2009 Porsche Cayman
In creating the second-generation Porsche Cayman coupe, Porsche was smart: It didn't mess with automotive near-perfection. The 2009 Porsche Cayman unveiled at the 2008 L.A. auto show has big shoes to fill in replacing the current Cayman model: a shape that competes with a Maxfield Parrish sunrise for pure beauty, and driving dynamics that compete with, well, the Porsche 911 for articulate road manners. But again, Porsche didn't mess with it too much bumping the horsepower in the Cayman and Cayman S up to 265 and 320, respectively. At the same time, fuel economy on both models has gone up as well -- 26 mpg and 25 mpg, respectably. A little bit of new front and rear bodywork, and headlight (bigger) and taillight (new) work are the definition of subtle change.
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