Porsche Confirms New Compact Sports Car
Porsche has confirmed they will unveil a new compact car during the Los Angeles Auto Show. It is no surprise the German automaker has chosen L.A. for its latest unveiling, as California has one of the biggest concentrations of its iconic sports cars and SUVs.
Porsche presented its Panamera GTS for the first time anywhere in the world in Los Angeles and has confirmed through a press release that they plan to unveil a new compact sports car at the show this year.
The German automaker has not confirmed what new model we will see at the auto show, but Motor Authority asserts that it will be the long-awaited 2013 Porsche Cayman, which has been spotted in a prototype form for the past couple of years.
The second-generation Porsche Cayman is expected to be slightly better than the 2013 Porsche Boxster and will share a platform with the iconic sports car.
The base form of the new Bosxter has a 2.7-liter straight six and generates 265 horsepower, while the upgraded Bosxter S has a 3.4-liter engine and cranks our 315 horsepower.
The Cayman is expected to clock in at 10-20 horsepower more than the Bosxter’s figures and also accelerate to 60 mph slightly faster at around 5.2 to 5.5 seconds.
Motorward also notes that the new Porsche compact sports car will likely be the 2013 Cayman, because the company has not been seen testing any other unknown models. They also believe that the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 will make an appearance for the firt time at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which will begin on November 28.
The US remains Porsche’s top sales market with 28,226 models being purchased so far in 2012 — an increase of 13 percent from last year.