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Offline cr500


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It might sound like a silly question to those in the know, but I havent had much to do with Porsches. What is the difference between the 911 and the Cayman?   



Offline mhh

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It might sound like a silly question to those in the know, but I havent had much to do with Porsches. What is the difference between the 911 and the Cayman?

www.porsche.com

See ya!



Offline calais


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www.porsche.com

See ya!

I've noted a bit of a trend developing in some of your responses. Have you been appointed as the new AE admin department manager?  ;)



Offline dodger

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Offline anotherforumuser

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The number of questions asked lately by nubes that could be googled in seconds has become a joke.
I think MHH left a very polite and correct response.

And just to continue that politeness a Cayman is a Boxster that had a roof welded on it and Porsche thought it looked good and went with it.

Always make sure you order an R with the Porsche Doppelkupplung with Sport Plus.  :thumbsup:



Offline 986986


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To add further advice:

One is rear engined

One is mid engined

one was designed by the marketing department

one articulates the essence of the brand..........




Offline cr500


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Thanks for the heads up anotherforumuser and 986986. I had looked through the Porsche website which gives all sorts of info on the car and all the usual marketing blurb. I looked on wikipedia and other sights which gave all sorts of specs,reviews,tests,timeline etc, but didnt give any info on what the difference is between the two.



Offline LouisVu


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Big different!

911 - 4 Seat 2 door with special rear-engined "Engine at back", Could be Coupe or Cabriolet or Targa (clear glass hard top)

Cayman - 2 Seat 2 door, Coupe Only - mid-engined  like Ferrari F430 ^^

BOXSTER - 2 Seat Convertible Only

we can say "Cayman Convertible" called Boxster or "Boxster coupe" called Cayman , they both are kind of similar spec !


Correct me if i was wrong?

Thanks



Offline 986986


  • Joined: Oct 2008

  • Drives: 997.2 S PDK; '12 Cayenne Diesel (family bus)
  • Location: Sydney, Coolum
Big different!

911 - 4 Seat 2 door with special rear-engined "Engine at back", Could be Coupe or Cabriolet or Targa (clear glass hard top)

Cayman - 2 Seat 2 door, Coupe Only - mid-engined  like Ferrari F430 ^^

BOXSTER - 2 Seat Convertible Only

we can say "Cayman Convertible" called Boxster or "Boxster coupe" called Cayman , they both are kind of similar spec !


Correct me if i was wrong?

Thanks


Your right except that the Cayman is nothing more than a cynical marketing exercise... the capabilities of the car are potentially massive, however Porsche have always 'tethered' its capability to not eat into 911 territory...... plus IMO it looks a bit girly......



Offline carmooch


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Your right except that the Cayman is nothing more than a cynical marketing exercise... the capabilities of the car are potentially massive, however Porsche have always 'tethered' its capability to not eat into 911 territory...... plus IMO it looks a bit girly......
Totally agree. Great model which has been muzzled so as not to bite its bigger brother.



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