Available in base ($52,600) and S trims ($63,800), the 2013 Porsche Cayman is lighter and more powerful than its predecessor. Buyers can choose from either a 2.7L or 3.4L, both of which have been designed to rev more freely than before (peak power arrives at 7,400rpm – the old models run out of breath at 7,200rpm). More revs, in this case, means more power.

That’s not all, these all-new Porsche models are also up to 15% more efficient too (the 2.7 does 34.4mpg and the 3.4 32.1mpg). The Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) system “improves the vehicle’s steering response and steering precision by targeted brake interventions at the rear wheel located on the inside of a bend. The rear differential lock then helps with things when you’re accelerating out of the bend.”

Plus, new electro-mechanical power steering replaces the previous car’s hydraulic setup. The 2.7L goes from 0 – 62 mph in 5.7-seconds and has a top speed of 165mph. Its big brother, the Cayman S does 0 – 62mph in 5.0-seconds and boasts a top speed of 176 mph.

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