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Old 04-08-2005, 11:33 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Latest Cayman spy pics.

Here are some large spy pics of the Cayman that are a little less disguised. Note that the back hatch still has some kind of fake covering. However, if you look closely you'll see that the glas windown drops down below the fake cover. Also, the two buttresses that have been on other test mules to make it look like a 911 are gone. Can't wait to see what they did to the rear. I've heard nothing but rave reviews from people that have been to the focus group and seen the final product.



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does anyone know the price range...
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Items I have read in the British auto press indicate a UK price of circa-50,000 pounds, at the current exchange rate that would be over $90,000US. This is projected for the Cayman S, the 3.4 liter 295hp job.
The std. Cayman, to be released later, presumed to be with the 3.2 liter engine from the Box, is to sell in the UK for about 42,000 pounds, which would still be over $77,000US. Maybe these prices are projected with the VAT.
I think these prices are not likely to hold up in the US, where the 911 starts at about $77,000. What I have heard other places is that the US price will be around $65,000, whether this is for the S or the later std. model I'm not sure.
Incidentally, the internal model number is supposed to be "C7S" for the S.

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That is a lot of dough. I can buy a c6 Corvette for about $48,500 with 400 HP. Hmm.

Does this pricing make sense to the rest of you guys?
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AUTOMOBILE Magazine's lastest blurb (May 2005, pg.26) mentioned $60k. Juicy pic of a red one too. Yummmmm.



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60K sound much more like it would sell. I think you can buy a stripper 911 coupe for about $70K?
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Old 04-09-2005, 12:11 PM   #7
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Word is it'll be $65K. Shows you why Porsche is so profitable. They dis-associate the Cayman from the Boxster, put in a motor that in reality costs no more than the 3.2L, and crank up the price. If anything, it should be priced the same as the Boxster S at most. Afterall, the 911 coupe doesn't cost more than the 911 cabrio. I really hope they price it ~$55K (wishful thinking).

Yes, you can buy a C6 for cheaper. You can also buy a Z4/S2K/Saturn Sky for cheaper than the Boxster. Apples/oranges.

Also rumored is Porsche's factory driver lapping the Nurburgring faster in the Cayman than the 997S. Imagine if it had the 3.6L or 3.8L motor...


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"Yes, you can buy a C6 for cheaper. You can also buy a Z4/S2K/Saturn Sky for cheaper than the Boxster. Apples/oranges."

I have to say that if it came down to a C6 vs a $75K Cayman, I would buy the C6. $25K more is lot of money to shell out for a slower car.

IHMO and you know I love Porsche. However, I think someone needs to wake these guys up on their pricing from time to time.

I can tell you that I have driven many a $90K 911 and with all due respect........

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Yeah, it's funny how the boxster "coup" is much more expensive than the boxster ragtop. The rest of the car world makes the ragtop version of their cars more expensive not less....including the 911.
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I love the Porsche but would like to have dinner with Porsche Management.
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Yeah, it's funny how the boxster "coup" is much more expensive than the boxster ragtop. The rest of the car world makes the ragtop version of their cars more expensive not less....including the 911.

oh yes, but in the Porsche Wolrd it all makes sense
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I have to say that if it came down to a C6 vs a $75K Cayman, I would buy the C6. $25K more is lot of money to shell out for a slower car.


You know what's funny? ...you just described the 997. Since a 997 S can barely run with the C6, wonder how the regular 997 would match up? Might not be too pretty. DOH!

A $75K Cayman would indeed be ridiculous. Even at $65K it's pretty bad. I think they're banking on it to compete with the new M3 with the V8. I'm guessing the M will be priced somewhere in the high $50K's-low $60K's.



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"YA! ...and with the Vette you get two gold chains, a shirt with three buttons near the bottom and a year's membership at the titty bar of your choice. "

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You clearly have not driven an C6. Nor a zo6.

These cars are fast and they handle. Keep in mind, there are alot of 911 drivers out there we would not want to have a beer with. It is about the CAR, not the drivers.

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You're 100% correct. I've not, but history is hard to suppress and creates deep prejudices. It's not a car I'd get within 20'. Maybe it's a dimunition of testosterone but 'burn outs' got old for me years ago. I find my rush in the ocean.

You are again correct: about people. They are not all cartoon images and I was a little over the top with that characterisation. Most us surfers work on days when there are no waves...

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"Most us surfers work on days when there are no waves...

Apology.

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No need to apologize, Jim. I love Porsches AND certain Vettes so I was a bit touchy there myself.

BTW-I really like watching the surfers each day as I cruise the PCH. Hey, if I wasn't such an old timer, I might try that myself. Looks like TONS of fun.
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