Porsche will launch a lightweight Clubsport version of the Cayman this year, according to reports.
Several US media reports claim the Porsche Cayman Clubsport has had a positive reception among American and European dealers and will go into production early next year following an LA motor show launch in November.
The Cayman would be similar in concept to the Porsche Boxster Spyder, which was launched at the LA motor show last year. That car is a special run-out model for the Boxster range, which is set to be replaced alongside the Cayman in 2011/12.
The long-rumoured Cayman Clubsport will be around 80kg lighter than the standard car, with the biggest weight saving taking place in the wheels, doors and interior.
There is also tipped to be a subtle power upgrade to its 3.4-litre flat-six engine helping to shave up to half a second off the Cayman S’s 0-62mph time.
Other upgrades are expected to include lowered suspension, a duck-tail rear spoiler and Clubsport graphics, while a roll cage will be offered as part of an optional track pack.
A Porsche spokesman said the car was just “speculation” at this time.
“We’ve had no confirmation of this car just yet,” they said, “but it’s a car that’s been talked about for a long time we’ve already done a similar thing with the Boxster.”