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My money is the new model being officially launched in Q4 2011 at a car show with cars arriving in March 2012. Don't think it will be a Gen3 though, more like a 988.
 

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If we see the new 911 (998?) later on this year, then it is reasonable to assume that the next Cayman/Boxster will be one year later, again going by past history..
 

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Does anybody know when the next generation cayman is due to come out?
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Don't wait until the next model, buy the Gen II ASAP before the end of the world 2012 :hilarious:
 

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Don't wait until the next model, buy the Gen II ASAP before the end of the world 2012 :hilarious:
I tried to buy a new GT3 with a post-dated check (December 22, 2012) and they wouldn't take it. This is pretty disturbing as it confirms that the 21st will be the end of the world as far as Porsche is concerned.
 

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It is reasonable to expect many new model variations for model year 2012 (arriving later 2011 or early 2012). Boxsters/Caymans are likely to be adapted.

This is because there will be significantly tighter environmental restrictions starting 2012 in USA , Canada, Korea, Japan, and Western Europe.

Essentially a car maker must reduce emissions by 40% across its total line up by 2012. Naturally any large car or SUV is not going to cut it, so (just like now) auto companies use their smaller enginer cars to excel at efficiency and reduce pollution so that their large vehicles can still be sold.

It is likely that the Boxster/Cayman will receives smaller and more efficient engines to compensate for the 911's thirsty and dirty engine. The Porsche SUV will go diesel/hybrod to compensate for the happy new Porsche 4-door being one of the dirtiest guzzlers of the 21st century.

Source: EPA
Regulations & Standards | Transportation and Climate | US EPA
 

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A new model will arrive around 2012 as said but dont expect a direct cayman replacement as the next model is moving upmarket (and the 911 also) to accomodate a new model under the Boxster which will start at around the price of todays Boxster.
 

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It is reasonable to expect many new model variations for model year 2012 (arriving later 2011 or early 2012). Boxsters/Caymans are likely to be adapted.

This is because there will be significantly tighter environmental restrictions starting 2012 in USA , Canada, Korea, Japan, and Western Europe.

Essentially a car maker must reduce emissions by 40% across its total line up by 2012. Naturally any large car or SUV is not going to cut it, so (just like now) auto companies use their smaller enginer cars to excel at efficiency and reduce pollution so that their large vehicles can still be sold.

It is likely that the Boxster/Cayman will receives smaller and more efficient engines to compensate for the 911's thirsty and dirty engine. The Porsche SUV will go diesel/hybrod to compensate for the happy new Porsche 4-door being one of the dirtiest guzzlers of the 21st century.

Source: EPA
Regulations & Standards | Transportation and Climate | US EPA
That means we still have time to make our government heel and repeal this nonsense. Write your Congressmen now. Abolish the EPA.

We need to put a simple, retail, at the pump gas tax in place to reduce consumption and forget about regulating gas mileage/emissions. If you put a retail gas tax in place to keep the price of regular at $4.00 per gallon, then the rest will take care of itself. Otherwise, car companies end up with lots of silly, ill-conceived small cars on their lots that no one wants so the car companies will have headroom to sell bigger cars that the consumer really wants....Regulate on the demand side, not the supply side.
 

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More than likely, I doubt it will be a new Cayman model.
 

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That would be the Geneva Auto Show 4-14 March 2010. It's Europe's biggest auto show.

My guess is they will be announcing a Cayman version of the Boxster Spyder.

Geneva Motor Show — Autoblog
Yes I agree that it'll be the lightweight version of the Cayman... please note tha IAA (Frankfurt) is bigger than Geneva... in fact the World's largest. Although it only happens every two years. So this year you are correct! :hilarious:
 

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I just received some information today that Porsche has a Cayman announcement geared up for sometime in the next 60 days. Are there any car shows within the next 60 days?
Besides Geneva, NY is a option... although unlikely, but possible.
 
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