Heralding a return to the brand’s four-cylinder heritage, Porsche is rumored to be bringing a four-cylinder turbocharged Cayman to the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Porsche’s first production car, the 356, used a Volkswagen-sourced flat four and news of the brand’s plan to build a boxer four cylinder emerged earlier this year. Now, reports are suggesting the powerplant will find its way under the hood of the Cayman and likely the Boxster.
It will be a turbocharged 2.5-liter boxer engine with 350 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque translated through a Porsche dual-clutch transmission and will power the range-topping version of the car.
The current Cayman S (pictured above), which the company just unveiled during the 2012 L.A. Auto Show, already approaches previous-generation 911 performance. The turbocharged four banger version doesn’t exist yet, but it would raise questions about Porsche’s future plans for both the Cayman and 911.