Porsche Cayman 2013: have they run out of new ideas?
|   Wednesday, January 02, 2013
It is not uncommon in the auto market for a wonderful design to be replicated. Even some of the leading car manufacturing brands replicate some of the famous car designs, or at least some features of the car design, of some other well known car manufacturing companies. This has been a going trend in the recent past.

Many car manufacturing brands do not replicate car models from other car manufacturing brands, but recreate or give a face lift to some of the previously famous car models of their own production.
This is a much nobler approach to the trend of replicating. Many have released some of their previous models. This has proved to be very beneficial for some car manufacturing companies, whereas many other brands have lost a fortune trying out this trick.

Porsche has tried these timeless tricks quite a few times, and it has proven to be very successful for them. Many of the leading car models manufactured by Porsche have similar models in pairs, as one may be inspired by the other, or it may be the re release of a previous model. The latest pair of car models that makes its way into this list are the Porsche 906 released in the 1960s and the latest 2013 Porsche Cayman.

The 2013 Cayman seems to be too familiar. It is referred to as the affordable and comfortable version of the 911. The Porsche 906 and the Porsche 911 are also very similar looking models. The Porsche Cayman though looks similar, but the car is completely new. Every feature included in the design of the car is new and never used before. Still the basic looks of the car remains the same and that seems to be the problem in distinguishing the car from the previous models that are also derived from similar designs.

Everything, ranging from the style and size of the wheelbase, to the minor specifications of the engine is different from the previous models. It is difficult to pinpoint the aspects of similarity, but the similarity that appears to the naked eye is almost uncanny.

If a comparative study of the three models of car under consideration, the Porsche 911, the Porsche 906 and the Porsche Cayman is done that it is seen that they are in fact quite different. The engines fitted in the three cars are quite different in terms of the power produced. The horsepower of the three models is different by a respectable margin of at least 50, and so is the torque produced. Depending on these two factors, the rotations per minute produced by the engine also differ.

The weight of the three different models is also quite different. Depending on all these factors the top speed and also the pickup of the cars are different. So keeping aside the looks and feel of the car, there seems to be a difference in every other aspect of the car, still the models look quite similar. The reason remains a mystery.
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