DR has managed to get hold of a leaked internal Porsche presentation detailing the revised Boxster and Cayman.

The document suggests that the ‘second generation’ 987 and C7-series cars will go on sale in February 2009. As you’d expect the aesthetic facelift is subtle (see pics), but under the skin there are some significant upgrades: Both Boxster and Cayman benefit from a new 2.9-litre version of the flat-six, and the 3.4-litre ‘S’ models are now direct-injection – giving significantly more power and lower fuel consumption. PDK is available across all four models.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is that a mechanical limited-slip differential is now available on Boxster/S and Cayman/S. Either Porsche is confident that the latest 911 is now out of reach of the Cayman S in terms of lap times or the Cayman S might just be about to upset Carrera owners on trackdays across the world…

Technical Highlights

Boxster
Base Boxster’s engine grows to 2.9-litres from 2.7-litres, with power up from 245PS to 255PS and torque rising from 201lb ft to 214lb ft

Top speed: 163mph (formerly 162mph)
0-62mph in 6.0sec/5.8sec (PDK) – down from 6.1-seconds

7-speed PDK ‘box an option replacing Tiptronic S. Optional Sports Chrono package includes launch control AND the option of a limited-slip differential (LSD)

CO2 emissions: 223g/km – 221g/km (PDK) – down from 227g/km – 242g/km (Tip S)

Boxster S
3.4-litre engine now features Porsche’s DFI direct injection. Power up from 295PS to 310PS and torque rising from 251lb ft to 265lb ft

Top speed 170mph (formerly 169mph)
0-62mph in 5.3sec/ 5.0sec (PDK) – down from 5.4-seconds

7-speed PDK ‘box an option replacing Tiptronic S. Optional Sports Chrono package includes launch control AND the option of a limited-slip differential (LSD)

CO2 emissions: 230g/km – 223g/km(PDK) – down from 254g/km – 262g/km (Tip S)

Cayman
Base Cayman’s engine grows to 2.9-litres from 2.7-litres, with power up from 245PS to 265PS and torque rising from 201lb ft to 221lb ft

Top speed: 163mph (formerly 162mph)
0-62mph: 6.0sec/5.8sec (PDK) – down from 6.1-seconds

7-speed PDK ‘box an option replacing Tiptronic S. Optional Sports Chrono package includes launch control AND the option of a limited-slip differential (LSD)

CO2 emissions: 223g/km – 221g/km (PDK) – down from 227g/km – 242g/km (Tip S)

Cayman S
3.4-litre engine now features Porsche’s DFI direct injection. Power up from 295PS to 320PS and torque rising from 251lb ft to 273lb ft

Top speed: 172mph (formerly 171mph)

0-62mph: 5.2sec/5.0sec (PDK) – down from 5.4-seconds

7-speed PDK ‘box an option replacing Tiptronic S. Optional Sports Chrono package includes launch control AND the option of a limited-slip differential (LSD)

CO2 emissions: 230g/km – 223g/km (PDK) – down from 254g/km – 262g/km (Tip S)

The document also suggests that the prices will only increase by around €1000 across the range. Although this presentation comes from a reliable source Porsche has yet to confirm if the above information is accurate.


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