, spoiler and different front end) and then I think well maybe its a 987 with the Zeintop installed and it just looks like a Cayman. So I open it up and read the article and its all about a beefed up Cayman S type. So my question is, why plaster on the cover 987? I know these 2 cars are very similar underneath and engine wise almost same, but to mistakenly call one by the other's name I think is a big goof on the Magazines part. Anyone else notice this? Is it no big deal to call a Cayman a 987 now days? I know some Cayman owners who hate that we Boxster owners even refer to them as 987s underneath.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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Caymans and the new boxsters are both the 987 platform, and both referred to as 987's.
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Yup,

All boxsters and caymans are designated as 987 starting in the MY 2005. 986 refers to boxsters before MY 2005.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:23 AM   #4
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Hello, correct, the Cayman's model code is officially 987C... not just 987 but various versions of this nomenclature will be used in future I bet..
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