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Porsche unveils lower-powered Cayman and Boxster in Europe

By Faiming_low on 19 Sep 2014 in New model

Attached Image Porsche recently launched a lower-powered Cayman and Boxster for Belgium and Norway to comply with emissions and taxes. Called the Cayman 211 and Boxster 211, both of them are basically de-tuned versions of the base versions that we get here and are rated at 208bhp ( or 211ps, hence the name).
 
Attached Image Not surprisingly, they both use the same 2.7-litre boxer engine that originally produces 261bhp in the Boxster and 271bhp in the Cayman. 
 
Attached Image In this state of tune, the Cayman gets to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds and hits a top speed of 246km/h while the returning nearly 12.2km/l on the average. The Boxster does the century sprint in 6.4 seconds and touches 245km/h flat out. All figures quoted here are based on the six-speed manual. 
 

Attached Image Interestingly in Belgium, the 211 models are priced the same as compared to their more powerful base versions of both the Cayman and Boxster. 

Now, who is looking forward to see match for the best driver's car with the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ?


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drivinghazard Sep 19 2014 10:00 AM

Don't understand why detune. I mean if it's a different engine or lower capacity engine then it's fine. but detune to reduce the power, and when it is also not to reduce to CAT A limit (in SG context) just does not make sense. And when

 

211 models are priced the same as compared to their more powerful base versions of both the Cayman and Boxster.

It further adds to the mystery

bellboy Sep 19 2014 10:02 AM

They should tune it to below 130bhp and bring to Singapore to qualify for Cat A COE.

 

I'm looking forward to the Cayman 129 and Boxster 129.

Ake109 Sep 19 2014 10:47 AM

Don't understand why detune. I mean if it's a different engine or lower capacity engine then it's fine. but detune to reduce the power, and when it is also not to reduce to CAT A limit (in SG context) just does not make sense. And when

It further adds to the mystery

Might be because of tax or insurance brackets. e.g. Last time, BMW limited their 325/328 to 192hp because above that, German insurance or tax would be higher.

Faiming_low Sep 19 2014 10:59 AM

Might be because of tax or insurance brackets. e.g. Last time, BMW limited their 325/328 to 192hp because above that, German insurance or tax would be higher.

 

Yup, that's the reason for the de-tune! Anyway, these models aren't likely to come to our shores.

Kratoschumacher Sep 19 2014 11:45 AM

Maybe we should get a Cayman 131 and Boxster 131 (131ps 0r 130bhp) ?

Kratoschumacher Sep 19 2014 11:47 AM

They should tune it to below 130bhp and bring to Singapore to qualify for Cat A COE.

 

I'm looking forward to the Cayman 129 and Boxster 129.

 

oops, my bad, didn't see your comment.. but i agree with you!

ER-3682 Sep 19 2014 07:27 PM
No point,import here,lower power but same road tax,they should put the VW group 2.0 T,GTI engine in it,lower road tax & huge power upgrade possibilty.
Faiming_low Sep 21 2014 12:03 PM

No point,import here,lower power but same road tax,they should put the VW group 2.0 T,GTI engine in it,lower road tax & huge power upgrade possibilty.

 

Yup, having the EA888 engine in the Cayman/Boxster sounds like fun but I reckon a natural-aspirated flat six makes driving a Porsche a little bit more intense! 

ER-3682 Sep 21 2014 01:48 PM
 

Yup, having the EA888 engine in the Cayman/Boxster sounds like fun but I reckon a natural-aspirated flat six makes driving a Porsche a little bit more intense!

 Flat 6 is nice,but drive Porsche must drive the standard or upgrade version.211 Ps,can hardly overtake a Fairlady...
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