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Old 11-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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LA Auto Show New Boxster and Cayman

Here are a few pics that I took tonight at the Preview of the LA Auto Show:

New Boxster looks great!


New Cayman looks even better! This is going to be a hot seller.


Cayman looks even better in Danger Yellow!
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:58 AM   #2
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In yellow, it looks more bimmerish than ever.

But I still want one! In 2016/2017, these new body style models will be priced just right...

They're all being released with 19 and 20 inch rims. That's gonna be an expensive replacement issue.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:10 AM   #3
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I love looking at these new Porsche's with the same mindset, "oooh, that's going to be a great car to own in 4-5 years"

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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Replacing the curves with creases makes these look much more Ferrari-ish. In person these cars are much bulkier than the previous models too.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:31 AM   #5
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I sat in with Jan Roth, project manager for the new 2013 Cayman at Tech Tactics West as he discussed specific design goals for the car. It does have a 2" longer wheelbase and stance is a bit (1/2")? wider than the 2012 Cayman but up to 90lbs lighter depending on options. We did a thorough walk around with him and I sat in the car. I might look good in this one.

In the afternoon we listened to Jeff Zwart as he walked us through the many Porsche motorsport photos, films and commercials he has done. Really amazing stuff. For those who don't know Jeff Zwart:

911 GT3 Cup - Running Up That Hill... - YouTube
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #6
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I went to the show. Nice looking. Great cars I'm sure, but:

Box S = $80k
Cayman S = $90k

Still want one? I don't see $60k in added value. I'm keeping my '01S.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #7
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Does anyone know if the new boxster has a hard top option?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:36 PM   #8
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Cayman looks nice, but struck me as more Audi or Beamer than Porsche though. Someone mentioned the creases replacing the curves and I think that might be it.
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I was at the dealer last week (to get a key fob programmed) and I asked about the hard top. The saleswoman explained that the top is fabric stretched over a hard material and is more like a hybrid. They don't offer the hard top anymore.
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Reminds me a little of an F 599 GTB. I would love to own a 981 Cayman.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:01 AM   #11
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In real life, the 2013 Boxster doesn't look different enough (IMHO) from my 2009 to warrant a change. The 2013 is better in pictures, but the difference in side vents doesn't seem that prominent when you see it.

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