According to Auto Bild, it is hinting that Volkswagen may be trying to share a production facility among models such as the Golf, Boxster and Cayman. This ought to happen soon or later since Volkswagen is now the owner of Porsche, and we’ve already have seen similarity between the 2011 Porsche Cayenne and the VW Touareg.
Based on an insider, the Volkswagen’s factory in Osnabrück has been prepared to accept the manufacture of both sports cars. Which would imply that the Osnabrück plant would likely to begin working on the Caymans and Boxsters once the production at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen facility has reached its maximum capacity.
Ludger Teeken, CEO of the Osnabrück plant, also stated that strategies have been made to put together the plant in order to handle the Porsche models should the need come up. At the same time, Golf production is set to start at the plant in early 2011.
Here is the a recap of what to expect from the new 2011 Porshe Cayman R since its debut at the 2010 LA Auto Show last November. It is powered by a 3.4-liter flat-six with 330 horsepower, and comes with a choice of a PDK automatic gearbox or a conventional six-speed manual. Porsche claims that the 2011 Cayman R can sprint from 0-60 mph in about 4.7 seconds with top speed of 175 mph. As for pricing, the 2011 Cayman R comes with a price tag of $66,000.